ICC Champions Trophy: The Best Wicket-Keepers In The World

This post will take a quick look at the top five wicketkeepers who played in the ICC Cricket World Cup in the next few paragraphs. The 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup started in England and Wales on day 482 of the countdown. This was the same number of days as Kumar Sangakkara’s record for the most dismissals by a wicketkeeper in one-day internationals (ODIs). Checkout the list of the top five wicket-keepers based on how many wickets they’ve taken.

  • Adam Gilchrist –

When Gilchrist played for the CW, he struck out 1.67 times per inning.  Adam Gilchrist has to be on a list of the best wicketkeepers in all of history of the champions league cricket winners. Gilchrist doesn’t hold the record for the most dismissals at the event, but he does hold several other records, and only Sangakkara has more dismissals in ODIs and the Cricket World Cup.

As a member of the Australian team that won the World Cup in 2003, he set a new record by getting rid of 21 batters in just 10 innings. This was the most batters ever gotten rid of in a single tournament. In 2003, in a game against Namibia, he caught six balls and tied the record for most outs in an innings, which he now shares with Pakistan’s Sarfraz Ahmed.

Gilchrist averaged 1.67 dismissals per innings, which was the most of the top five keepers who played in the World Cup.

  • Kumar Sangakkara –

At the World Cup, Sangakkara was the wicketkeeper for a total of 36 innings. He was responsible for 54 outs, which is about 1.5 per innings on average. In his first World Cup game, which was against New Zealand in 2003, he made three catches and one stumping on his first try. As it turned out, this was the one where he did the best with the gloves, because he won with 17 knockouts.

That year at the Cricket World Cup, Sangakkara has been responsible for thirteen stumpings, which is the same number as the record. It makes sense that Kumar Sangakkara is the wicketkeeper with the most dismissals in a World Cup match.

His WorldCup career came to an end when he was kicked out of game 15 times in 2007, 14 times in 2011, and 8 times in 2015. Sangakkara’s best performance in an innings is when he gets rid of four batsmen. He has done this three times: twice in 2003 and once in 2011. He has also set a new record for the most stumpings in a single World Cup with 13.

  • Mahendra Singh Dhoni  –

In terms of how well Dhoni did as a wicketkeeper, 2015 was his best year. In 2015, Dhoni had his best season ever behind the wickets. India’s wicketkeeper MS Dhoni was in third place and has a good chance of adding to his total in 2019. Dhoni has been in the World Cup three times, in 2007, 2011, and 2015. In a total of 20 games, he has gotten rid of 32 batters, which is an average of 1.6 per inning

MS Dhoni did a great diving grab with his offhand at the 15th Cricket World Cup. During the second Quarter-Final of the 2015 Cricket World Cup on March 19 in Melbourne, MS Dhoni throws himself to his left and catches Soumya Sarkar with one hand. In 2015, he led India to the tournament semifinals with 15 dismissals, which was his best performance to date (all catches).

In 2015, while playing against Bangladesh in Melbourne, Dhoni broke the record for most outs in an inning. During the game, he was able to get four outs.

  • Brendon McCullum –

Both wicketkeeper MS Dhoni and the former captain of New Zealand’s cricket team, Brendon McCullum, recorded a total of 32 dismissals behind the wickets during the World Cup. Because of this, they finished in a tie for third place. However, Dhoni has played the role of a wicketkeeper in every single one of India’s World Cup matches, whilst McCullum has only done so a quarter of the time

Although he participated in four World Cups, he was not quite as efficient as Dhoni at clearing the field of batsmen (1.280 runs per innings) (2003, 2007, 2011, 2015). When McCullum was playing for his team in the West Indies in 2007, he did an outstanding job behind the wickets. During that tournament, he had a total of 14 wickets after playing 10 innings.

  • Mark Boucher –

Boucher was disqualified from the event on his very first attempt eleven times. Boucher’s first few years in the industry got off to a strong start. In his very first event, he was responsible for the elimination of 11 competitors. At this point in the ICC Cricket World Cup, Mark Boucher is the only wicketkeeper to remain in the top five. He leads all other players in terms of the number of wickets he has taken in tests (555).

The former South African wicketkeeper finished the World Cup with 31 wickets after 25 innings, which works out to an average of 1.240 dismissals per innings. The year 1999 was Boucher’s first appearance in the World Cup, and it was also his best year as a player. That year, he had 11 cases dismissed, which was his greatest total (tied with 2003).

At Edgbaston, during his maiden Cricket World Cup, he caught four balls off of Australia’s bat to tie a memorable semi-final. This allowed his team to advance to the final. This was his first major achievement in sports on a global stage, and it was a significant one.

These wicketkeepers were the best in cricket. Bowlers while bowling Yorkers or bouncers don’t have to worry that their will not be caught. These wicketkeepers use to grab many bowls that came on to them.

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