Wicket Keepers have a big role to play in the modern game and especially, they can change the course of the game in a big tournament like IPL which we have seen in the past. Rishabh Pant, the current Indian wicketkeeper has improved his wicket-keeping technique and it has reflected in his batting which has improved vastly.
Wicket Keepers as captain provide an added advantage as they take notice of the batsman’s strength and weakness and set the field according to it. They play a lot of mind games too and they also have to be aware they take every chance that comes their way to survive for a long duration.
Most Dismissals By A Wicketkeeper In IPL History:
Wriddhiman Saha has lost his place to Rishabh Pant in the Indian test team and he will have to wait in the wings until Indian management decides to give him an opportunity. However, he will be part of the IPL for Sunrisers Hyderabad this year and a good season at the top of the order could put some pressure on the spot for Rishabh Pant.
Saha has been part of various IPL franchises in the past and in 124 IPL games, Saha has effected 56 catches and 20 stumpings with 76 dismissals in total. SRH will be hoping for him to come good at the top again which could add an overseas option in the middle order.