In cricket, wicketkeepers do a very thankless job. They go unnoticed for their good deeds but get criticised the moment they err. Yet, the modern-day game is glint with some of the finest practitioners of the glovework.
These wicketkeepers offer the safest hands behind the stumps and also add immense value with the bat. Effectively playing an all-rounder that lends a lot of balance to the side across formats and conditions.
Ranking The Five Best Wicketkeepers In World Cricket Presently
5. Tim Paine
Australia’s current Test captain, Paine, took the extra responsibility of leading the side when the team from down under was going through its worst phase. Paine was integral to Australia’s resurgence after the controversial ball-tampering saga.
Apart from his excellent leadership, Paine has also been a very fine wicketkeeper-batsman in Test cricket. He has played 33 Tests for Australia with 1,418 runs at a respectable average of 32.23, including eight half-centuries. Paine has hardly let go anything behind the stumps and is rightfully considered among the finest doing the rounds.