To have a specialist batsmen is a boon but if he can chip in with a few important wickets it becomes an added advantage to the side. Cricket has been a game of uncertainties. It has seen a wicket-keeper batsman remove his gloves to come out and bowl. While at times, in the longer formats, a certain Virat Kohli or Alastair Cook also have a go with the bowl.
Let us have a look at five such specialist batsmen who picked up important wickets for their teams:
Former England batsman Marcus Trescothik has over 9000 international runs to his name and scored at an average of 43.79 in Tests and nearly 38 in ODIs. But that did not stop him from chipping in crucial wickets for his national team. He has picked up one wicket in the longest format and four in the ODIs.
At the Nat-West tri-series, fifth ODI between England and West Indies, Trescothik picked up the wicket of Ramnaresh Sarwan who was cruising at 46. Paul Collingwood took a brilliant catch as the dangerous looking Sarwan was sent back to the pavillion.