Recently, the former skipper of the Indian team Sourav Ganguly expressed that Wriddhiman Saha is the best wicket-keeper batsman in the world at the moment. The latest stats reveal that Sourav Ganguly is indeed correct, as Wriddhiman Saha has got the best percentage of taking catches behind the wickets.
Rishabh Pant is at 9th with 91.6%
After a couple of failures in West Indies, the Indian Team management has asked Rishabh Pant to stay away from the playing XI and called Wriddhiman Saha to keep the wickets for the team. Right in his first game, he grabbed the sharp chance by sending Bruyn back to the hut.
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Among the active wicketkeepers in international cricket at present, Saha leaves others behind with his proficiency in catching against pace bowlers. Saha as per a CricViz stat completes 96.9% catches successfully. The stat is certainly the best, as no other wicket-keeper has got such consistency with his glovers.
The closest to Wriddhiman Saha is the Sri Lankan wicketkeeper Niroshan Dickwella, who bagged the percentage of 95.5. Third in the chart is England’s Jonny Bairstow, who got 95.2%. The other Indian wicket-keeper Rishabh Pant is placed at 9th in the chart with 91.6%.
Following his heroics in Visakhapatnam, the opening batsman Rohit Sharma hailed the skills of the wicket-Keeper. “I thought he is keeping really well. We have grown up in these conditions but it is not easy for the keeper in these conditions because the oddball turns and stays low and suddenly. I don’t know that much technically but as a keeper, you have to stay very still and I thought he did a great job,” Rohit Sharma said.
Wriddhiman Saha has been the top performer for ages in domestic cricket but MS Dhoni blocked his way to the International team. However, after Dhoni’s retirement, Saha got the role to look after the wicket-keeping in Test cricket but injury once again asked him to stay away from the team. However, he made a tremendous comeback.