Wicket Keepers play a big part in any format of the game and IPL is a great platform where the wicketkeepers can establish their potential with the bat as well. Australian legend Adam Gilchrist was one such wicketkeeper who had a great career in the IPL with his batting, wicket keeping as well as captaining the side.
In the current generation, wicket keepers are rated mostly based on their batting performances, and especially in IPL, the franchises are happy to field with part-time keepers. Wicket keepers have the best views of the field surrounded and they remain the main motivation for the bowlers.
IPL 2021: Rating All 8 Teams On The Basis Of Their Wicket Keepers:
8. Royal Challengers Bangalore – 7/10
Royal Challengers Bangalore has the balance of the side affected due to their lack of quality Indian wicket Keepers in the side. They had the likes of Parthiv Patel in the previous edition but if he plays, he can bat in the top order only which won’t suit the team combination. AB Devilliers can keep wickets, but with his excellent fielding skills, it will be tough to constrain him to the keeping role.
Josh Phillipe is one of the best upcoming batsmen from the Australian team and he is an option for the RCB as he can open as well as keep wickets. He is in good form in the Big Bash League 2021 while the Indian wicket-keeper backups will be inexperienced Srikar Bharat and Mohammad Azharuddeen for the IPL 2021.