Best wicket keeper in world, ever.
Asked by: parthiban on 12-11-2010

Commented by parthi on 12 Nov, 2010

Adam Gilchrist.

Commented by balaji on 12 Nov, 2010

one and only ADAM GILCHRIST

Commented by Binit on 12 Nov, 2010

Best wicket keeper currently is a whole different list but if you're talking EVER, I think the topic should be best wicket keeper + batsman, and then, I would agree with Adam Gilchrist. Aussie legend's records speak for itself and he had most scalps behind the wicket the day he retired. here are few lists :-

Most runs as keeper in Tests
Adam Gilchrist (Australia) = 5570 runs, 96 tests, 17 century.
Mark Boucher (South Africa) = 5171 runs, 135 tests, 5 century.
Alec Stewart (England) = 4540 runs, 82 tests, 6 century.
Andy Flower (Zimbabwe) = 4404 runs, 55 tests, 12 century.

Most runs as keeper in One day
Adam Gilchrist (Australia) = 9410 runs, 282 ODI, 16 century.
Kumar Sangakkara (Sri Lanka) = 7711+ runs, 235 ODI, 8 century.
Andy Flower (Zimbabwe) = 5845 runs, 186 ODI, 4 century.
MS Dhoni (India) = 5733+ runs, 172 ODI, 7 century.
Mark Boucher (South Africa) = 4658 runs, 291 ODI, 1 century.

Andy Flower of yesteryear may have broke all sorts of record and people would have remembered him more than they do had he played for some other country than Zimbabwe which never had a settled test & ODI team. He was a safe keeper and a multi dimentional left handed batsman. Kumar Sangakkara, current Sri Lankan captain, isn't bad either and if he can continue the way he's going, he'll surely challenge Adam Gilchrist's achievements in a decade. India's MS Dhoni, New Zealand's Brendon McCullum and English Alec Stewart of few of my favorite wicket keeper batsmen.

Most dismissals by a keeper in tests
Mark Boucher (South Africa) = 504 (482ct, 22st), 135 tests.
Adam Gilchrist (Australia) = 416 (379ct, 37st), 96 tests.
Ian Healy (Australia) = 395 (366ct, 29st), 119 tests.
Rodney Marsh (Australia) = 355 (343ct, 12st), 96 tests.
Jeff Dujon (West Indies) = 270 (265ct, 5st), 81 tests.

Most dismissals by a keeper in one day
Adam Gilchrist (Australia) = 472 (417ct, 55st), 287 ODI.
Mark Boucher (South Africa) = 421 (399ct, 22st), 292 ODI.
Kumar Sangakkara (Sri Lanka) = 325+ (255ct, 70st), 279 ODI.
Moin Khan (Pakistan) = 287 (214ct, 73st), 219 ODI.
Ian Healy (Australia) = 233 (194ct, 39st), 168 ODI.
MS Dhoni (India) = 225+ (170ct, 55st), 172 ODI.

BUT, wicket keeper's prime job is safe glovework and for that, we'll have to give it to Mark Boucher of South Africa who holds the record of most victims in both major format of top level cricket. Ian Healy of Australia was long considered as safe behind the wicket as house, so were Allan Knott of England and Rodney Marsh of Australia and Jeffery Dujon of West Indies.

Commented by SAM on 26 Nov, 2010


Commented by deepan on 04 Dec, 2010

adam gilchrist ever

Commented by Zoe on 11 Dec, 2010

Don't forget Boucher. most catches ever.

Commented by saroj on 28 Dec, 2010

here if you consider wickets per match then again adam gilchrist is ahead. as a batsman he is way ahead of other wicket keeper batsmen too.

Commented by zubair on 23 Jan, 2011

Moin khan.

Commented by shiva on 27 Jan, 2011

MS Dhoni holds all those records for coming WC matches and he places the top of them !!!

Commented by Yash on 10 Apr, 2011

Adam Gilchrist:- Best Wickt keeper

Commented by harsh on 14 Apr, 2011

Adam Gilchrist:- Best Wickt keeper

Commented by SRI NAVIN on 16 Apr, 2011


Commented by AD Rana on 16 Apr, 2011

Best keeper ever is Kumar Sangakkara

Commented by Meet on 16 Apr, 2011

Adam Gilchrist

Commented by jaisim on 30 Apr, 2011

one and only gilchrist ever

Commented by yt on 05 May, 2011

NO Mark Boucher is the great

Commented by harmish soni on 05 May, 2011

The following wicket keepers is the best- 1 ADAM GILCHRIST 2 MARK BOUCHER 3 IAN HEALLY 4 MS DHONI 5 KUMAR SANGAKKARA

Commented by MOTOR on 16 May, 2011


Commented by johnson on 18 May, 2011

Gilly(Adam Gilchrist) is the no 1 best wicket keeper, always..

Commented by NIDIN VIJAYAN BAHRAIN on 18 May, 2011

adam gilchrist is BETTER than any one!!!!GILLY FOREVER!!

Commented by Praburam on 21 May, 2011


Commented by diptomoy on 22 May, 2011

no............its one n only MAHENDRA SINGH DHONI!!!

Commented by devesh on 24 May, 2011

gilli is the best

Commented by anish patel on 27 May, 2011

MS dhoni

Commented by mohd asif on 13 Jun, 2011

i think nobody is like adam gilchrist i m also a wicket keeper but i get inspiration from adam gilchrist. i wish that one day i will also become wicket keeper like adam gilchrist

Commented by jon on 14 Jun, 2011

there is none to compare with gliiy always gilchrsit is the oly legendary wicket keeper ms dhoni is a very small boy wen compared to gilly

Commented by Udayraj on 21 Jun, 2011

Currently, MS Dhoni is the best wicketkeeper in the world and also the best captain and batsman.

Commented by Sreemanth on 24 Jun, 2011

One and only mahendra singh dhoni no other wk than dhoni

Commented by madia khan on 28 Jun, 2011

SANGA is the best. Mahi is good.

Commented by Somnath Adhiakri on 02 Jul, 2011

GILLY.... is the best wicket keeper in world but MAHI...... is team india susscesfully wicket keeper & captaincy.

Commented by tahir nadeem on 12 Jul, 2011

Gilchrist and Sangakarra are the best wicket keeper in world.

Commented by hakkimmalik on 17 Jul, 2011

one and only the best hard hitter "GILCHRIST"is the best wicket keeper for ever."GILLI"rocks.

Commented by RVS on 24 Jul, 2011

MS Dhoni is nit even eligible to be compared with Gilly in wicket keeping.....GILLY ROCKZZZZZZZZZZ.

Commented by sayeed on 12 Aug, 2011

adam gilchrist no.1 wicket keeper

Commented by arjune on 19 Aug, 2011

Gilly is the best wk batsman forever and its a fact which can never be rewritten.

Commented by Shailen on 04 Sep, 2011

Gilly is the best!

Commented by Anoop on 15 Oct, 2011

M.S.Dhoni is the one and only best wicket keeper that india had ever seen.

Commented by Ashish godara on 15 Oct, 2011

one and only Adam gilchrist

Commented by shiva palagummi on 16 Oct, 2011

Years goes by, new generation come and go,all time great records may be changed but the only stylish, handsome and hard-hitting batsman forever in the world is "ADAM GILCHRIST"---No one cannot reach him.

Commented by Sarvesh Singh on 17 Oct, 2011

Mahi is the best wicket keeper......

Commented by Kathir on 18 Oct, 2011

Adam gilchrist

Commented by kalyani on 25 Oct, 2011

Adam Gilchrist.

Commented by SARA N G on 27 Oct, 2011

MS Dhoni is the best wicket keeper batsman in the world now.

Commented by N MADIHA on 27 Oct, 2011

SANGAKKARA is also among the best in the world.

Commented by KICHU on 20 Nov, 2011


Commented by Shahbaz ahmad on 16 Dec, 2011

Sangakara is the best wicket keeper in the world After Moin khan.

Commented by Vinodh on 17 Dec, 2011

Adam gilchrist is the best there is, the best there was and the best there ever will be. Sangakara never keeps in Tests. MSD cant play fast bowling with the same ease as Gilly. Style, grace and quality - Gilchrist. Averages dont often reflect the quality of a player. If Gilly has the same % of notouts, his average would have been much higher.

Commented by mark mcfarland on 28 Dec, 2011

Depends on your age - Knotty for the reflexes, Healy for the Bowled Warne Caught Healy, Ridley Jacobs for sheer entertainment & Jeff Dujon for being able to see the ball.

Commented by Parthkyada on 30 Jan, 2012


Commented by Dinesh on 30 Jan, 2012

Little Kalu (Romesh Kaluwitharana)

Commented by himanshu on 12 Feb, 2012

Dhoni is Worlds best wicket keeper.

Commented by Ansuman on 21 Feb, 2012

Even if other keepers break Gilchrist's records( which are currently the highest, still then he'll remain the best keeper due to his sportsmanship.Gilly is the best batsman and the most incredible wicketkeeper

Commented by Varsha on 26 Feb, 2012

no one dares to beat Gilli's records. churchy you were, you are and you will remain as the best wicketkeeper. i love u

Commented by mansh on 29 Feb, 2012

Gilly ever and forever, and then Boucher.

Commented by Devesh mishra on 17 Mar, 2012

MS dhoni is the best.

Commented by imran ali khan on 01 May, 2012

adam gilchrist and MS Dhoni world top wicket keepers.

Commented by sam on 19 May, 2012

Adam Gilchrist (CHURCHY)

Commented by tarum on 11 Jul, 2012

Adam Gilchrist & Mark Boucher.

Commented by John on 15 Jul, 2012

Alec Stewart

Commented by Mayur on 17 Jul, 2012

Adam Gilchrist and Brendon McCullum

Commented by Dondeenu on 21 Jul, 2012

Kumar Sangakkara

Commented by Adithya dev on 16 Oct, 2014

The awesome wicket-keeper 'Adam Ghilichrist'

Commented by Geoff King on 04 Mar, 2015

Sorry but the best gloveman I have ever seen was Bob Taylor ...yes gloveman ...his keeping was immaculate ..worth his place even if he was not a batsman

Commented by Jinesh Gopalan on 17 Mar, 2015

MS Dhoni... the best wicket keeper with captaincy aura and no doubt he is widely regarded as one of the greatest finishers in limited-overs cricket.

Commented by Kentishman on 30 Jun, 2015

If the question is just pure wicket keeping skills (not including batting) then surely no one comes that close to Alan Knott.

Commented by Queenslander on 12 Sep, 2015

John McLean best ever wicket keeper but never played test cricket due to being born north of the Qld/NSW border. Based on wickets per test match surely Gilchrist beats everyone hands down at 4.33 c.f. Boucher at 3.73. Dhoni doesn't even make the list.

Commented by Subrata Dey on 22 Apr, 2016

Alan Knott was the best wicket keeper ever, if we exclude batting..

Commented by Jaivardhan Maiduly on 24 Sep, 2016

Gilchrist and boucher can fit with any board but dhoni without bcci..... i don't know where he would fit.... may be Pakistan provided he can keep against wild fast bowlers

Commented by Dhruv malhotra on 10 Oct, 2016

ms Dhoni the best

Commented by Cricket updates on 19 Oct, 2016

here is the answer , who is best dhoni vs Gilchrist =>

Commented by priyanshu on 27 Oct, 2016

My favourite lovely gilly

Commented by abhay on 31 Oct, 2016

no one can compete ms

Commented by GANESH CHANDRA JENA on 10 Nov, 2016


Commented by shijo on 09 Dec, 2016

Gilly is the best wicket keeper batsman ever. Gilly foreever

Commented by loosseer SmsD on 11 Dec, 2016

boss MSD..... the legend

Commented by Avishek Hazra on 30 Jan, 2017

Ms Dhoni the F C Wk

Commented by dipender on 26 Feb, 2017


Commented by Tom Walsh on 21 Nov, 2017

Bob Taylor peerless gloveman

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