Wicket keeper batsman have one of the most important roles in any cricket team, they are integral for team performing various roles. From taking catches and stumping players out to guiding the bowlers on how to bowl along with batting, they have to be omnipresent and a bad day in the office for them effects the entire team. Let’s look at the best wicketkeeper in this year’s Indian Premier League.
1. MS Dhoni – Chennai Super Kings
Captain cool- arguably the greatest cricketing captain in recent times, MS, affectionately known as Mahi set the standards of being a wicketkeeper. From his lightening quick hands to being the bowler’s best friend and one of the best finishing batsman ever, he has done it all and won it all as a player and captain both.
The 40 year old captain of Chennai Super Kings, 4 time winner of the coveted IPL trophy has taken 123 catches and 38 stumping’s so far, each which are the highest. Along with that he is hailed as a bowler’s best friend to guide them to get the batsman out. Even though he is well past his peak as a batsman, he is still one of the best wicket keepers out there even at his age.
1. Rishabh Pant – Delhi Capitals
The Indian cricketing prodigy who was set to take over from captain cool, has fulfilled his promises and has become one of the most exiting cricketers in the world, be it his swashbuckling batting or his lightening quick hands behind the wicket. Making the news every other day for saving the Indian cricket team across all formats, the wicketkeeper captain of Delhi Capitals is here not to participate but to take over. He is arguably one of the best player behind the wicket at the moment, with quick hands and being a great advisor to bowlers. Only at the age of 24 he is destined for greatness with 53 catches and 14 stampings so far in the IPL with many more to go. In his last outing the team captained by him had lost the IPL finals against his Indian cricket team predecessor MSD, let see if he will be able to take his team all the way and show online IPL betting websites that they were wrong to predict DC would not be able to perform so well this year.
1. Jos Buttler – Rajasthan Royals
Jos Buttler, the English white ball vice-captain for the National Team and Rajasthan Royals is one of the best wicket keepers in the world. Although he has not been the wicket keeper often for the Rajasthan Royals or any IPL team he is still one of the best.
The Englishman is also known to have quick hands behind the stumps and can dive well for catches and save runs. Other than that he is also a fantastic batsman and has been the savior for Rajasthan Royals when they needed him. Also known for his cool figure he is able to stay calm and take pragmatic calls for the bowlers to get the better of the batsman on strike.