Top 10 Best Wicketkeeper in the World – Who is the best wicketkeeper in the World?

In this article, we will discuss who are the top 10 best wicket-keepers in the world, Who is currently the best Indian wicketkeeper, and much more.

Wicketkeeping is not an easy job, it requires good level of fitness and dedication to be a good wicket-keeper. They play huge role behind the stumps for the team. Wicket-keepers are like the main man of the team. He should also have positive attitude and should motivate the team in tough times.

They also play a huge role in making a decision whether to take a DRS or not. Wicket-keeper is known as the second captain of the team. Many youngsters have the former Indian skipper MS Dhoni as their idol and is arguably one of the best wicket-keepers to play the sport.

RankingPlayer NameCountryDismissals
10.Quinton De KockSouth Africa468
9.Dinesh RamdinWest Indies468
8.Jeff DujonWest Indies474
7.Rod MarshAustralia479
6.Brad HaddinAustralia474
5.Ian HealyAustralia628
4.Kumar SangakkaraSri Lanka678
3.MS DhoniIndia829
2.Adam GilchristAustralia905
1.Mark BoucherSouth Africa998
Best Wicket-keepers in the World

Top 10 Best Wicketkeeper in the World

10. Quinton De Kock

South Africa's Quinton De Kock ruled out of Zimbabwe Test with hamstring  injury
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De Kock is one of the best wicketkeeper batsmen in the world. He generally opens the innings with the bat and is also very sharp behind the stumps. De Kock has taken some outstanding diving catches behind the stumps.

De Kock is still very young and has made a name for himself as a Wicket-kepeer all around the globe and has 468 dismissals in his 284 international games so far.

9. Dinesh Ramdin

Windies Tour To India 2018 | Denesh Ramdin | Kuldeep Yadav |
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Dinesh Ramdin from West Indies stands 9th on our list of top 10 best wicket-keepers in the World. He was brilliant behind the stumps and has some stunning catches and runouts to his name.

Ramdin made his debut in 2005 and has 468 dismissals to his name in his 284 international outings for the West Indies.

8. Jeff Dujon

Jeff Dujon: Acrobatic behind the stumps, aesthetic in front — CricketMash
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Dujon might not be a familiar name to the cricket fans these days but was one of the best wicket-keepers in his playing days. He played for the West Indies in the 1980s and has now retired from all forms of career.

Dujon has 474 dismissals to his name in his 10 year long international career. He is still involved with the sport and can be seen commentary for various channels.

7. Rod Marsh

Brilliant and brash, Marsh defined cricket's revolution | cricket.com.au
Source – Cricket Australia

Australia has produced some world-class keepers in the world and Rod Marsh was one of them. The most significant fact about Marsh is that he has played only 188 international games but still has 479 dismissals to his name and is only wicket-keeper on our list who has played less than 200 games. Rod Marsh passed away on March 4th, 2022.

6. Brad Haddin

Pakistan vs Australia 2014: Brad Haddin feels he will be able to bat  despite injury | Cricket Country
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Haddin is the second Australian to feature on our list of the best wicket-keepers in the world. He has now retired from all forms of international cricket. Haddin played from 2005 to 2015 and has 474 dismissals to his name in his 226 matches. He stands 6th on our list.

5. Ian Healy

Ian Healy: Quintessential tough Aussie | Cricket Country
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Healy is another name, which the fans might not be familiar to. He was one of the best wiceket-keepers from 1988 to 1999. Healy had 628 dismissals to his name in his 287 matches which looked unbreakable, He is the second highest Australian wicket-keeper in terms of number of dismissals on below Adam Gilchrist.

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4. Kumar Sangakkara

Kumar-Sangakkara-wicket keeping - CricIndeed
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Kumar Sangakkara is one of the greatest cricketers to play for Sri Lanka. He was not only a brilliant batsman and Captain but is also known as a fantastic keeper.

Sangakkara certainly has thousands of runs and centuries but has also played the highest number of matches played by a wicket-keeper. Sangakkara has played 594 international games and has 678 dismissals to his name.

3. Mahendra Singh Dhoni (MS Dhoni)

MS Dhoni reveals why he doesn't practice wicket-keeping in the nets
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MS Dhoni is the only indian wicket-keeper to feature on our list. He is a household name in India and also known has Captain cool. Dhoni is undoubtedly one of th best finisher of the games as well.

He is very fast and super fit behind the stumps. Dhoni has 829 dismissals to his name in 538 international outings and is arguably the best wicketkeeper of India.

2. Adam Gilchrist:

Wicket-keepers with Record of Most dismissals in an innings: T20I cricket
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Gilchrist is regarded as one of the best wicket-keepers in test cricket and ODI cricket. He was excellent behind the stumps and is still known as one of the best wicketkeeper of Australia. Gilchrist made his debut way back in 1999 and was at it best in the early 2000s both behind the stumps and also with the bat.

He has 416 dismissals to his name in his 96 games which is the second highest by a wicket-keeper in test cricket after Mark Boucher of South Africa. Ghilchrist is known as the best wicketkeeper of Australia.

1. Mark Boucher

Mark Boucher's International career in numbers
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Mark Boucher, known as a South African legend, stands 1st on our list of best wicket-keepers in the world. He was very safe behind the stumps and rarely dropped any easy catches.

Boucher has featured in 467 international games in his career and has 998 dismissals to his name, and just missed the four figure mark by just 2 dismissals.

Many of the players on our list have retired from international cricket but are a source of an inspiration to all the youngsters out there.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Who is the no 1 wicketkeeper in the world?

Mark Boucher is known as the no 1 wicketkeeper in the world with 998 dismissals in his 467 international outings.

Who is the best Indian wicketkeeper?

MS Dhoni is known as the best wicketkeeper of India with 829 dismissals in his 538 internationals games.

What is the new wicket-keeper rule that has changed?

It is unfair if a wicket-keeper changes his position significantly before the ball reaches the striker.

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