Best Wicket Keepers in World Cup 2019 – Wicket Keepers are integral to any team and when it comes to the mega event; their contribution to the team cannot be undermined. From Adam Gilchrist to MS Dhoni, many wicketkeepers have played decisive roles in their team’s successful campaign in the ICC tournaments and this would be a no different tournament to them. Let us check out some of the best wicketkeepers to look out for in this ICC Cricket World Cup 2019.
Best Wicket Keepers in World Cup 2019
Mahendra Singh Dhoni (India)
If you have to single out one wicketkeeper in the tournament, we can bet MS Dhoni to be the choice of 100% poll takers. Such has been his aura which has grown since his masterclass innings to take India home against Sri Lanka in the World Cup 2011 final.
After saying goodbye to captaincy, MS Dhoni focused a great deal on his keeping skills which are second to none. He also serves as a beacon for the spinners and is frequently seen changing the field positions and giving valuable tips from behind the stumps.
He has personally overseen the growth of many young spinners and one among them is Kuldeep Yadav – the chinaman. The young man attributes his success to MS Dhoni’s accurate field placements and inputs from behind the stumps. His return to form in the recently concluded IPL boosts the Indian team’s morale while the team management might bat him at number four.
This world cup could also be the last time we see MS Dhoni in action before he hangs his boots from a successful career which pans to have won all the ICC tournaments as a captain. In that case, the Indian team would like to give him a parting gift by winning the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. Still, no official announcement has been made on this yet.
Jos Buttler (England)
Jos Buttler has been at the helm of affairs for England for a long time now and the persistence has really played out for the team with Buttler becoming a mainstay in the batting affairs. He is agile behind the stumps and explosive in front of it. On his day, he can single-handedly take the game out of the opposition’s hand. The England team would love to see him continue the form from the IPL as well as the series against Pakistan.
Best Wicket-Keepers in World Cup 2019
Quinton De Cock (South Africa)
Another superstar in making is the young South African Wicketkeeper Quinton De Cock who would be playing his second world cup this time. The southpaw ended up as the second highest scorer in the recently concluded IPL and was consistent throughout the stump. Behind the stumps, he is electric and has a good understanding of the spinning conditions as well. The team would expect him to give solid starts with the veteran Hashim Amla should the team decides to promote Amla.
Mushfiqur Rahim (Bangladesh)
Known for his subtle temperament and great understanding of the match situations, Mushfiqur Rahim could very well be the player Bangladesh would look to for inspiration. He has been a consistent match winner for the team both behind and in front of the stumps and he would like to hand the country a great gift before having his last stint.