Top 5 Wicketkeeper-batsmen in IPL history: The Indian Premier League has gained worldwide fame over the years-thanks to many of the big hitters who have featured in this league.
People only tend to remember the exploits of those who excel in front of the stumps. One must also go through records to check the brilliance of those behind them. Yes. We are talking about the wicket keepers. We thereby compile a list of five versatile men who have impressed one and all with both their batting and keeping across the various seasons of the IPL.
5. WRIDDHIMAN SAHA
This flashy wicket keeper batsman from Bengal has spent most of his career under the shadow of M.S Dhoni , be it in International cricket or in the IPL. Nevertheless, he has made his limited opportunities count.
He started off his IPL career with KKR, wherein he impressed many with his tidy keeping and useful middle order batting. Later, he got picked by CSK for a span of 3 years in which he barely got to feature in the playing XI. But, it was while playing for KXIP, that his career actually blossomed. Who can forget the stunning ton that he got against his hometown, Kolkata in the 2014 final? It’s a different issue that he ended on the losing side, but since that day, Wriddhiman had become a force to reckon with. Now, that the floodgates have opened for him in Test cricket post Dhoni’s retirement, he needs to keep up the good work behind the stumps as well as in front of them.
IPL stats: Batting- 71 matches,50 innings,902 runs, 3 50s, 1 100, Avg.- 28.09, S/R- 134.38, 4s-71, 6s-42.
Wicket keeping-24 catches,11 stumpings.