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  • Mohammad Rizwan

    5 31.25%
  • Jos Buttler

    1 6.25%
  • Jonny Bairstow

    4 25.00%
  • Rishabh Pant

    5 31.25%
  • Quinton de Kock

    1 6.25%
  • Mushfiqur Rahim

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    Who is currently the best all-format wicket-keeper/batter?

    It seems we are living in a golden era of fantastic and entertaining wicket-keeper/batters - Mohammad Rizwan, Jos Buttler, Jonny Bairstow, Rishabh Pant, Quinton de Kock, Mushfiqur Rahim.

    All with varying strengths and qualities.

    Who do you reckon is the best?



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    We are witnessing golden era of wicketkeepers.
    Currently every team has more than one quality wicketkeeper.

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    Tests: Pant
    LOIs: Butler

    Also those days of 1 keeper/captain for all formats are mostly over.

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    Pant is in amazing form so the best in all formats currently

    Butler just in T20 with Riz. not so far behind

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    In t20 Buttler, ODI also Buttler. Tests undoubtedly Pant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Unbiased-Fan View Post
    We are witnessing golden era of wicketkeepers.
    Currently every team has more than one quality wicketkeeper.
    Rahim and Liton Das are certainly most underrated.

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    Tests rizwan
    Odi qdk
    T20 buttler

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    In LOIs it's Buttler of course and in tests it's difficult you can't say Buttler in that format of course. So I'd probably go with Pant at the moment.

    But if we're considering all formats as the thread mentions, then I'd have to go with Quinton De Kock he's the only one that's really good in all 3 formats. Test average of 39 @ 71, ODI average of 46 @ 96, T20I average of 34 @ 135. Not to mention he's been playing in all formats consistently since 2013 and so he's done this over an extended period of time.
    Last edited by QalandarFan; 2nd July 2022 at 01:25.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Saj View Post
    It seems we are living in a golden era of fantastic and entertaining wicket-keeper/batters - Mohammad Rizwan, Jos Buttler, Jonny Bairstow, Rishabh Pant, Quinton de Kock, Mushfiqur Rahim.

    All with varying strengths and qualities.

    Who do you reckon is the best?
    You forgot niroshima dickewala

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    Quote Originally Posted by Unbiased-Fan View Post
    We are witnessing golden era of wicketkeepers.
    Currently every team has more than one quality wicketkeeper.
    There was a time when we had 4 ATG's in AB De Villiers, MS Dhoni, Adam Gilchrist, and Kumar Sangakkara all in their primes playing at the same time.


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    Risabh and it's not even close

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    Tests: Pant

    LOIs: Buttler

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    My precious vote has gone to Jonny Bairstow


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    Rizwan is the most overrated for sure

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    Quote Originally Posted by QalandarFan View Post
    There was a time when we had 4 ATG's in AB De Villiers, MS Dhoni, Adam Gilchrist, and Kumar Sangakkara all in their primes playing at the same time.
    Dhoni is absolutely not an ATG test keeper.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rana View Post
    Rizwan is the most overrated for sure
    Check is recorded in sen and compare it to pant. You will surprise yourself.

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    Bairstow , no doubts.

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    white ball cricket -- buttler.
    Red ball cricket --- tie between pant and de cock.

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    Quote Originally Posted by introvert View Post
    white ball cricket -- buttler.
    Red ball cricket --- tie between pant and de cock.
    De Kock has taken retirement from red ball cricket.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Unbiased-Fan View Post
    We are witnessing golden era of wicketkeepers.
    Currently every team has more than one quality wicketkeeper.
    Note: Bairstow and Buttler are not quality wicketkeepers

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    Quote Originally Posted by QalandarFan View Post
    There was a time when we had 4 ATG's in AB De Villiers, MS Dhoni, Adam Gilchrist, and Kumar Sangakkara all in their primes playing at the same time.
    One of these men scored 0 test centuries in SENA

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    Bairstow was already really good in LOIs where there was a competition with 2-3 other top keepers but, his recent heroics in test cricket currently makes him the best all format keeper.

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    Quote Originally Posted by therealAB View Post
    Note: Bairstow and Buttler are not quality wicketkeepers
    Bairstow has been fine for last couple of seasons with gloves as well I think (Didnít have to keep much in test). However, yes there are better keepers solely from keeping perspective.

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    Quote Originally Posted by therealAB View Post
    One of these men scored 0 test centuries in SENA
    And 2 of them did not play as WK for almost 90% of their career.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Titan24 View Post
    Bairstow has been fine for last couple of seasons with gloves as well I think (Didn’t have to keep much in test). However, yes there are better keepers solely from keeping perspective.
    Yep Bairstow is probably ok and not terrible but neither of them are in the top half of world keepers

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    Specialist Keepers are a thing of the past.
    No respect for them.

    England should play Billings instead of Foakes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by therealAB View Post
    One of these men scored 0 test centuries in SENA
    I meant MS in ODI's of course.


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    Quote Originally Posted by therealAB View Post
    One of these men scored 0 test centuries in SENA
    How fit must gilly be to keep at such a high level and score the way he did. Astonishing feats.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeeteshssaxena View Post
    Specialist Keepers are a thing of the past.
    No respect for them.

    England should play Billings instead of Foakes.
    For that billings need to score some big runs otherwise it's jos buttler situation again.
    Ben Foakes deserves his chances for now and should be backed.

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    For me it comes down to someone who is the #1 wicket keeper for their team and not a part timer. Has to be between Rizwan and Pant as England keeps switching it up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moeey View Post
    How fit must gilly be to keep at such a high level and score the way he did. Astonishing feats.
    Helped that he began his career late (age 29),and batted all the way down at #7 in Tests.

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    Tests - Pant
    LOIs- Buttler

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    Quote Originally Posted by introvert View Post
    white ball cricket -- buttler.
    Red ball cricket --- tie between pant and de cock.
    De Kock has already bottled Test cricket. Not the first SA batter with the ability to keep wicket who has done that.

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    Rizwan.

    Primary job of a keeper-batsman is keeping. Rizwan is very tidy behind the stumps. Also, he is very capable with the bat.


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    Does Bairstow count? If not, no batsman is doing that well across all formats

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joseph Gomes View Post
    Does Bairstow count? If not, no batsman is doing that well across all formats
    This is a thread about keeper-batsmen.

    Bairstow is more like a batsman. England use Foakes/Billings in Test and Butler in LOI for keeping.


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    Rizwan the best wicket keeper in the alongside his brilliant batting.

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    From an Australian perspective it has to be Pant. Falls into the category of cricketers with Ambrose, Botham, Hadlee, VVS and Pujara who scare us and have played pivotal roles in winning 1 or more (or 3 in Pujara's case)

    Pujara's the worst. Feel like we would have won 2017 and 2020/21 without him playing for India, as well as having a much better chance in 2018/19. 2013 he was also fantastic - we were terrible and would have lost anyway but he was huge and from a batsmanship perspective maybe his best series - strike rate of 62

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    Quote Originally Posted by therealAB View Post
    From an Australian perspective it has to be Pant. Falls into the category of cricketers with Ambrose, Botham, Hadlee, VVS and Pujara who scare us and have played pivotal roles in winning 1 or more (or 3 in Pujara's case)

    Pujara's the worst. Feel like we would have won 2017 and 2020/21 without him playing for India, as well as having a much better chance in 2018/19. 2013 he was also fantastic - we were terrible and would have lost anyway but he was huge and from a batsmanship perspective maybe his best series - strike rate of 62
    From anyone's perspective, it has to be Pant.


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    Tests :

    Pant
    Rizwan
    Blundell

    LOIs :-

    Buttler
    Qdk
    Pant/Rizwan ( Pant in ODIs and Rizwan in T20Is)

    Overall :

    1. Pant
    2. Rizwan
    3. --------( Qdk/Buttler both not playing tests now and Blundell doesn't play LOs)

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    Mohammad Rizwan.

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    There is no all format best wk batsman right now.

    Pant is making most impact with the bat in test cricket. With last odi hundred he has proved his potential in white ball cricket but need to play many more innings like that to claim the best wk batsman title in cricket.

    Buttler is having big impact in white ball cricket since many years now. He has set pretty lofty standards for a no.5/6 batsman and finishers. Having good success as an opener in t20s as well.

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    T20s ......Jos Buttler
    ODIs.........Q Decock
    Tests.......Rishab Pant

    And...Best in All Formats
    Rishab Pant (Without any doubt)

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