ICC World Cup 2019: Team-wise wicket-keeper rating for the tournament
There is absolutely no room for error and every mistake committed by a keeper is remembered by the fans for ages.
Updated - May 27, 2019 1:20 pm
Wicket-keeping is one of the most rugged jobs in the sport of cricket. There is no scope of slackening and a wicket-keeper must have a hundred per cent concentration for every ball. It is important for them to duck every ball to analyze the bounce and the line which can be quite exhaustive physically. Moreover, while keeping to a fast bowler, a keeper needs to run up to the stumps almost every ball. Thus, it is one of the jobs in cricket that demands great skill.
There is absolutely no room for error and every mistake committed by a keeper is remembered by the fans for ages. Hence, keeping in a tournament like the World Cup is an added responsibility and the pressure is higher. To make things more interesting, we’ve decided to rate each of the first-choice wicket-keepers based on their skill, ability to make adjustments to the field, assisting the captain with the DRS calls and a few other factors.
Here are the ratings for each of the wicket-keeper:
1. Mushfiqur Rahim – 7/10
Bangladesh wicketkeeper-batsman Mushfiqur Rahim has been around for quite some while now. The former skipper might be one of the most important members in the middle-order for his team. But if you consider his wicket-keeping skills, that is something that one wouldn’t want to rate highly.
Rahim often commits silly mistakes behind the stumps and isn’t someone who has got the fastest hands. There are several occasions where he failed to read the ball and ended up spilling easy catches. Moreover, Rahim isn’t someone you’d want to trust with the DRS calls as he’s got those terribly wrong in the past.