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    Has Adam Gilchrist Set the Bar to High for Wicket Keepers

    Ever since the great man played his cricket it feels as though the standard of wicket keepers has gone down. Bar Prior there aren't to many at the moment who you would think are really good ones. Are we now expecting wicket keepers to be one of your best batsmen instead of a decent bat.


    Basically why does everyone except Prior and possibly the Sri Lanka keepers (Chandimal and Prasanna) suck?
    Playing left arm spin better than the national side, since the age of 12
    Kallis a minnow basher you say?
    FTB you say?

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    I definitely agree Prior could be up there with Gilchrist, both explosive batsman, fantastic behind the stumps. MS Dhoni has gone backwards, he still could.
    Lets heat up the debate!!

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    Gilchrist was awesome man, Dhoni Has promised in the One Day format though hasn't lived after an amazing start to the career. Prior is pretty good as well.

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    Adam Gilchrist

    Australia


    Full name Adam Craig Gilchrist
    Born November 14, 1971, Bellingen, New South Wales
    Current age 40 years 65 days
    Major teams Australia, Deccan Chargers, ICC World XI,Kings XI Punjab, Middlesex, New South Wales,Western Australia
    Nickname Gilly, Churchy
    Playing role Wicketkeeper batsman
    Batting style Left-hand bat
    Bowling style Right-arm offbreak
    Fielding position Wicketkeeper
    Height 1.86 m



    Batting and fielding averages
    Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
    Tests 96 137 20 5570 204* 47.60 6796 81.95 17 26 677 100 379 37
    ODIs 287 279 11 9619 172 35.89 9922 96.94 16 55 1162 149 417 55
    T20Is 13 13 1 272 48 22.66 192 141.66 0 0 27 13 17 0
    First-class 190 280 46 10334 204* 44.16 30 43 756 55
    List A 356 343 19 11326 172 34.95 18 63 526 65
    Twenty20 82 82 2 2156 109* 26.95 1497 144.02 3 11 234 110 57 22
    Bowling averages
    Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
    Tests 96 - - - - - - - - - - - -
    ODIs 287 - - - - - - - - - - - -
    T20Is 13 - - - - - - - - - - - -
    First-class 190 - - - - - - - - - - - -
    List A 356 12 10 0 - - - 5.00 - 0 0 0
    Twenty20 82 - - - - - - - - - - - -


    Matt Prior

    England


    Full name Matthew James Prior
    Born February 26, 1982, Johannesburg, Transvaal, South Africa
    Current age 29 years 326 days
    Major teams England, England A, England Lions,England Under-19s, Sussex, Sussex Cricket Board, Victoria
    Playing role Wicketkeeper batsman
    Batting style Right-hand bat
    Fielding position Wicketkeeper
    Height 5 ft 11 in
    Education Brighton College, East Sussex



    Batting and fielding averages
    Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
    Tests 47 70 13 2549 131* 44.71 3807 66.95 6 18 289 12 144 6
    ODIs 68 62 9 1282 87 24.18 1670 76.76 0 3 141 6 71 8
    T20Is 10 8 2 127 32 21.16 100 127.00 0 0 11 5 6 3
    First-class 195 300 35 10785 201* 40.69 15853 68.03 26 60 500 33
    List A 218 200 17 4946 144 27.02 4 27 185 31
    Twenty20 72 67 5 1586 117 25.58 1129 140.47 1 9 187 41 42 6
    Bowling averages
    Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
    Tests 47 - - - - - - - - - - - -
    ODIs 68 - - - - - - - - - - - -
    T20Is 10 - - - - - - - - - - - -
    First-class 195 - - - - - - - - - - - -
    List A 218 - - - - - - - - - - - -
    Twenty20 72 - - - - - - - - - - - -
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    I would take the Bowling statistics out of there, really don't need them!

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    I know, but Gilchrist did have a bowl though
    Lets heat up the debate!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nickysnakes View Post
    I know, but Gilchrist did have a bowl though
    just 2 overs man, We are comparing the Batting here as well.

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    Wow! Prior's catching up

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    every stat count!!
    Lets heat up the debate!!

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    It should read "too".

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    Prior is so gun it's unbelievable. Do you lot think he should move up to 6 in England's batting order? Have Morgan at 7?
    Playing left arm spin better than the national side, since the age of 12
    Kallis a minnow basher you say?
    FTB you say?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cabinet96 View Post
    Prior is so gun it's unbelievable. Do you lot think he should move up to 6 in England's batting order? Have Morgan at 7?
    If you ask me he should move to 4 or 5, He scores run pretty quickly and takes the game away from the opposition.

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    Yeah but you can't really have Trott, Pieterson or Bell lower than they are.
    Playing left arm spin better than the national side, since the age of 12
    Kallis a minnow basher you say?
    FTB you say?

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    Its a possibility maybe, but don't know if they actually would, Prior has been so destructive with the tail.Worth a try..

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    Nice video

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cabinet96 View Post
    Prior is so gun it's unbelievable. Do you lot think he should move up to 6 in England's batting order? Have Morgan at 7?
    Above Morgan, nah.. he isn't that good.

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    Better than Morgan in my opinion.
    Playing left arm spin better than the national side, since the age of 12
    Kallis a minnow basher you say?
    FTB you say?

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    Gilchrist > any keeper in the world. Full stop!

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    eh, How about Sanga ?

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    Sanga averages 40 with the gloves. Lower than Prior.
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    I find Dhoni to be one of the best KEEPERS (keeping skills) - his stumps are bloody quick. He has very quick hands. In my eyes, not seeing any stats and stuff, Dhoni is the best keeper in the world although likes of McCullum can pluck catches in front of 1st slip better...

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    Dhoni? Are you cracking a joke bro? Good joke.

    In the last test, Dhoni was unable to catch the ball, how can you declare him the best keeper in the world. Are you out of your mind.

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    Yeah good joke.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CoverDrive View Post
    I find Dhoni to be one of the best KEEPERS (keeping skills) - his stumps are bloody quick. He has very quick hands. In my eyes, not seeing any stats and stuff, Dhoni is the best keeper in the world although likes of McCullum can pluck catches in front of 1st slip better...
    Prior is the best in the world, I'm not being bios because I'm English, Dhoni was considered the best in the world and is still up there. Prior is notch wicket keeper behind them stumps, he keeps the team motivated behind the stumps, fantastic catcher and a brilliant batsman averegin 45,
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    Dhoni's hella quick


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    Super from Dhoni

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    Dhoni doesn't look smooth to be honest.

    Prior's stumping of Akmal the other day was pretty nice.
    Playing left arm spin better than the national side, since the age of 12
    Kallis a minnow basher you say?
    FTB you say?

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    Agree.. as a keeper, Dhoni is among the best in the world. Cabi, yea, but that was a sitter of a stumping (Prior's).. But I loved the way he paused and then almost looked Akmal in the eye before whipping the bails of in disdain.

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    Dhoni!!


















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