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Rizwan or Pant: Who is the Best Wicket-Keeper in Test Cricket? [Stats]

The debate for the best wicket-keeper in world cricket currently has been a long-standing one. The likes of Mohammad Rizwan, Rishabh Pant, Litton Das, and Alex Carey have performed brilliantly, both, behind the stumps and with the bat, in the longest format of the game.

The wicket-keeper batters have been an influential part of their respective Test sides and have played a crucial hand in numerous victories over the past few years.

While India’s Rishabh Pant has earned the plaudits, and rightly so, for his exceptional batting performances over the past year, there are other wicket-keeper batters who have gone under the radar.

The current cycle of the World Test Championship (WTC) has witnessed some truly magnificent performances by some of the top wicket-keeper batters from around the globe. Let’s have a look at the best performers in the current cycle.

World Test Championship

Rishabh Pant leads the pack with the most number of dismissals and the most runs in the current cycle of the World Test Championship. Alex Carey and New Zealand’s Tom Blundell have also been consistent in both departments while Rizwan has also had a terrific record. Let’s have a look at the batting stats: (As designated wicket-keeper)

Rishabh Pant951734.3613
Alex Carey836230.1603
Litton Das331062.0012
Mohammad Rizwan729248.6611
Tom Blundell623726.3302
Joshua Da Silva622327.8701

Here are the wicket-keeping stats:

PlayerInningsCatchesStumpingsTotal DismissalsDismissals/Innings
Rishabh Pant17323352.058
Jos Buttler13300302.307
Alex Carey15270271.800
Tom Blundell12241252.083
Mohammad Rizwan13211221.692
Joshua Da Silva12183211.750

Overall Stats

Mohammad Rizwan, Rishabh Pant, Alex Carey, and Tom Blundell have been the most consistent performers in both the departments in the current World Test Championship cycle. Let’s have a look at their overall career record in order to determine the best performer in Test format.

Batting Record

Rishabh Pant301,92040.8549
Mohammad Rizwan221,11244.4827
Alex Carey836230.1603
Tom Blundell1780933.7124
Litton Das291,64933.65211
Jos Buttler572,90731.95218
Joshua Da Silva1354027.0003

Wicket-Keeping Record

PlayerInningsCatchesStumpingsTotal DismissalsDismissals/Innings
Rishabh Pant59107111182.000
Mohammad Rizwan37582601.621
Alex Carey16270271.687
Tom Blundell34391401.176
Litton Das44535581.318
Jos Buttler10815311541.425
Joshua Da Silva24414451.875

Stats via ESPNCricinfo

Courtesy: Propakistani

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