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    Quote Originally Posted by Pratyush
    Okay this is highly subjective. Who do you think is the best keeper based on what you have seen or heard? Statistics can help too but its far more subjective in the case of keepers.
    The best English keeper I've seen is Bob Taylor. Knott was preferred most of the time because he was a considerably better batsman, even though he was no slouch as a keeper himself. People with longer memories would probably cite Godfrey Evans as being better than both, although he too was picked for England because he could hold a bat the right way up, in preference to the keeper acknowledged by most other wicket-keepers as the Master, Keith Andrew.

    If there's an Australian who could challenge Andrew, it would be Bert Oldfield. If there's anyone from anywhere else who could challenge either of them, I'd be very surprised.

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    Would have to be Marsh, he drank 23 cans of beer on the flight from Australia to england.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scallywag
    Would have to be Marsh, he drank 23 cans of beer on the flight from Australia to england.
    And this is supposed to be somehow impressive? Boonie's record was 53.

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    Quote Originally Posted by badgerhair
    And this is supposed to be somehow impressive? Boonie's record was 53.

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    Boonie is not a wicky though.

    He's more of a allROUNDer.


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    It has to be kaluwitharani(from sri lanka)He has recently retired due to the fact that he was in a bad form.His stumping his quickness certinly make's him the world's best Wicket keeper.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scallywag
    Would have to be Marsh, he drank 23 cans of beer on the flight from Australia to england.
    You underestimate the man's talents:

    Marsh did in fact go on to establish a new mark of 45 cans a few years later, and was escorted off the plane in a wheelchair. Pundits thought that record would stand for a long time but along came that Launceston bulldog, David Boon. He posted 53 cans on his flight, a new mark which will probably last forever!
    Fantastic yarn written by Kerry O'Keefe here:

    http://www.smh.com.au/news/Cricket/O...?from=storylhs

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    Quote Originally Posted by badgerhair
    If there's an Australian who could challenge Andrew, it would be Bert Oldfield. If there's anyone from anywhere else who could challenge either of them, I'd be very surprised.
    Most people who saw them were of the opinion that Tallon made Oldfield look like an amateur.
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    jeff dujon was awesome

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    Definitely RASHID LATIF was the best keeper in the world... hes quick, flexible, and damn stylish when he keeps. He also takes some unbelievable catches.

    Parore was pretty good too.
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    Healy
    Marsh
    Knott
    Dujon

    No particular order.

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    Marsh
    Berry
    Healy

    Certainly the best 3 Australian keepers I've seen. Their batting was their only downfall, and in Berry's case, it cost him selection over Gilchrist.

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    This is as close to impossible as it gets !!

    Let me give the names of the best keepers that I have seen.

    England - Taylor
    Australia - Healy (I would have said Grout but it was one day and its very long back and I was too young to be able to appreciate really great wicket keeping of all things)
    India - Kirmani
    Pakistan - Bari

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    Ray Jennings was a hell of a keeper, and it is one of the tragedies of South Africa's isolation that he couldn't exhibit his skills in front of a wider audience. In one day matches he would sometimes stand at almost first slip, and dive, taking catches where a third slip would have been. Jack Russel was also pretty good (I was there when he took the 11th catch at the Wanderers in 1995 to break the world record )

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