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    Hmmm.... Didn't I already say I was wrong to state bias?
    You said 'maybe you jumped the gun' (paraphrasing). It's a little bit different and I think I can allow you the benefit of the doubt on this occasion.



    I wouldnt rate boucher that high...simply because he is a terrible keeper against spin.Gilly-Sangy is pretty much indisputable....
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    Quote Originally Posted by C_C
    I wouldnt rate boucher that high...simply because he is a terrible keeper against spin.Gilly-Sangy is pretty much indisputable....

    I don't rate sangakarra's keeping highly, i think he is a good batsman but thats it.

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    1. Adam Gilchrist
    2. Brendon McCullum
    3. Mark Boucher
    4. Geraint Jones
    5. Kumar Sangakkara
    6. Tatenda Taibu
    7. Kamran Akmal
    8. Khaled Mashud
    9. Dinesh Karthick
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    As wicket keepers, Khaled Masud, Boucher and Tatenda Taibu are good.


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    Boucher is nowhere near as good as he once was.
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    gilchrist
    sangakarra
    mccullum
    boucher
    akmal
    jones
    taibu
    browne
    karthik
    mashud

    that's giving boucher a fair bit of leeway on the basis of past performances. and mccullum on potential. i found it really hard to separate 3-5.

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    Gilchrist
    Sangakkara
    Boucher
    McCullum
    Taibu
    Akmal
    Karthik
    Browne
    Mashud
    Jones

    For me, the top two are a cut above the rest, followed by the next three and then the last five all more or less even.

    In terms of pure keeping, Gilchrist and Taibu are the best in my view, but as Taibu has never had to keep against quality spin it is hard to call him the best glovesman in the world. Boucher is quality, and Sangakkara is an excellent partner for Murali and I've been really impressed with what I've seen from him recently. Akmal is the best of the rest and certainly looks the good for the future. McCullum is a solid wicket keeper, as is Karthik. From what little I've seen of Mashud he's a very good keeper indeed, but not a particularly good batsman. Browne is a decent keeper and a below average batsman, and Jones is a terrible keeper and a good batsman.

    In terms of batting, Gilchrist is a mile ahead, Sangakkara second. These two are batsmen in a true sense. After those two, there's McCullum, Taibu, Jones and Boucher about equal next, who are all very good batsmen who nevertheless with Taibu's exception because of the weakness of his side could not play as batsmen alond. Then there is Akmal and Karthick who have a good innings or two each so far and talent, but aren't proven as batsmen, and then Mashud and Browne a fair way back who are a touch better than your average tail ender.
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    a year ago, i would've rated Ridley Jacobs and Rashid Latif as the clearcut #3 and #4.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FaaipDeOiad
    Gilchrist
    Sangakkara
    Boucher
    McCullum
    Taibu
    Akmal
    Karthik
    Browne
    Mashud
    Jones

    For me, the top two are a cut above the rest, followed by the next three and then the last five all more or less even.

    In terms of pure keeping, Gilchrist and Taibu are the best in my view, but as Taibu has never had to keep against quality spin it is hard to call him the best glovesman in the world. Boucher is quality, and Sangakkara is an excellent partner for Murali and I've been really impressed with what I've seen from him recently. Akmal is the best of the rest and certainly looks the good for the future. McCullum is a solid wicket keeper, as is Karthik. From what little I've seen of Mashud he's a very good keeper indeed, but not a particularly good batsman. Browne is a decent keeper and a below average batsman, and Jones is a terrible keeper and a good batsman.

    In terms of batting, Gilchrist is a mile ahead, Sangakkara second. These two are batsmen in a true sense. After those two, there's McCullum, Taibu, Jones and Boucher about equal next, who are all very good batsmen who nevertheless with Taibu's exception because of the weakness of his side could not play as batsmen alond. Then there is Akmal and Karthick who have a good innings or two each so far and talent, but aren't proven as batsmen, and then Mashud and Browne a fair way back who are a touch better than your average tail ender.
    Are you talking about batting or wicket keeping or both?

    If your referring to keeping I totally disagree that Sangakkara is clearly 2nd best keeper. Definately 2nd best batsman but after watching the 2 tests again NZ, I thought sangakkara was a big disappointment behind the stumps. Before that series I would have agreed he was 2nd best. But now I think both Mccullum and Boucher are technically better keepers (batting aside)

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    Quote Originally Posted by zinzan12
    Are you talking about batting or wicket keeping or both?

    If your referring to keeping I totally disagree that Sangakkara is clearly 2nd best keeper. Definately 2nd best batsman but after watching the 2 tests again NZ, I thought sangakkara was a big disappointment behind the stumps. Before that series I would have agreed he was 2nd best. But now I think both Mccullum and Boucher are technically better keepers (batting aside)
    The list was both, then I elaborated on each.

    To make it simpler:

    Overall
    Gilchrist
    Sangakkara
    ---------
    Boucher
    McCullum
    Taibu
    ---------
    Akmal
    Karthik
    Browne
    Mashud
    Jones

    Keeping
    Gilchrist
    Taibu
    Boucher
    ---------
    McCullum
    Sangakkara
    Akmal
    Mashud
    ---------
    Karthik
    Browne
    Jones

    Batting
    Gilchrist
    Sangakkara
    ---------
    Boucher
    McCullum
    Jones
    Taibu
    ---------
    Akmal
    Karthik
    ---------
    Browne
    Mashud

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    Gilchrist (easily the best batsman and keeper for mine)
    Sangakkara (his batting gets him up)
    McCullum (keeping-wise I think Boucher and him are equal)
    Boucher (batting-wise, a little worse than McCullum)
    Taibu (very, very good keeper, decent bat)
    Mashud (very, very, very good keeper. Impressed me when he went to Australia, and has impressed me since)
    Jones (solid batting, rather poor keeping)
    Akmal (does some special things, stuffs up some easier ones)
    Karthik (good batting, rather average keeping)
    Browne (poor Browne!)
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    Boucher is NOT a better keeper than McCallum, Mashud, Akmal or Karthik.....
    Boucher used to be excellent against pace and shyte against spin...now he is good against pace and shyte against spin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Mxyzptlk
    Smacks bias.
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    Quote Originally Posted by C_C
    Boucher is NOT a better keeper than McCallum, Mashud, Akmal or Karthik.....
    Boucher used to be excellent against pace and shyte against spin...now he is good against pace and shyte against spin.
    Yeah, but all these rankings take batting into account.

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    Overall
    - Gilchrist
    - Sangakkara
    - McCullum
    - Akmal
    - Boucher
    - Jones
    - Taibu
    - Karthik
    - Mashud
    - Browne

    Keeping
    - Akmal
    - Gilchrist
    - Boucher
    - Taibu
    - Mashud
    - Karthik
    - Sangakkara
    - Browne
    - Jones

    Batting
    - Gilchrist
    - Sangakkara
    - McCullum
    - Jones
    - Akmal
    - Boucher
    - Karthik
    - Taibu
    - Browne
    - Mashud

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