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    World wicket keepers, your rankings.

    what i am proposing is for everyone to list all the wicket keepers from all the test nations in order of how you view their talent. The ordering of the list should be based on a combination of their batting and keeping and a conclusion is to be made on how you rate them on a combination of these attributes.
    please refrain from either just rating keepers on batting or keeping alone as that would just confuse matters. another rule is that all the keepers on the list must be selected in the current test sides, so there will be no chris reads or dhonis please.

    my list.
    1) Gilchrist (australia)
    2) Sangakarra (sri lanka)
    3) Taibu (zimbabwe)
    4) Mcullum (new zealand)
    5) Boucher (south africa)
    6) Jones (england)
    7) Akmal (pakistan)
    8) Karthik (india)
    9) Browne (west indies)
    10) (bangladesh dont know who their keeper is, apologies)

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    Quote Originally Posted by sledger
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    my list.
    1) Gilchrist (australia)
    2) Sangakarra (sri lanka)
    3) Taibu (zimbabwe)
    4) Mcullum (new zealand)
    5) Boucher (south africa)
    6) Jones (england)
    I would probably agree with that although maybe boucher should be higher he has been good for a long time. I havnt really seen anything of the others so i couldnt really comment on them

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    I fail to see why Taibu is rated so highly by so many people. Sure, he's got guts and has carried the Zimbabwean team in Streak's absence but I really don't think he is that good a player.
    I would swap Boucher and Taibu around so my top five would be:

    Gilchrist
    Sangakkara
    Boucher
    McCullum
    Taibu/Jones

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    Quote Originally Posted by sledger
    what i am proposing is for everyone to list all the wicket keepers from all the test nations in order of how you view their talent. The ordering of the list should be based on a combination of their batting and keeping and a conclusion is to be made on how you rate them on a combination of these attributes.
    please refrain from either just rating keepers on batting or keeping alone as that would just confuse matters. another rule is that all the keepers on the list must be selected in the current test sides, so there will be no chris reads or dhonis please.

    my list.
    1) Gilchrist (australia)
    2) Sangakarra (sri lanka)
    3) Taibu (zimbabwe)
    4) Mcullum (new zealand)
    5) Boucher (south africa)
    6) Jones (england)
    7) Akmal (pakistan)
    8) Karthik (india)
    9) Browne (west indies)
    10) (bangladesh dont know who their keeper is, apologies)
    I would say,

    1 Gilli
    2 Sang
    3Boucher
    4Jones
    5Karthik
    6Mcullum


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    Can't be bothered to write the order but Jones & Browne are terrible, Taibu & Boucher are the best Khaled Mashud isn't that bad.
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    Gilli... and no other.

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    As far as glovework goes, Boucher and Taibu probably tops..

    Gilchrist is possibly the best player in the world though when you add his batting..
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    Quote Originally Posted by vandemataram
    I would say,

    1 Gilli
    2 Sang
    3Boucher
    4Jones
    5Karthik
    6Mcullum
    McCullum behind Jones is a joke.
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    1) Gilchrist
    2) The rest

    And that's ignoring Gilly's batting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Top_Cat
    1) Gilchrist
    2) The rest

    And that's ignoring Gilly's batting.
    Smacks bias.
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    If he had a Healy-esque amount of batting talent his keeping would be more noticed. It's underrated. People find fault with it because they can't find any with his batting.
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    Smacks bias.
    Yeah that's me; Mr Bias. Ask anyone.

    Call me what you want or tell me I'm wrong but the amount of times I've defended/praised/said how much I like players from other teams and berated Aussie players when deserved, frankly I'm insulted that the accusation of bias has even been raised. Go take a very, very long walk off a very, very short pier.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Mxyzptlk
    Smacks bias.
    I agree with him, and I'm not Australian.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LongHopCassidy
    If he had a Healy-esque amount of batting talent his keeping would be more noticed. It's underrated. People find fault with it because they can't find any with his batting.
    First off, Gilchrist is not a flawless batsman. Second, Gilchrist is a decent wicketkeeper. He is not the best wicketkeeper in the world.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Top_Cat
    Yeah that's me; Mr Bias. Ask anyone.

    Call me what you want or tell me I'm wrong but the amount of times I've defended/praised/said how much I like players from other teams and berated Aussie players when deserved, frankly I'm insulted that the accusation of bias has even been raised. Go take a very, very long walk off a very, very short pier.
    That last statement is about as mature as me stating bias in the first place.
    Perhaps I did jump the gun, but I refuse to believe that there is no better gloveman in the world than Gilchrist.

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