Have seen a few of these articles lately... e.g. Matt Prior is the equal of Australia great Adam Gilchrist as a wicketkeeper-bastmen says Jack Russell - Mirror Online
This article quoted Jack Russel so has some weight. Although he is English of course, the same as most of the people who said that James Anderson is best swing bowler in the world until last year for some reason... But is there something more in this one?
Prior has obviously improved and is now consistently a gun bat. But is he really the best keeper or keeper batsman in the world, better than AB De Villiers and Dhoni, or even rivalling Gilchrist? Was Gilchrist even the best of his era? Better than the possibly underrated Andy Flower because of his minnow nation? And does only Test cricket count in these judgements, as Prior of course only plays Tests. And how much weight is there in the other "team" aspects of keeping aside from catching and scoring important runs? Hmmm is all I'll say for now.