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5 most successful Indian wicket-keepers in Test cricket

  • A brief look at India's most successful wicket keepers in the longest format of the game.
Kartik Seth
ANALYST
Top 5 / Top 10
Modified 07 Mar 2018, 15:27 IST

#4 Nayan Mongia

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The man who was hard to replace

The fact that India had to wait for another 4 years to finally settle for a permanent wicketkeeper after Nayan Mongia's retirement is enough evidence that he was a splendid gloveman.

Donning the gloves after Kiran More in 1994, Mongia was India's first-choice wicketkeeper for the next 6 years. His more than handy lower-order batting, along with his superb keeping technique made him an indispensable member of the Azaharuddin led side.

In 77 innings of the 44 Test matches he played during his career, he accounted for 99 catches behind the stump along with 8 stumpings, taking his overall dismissal tally to 107. Often remembered for his off-field controversies, the contributions of this wicketkeeper from Baroda, who won India plenty of matches in the late 90s, are often forgotten.

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Published 07 Mar 2018, 15:27 IST
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