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Top 5 Australian wicket keepers of all time

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#-4 Rodney Marsh

Rodney Marsh was one of the finest wicket-keepers

Rodney Marsh made his Test debut for Australia in the year 1970 and had a horrendous outing in his first Test. Selected because of his abilities to contribute with the bat, Marsh was sloppy behind the wickets that urged the media to say he was probably wearing “Iron Gloves”. He improved drastically in the following years and started becoming a master at his art. By the time he called it a day he was regarded as one of best ever wicketkeepers to have graced the game.

His ability with that bat proved vital for Australia as he became the first ever Australian wicket-keeper to hit a Test century against Pakistan at Adelaide in 1972-73. Marsh was an integral part in the series victory over England and West Indies in 1974-75 and 1975-76 respectively. He was vigorously active behind the stumps and took some brilliant catches of the bowling of Dennis Lillee and Jeff Thomson. He had a total of 45 dismissals in those two series.

He played his last Test for Australia against Pakistan in 1984 and his last ODI against West indies in the same year. By the time he retired he had a total of 343 catches and 12 stumpings in 96 Tests  and 120 catches and 4 stumpings in 92 ODIs.

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