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Top 5 wicket-keepers produced by New Zealand

  • A close look at five of the best glovemen to have represented the Kiwis in international cricket.
Ram Kumar
Top 5 / Top 10
Modified 19 Dec 2019, 10:59 IST

#4 BJ Watling

BJ Watling
BJ Watling has established himself as a reliable wicket-keeper at the Test level

Since making his Test debut as a specialist opening batsman against Pakistan in Napier during the 2009 season, BJ Watling has made giant strides to become New Zealand's premier wicket-keeper in the game's traditional format. Even as his gritty batting has bailed the Kiwis out on numerous occasions, the Durban-born cricketer's neat work behind the stumps has made him an indispensable part of the Kiwi set-up.

Watling's dismissal per innings ratio of 2.01 is the best ever by a Kiwi gloveman in Tests. Having accumulated 167 dismissals from just 44 matches, he is rapidly climbing up the echelons in New Zealand's history. By the time he hangs up his gloves, the dependable cricketer should leave the more exalted countrymen in his wake.

Published 25 Sep 2017, 00:15 IST
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