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Top 5 wicketkeepers from Australia

Kovvali Teja
ANALYST
Top 5 / Top 10
28 Sep 2017, 10:55 IST

#3 Rodney Marsh

Rodney Marsh
Rodney Marsh is renowned as one of the best wicket-keepers of all time

A true fighter in each aspect of the game, Rodney Marsh is regarded as one of the best wicket-keepers of all time. Born in Western Australia, Marsh went on to set a then world-record tally of 355 international dismissals.

Even though he was initially criticised for his sloppy glove-work, Marsh kept on honing his skills and ended up as a fine wicket-keeper. He shared a fruitful partnership with the fast bowler Dennis Lillee, a partnership that resulted in 95 dismissals.

Marsh was nimble-footed and was an excellent judge of the deliveries trajectories. He was an agile mover behind the stumps and had a safe pair of hands. The Western Australian was a useful batsman who scored three centuries coming down the order.

He represented Western Australia in 257 first-class games and accounted for 803 catches and 66 stumpings. He made his Test debut for Australia in 1970 against England and played 96 Test matches before retiring.

Marsh ended his Test career with a superb tally of 343 catches and 12 stumpings.

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