Top 5 wicketkeepers from South Africa
South African is one of the great sporting nations of the world and the country's achievements across a range of sports have been quite remarkable. The same holds good as far as cricket is concerned, and over the years, the nation has produced some of the finest cricketers in the world.
Despite being boycotted by other nations for around two decades due to their practice of apartheid, South Africa continued to produce excellent cricketers. Many of those were wicket-keepers and here is a brief look at 5 of the best wicket-keepers to have represented South Africa in international cricket.
#5 AB de Villiers
South African batting legend AB de Villiers excelled in a variety of sports before choosing to become a cricketer and as a cricketer, he is a bit of an all-rounder. De Villiers used to be a wicket-keeper batsman when he started out as a teenager and although he is known more for his batting prowess, he has kept wickets for his country quite often.
De Villiers' raw athleticism and ability to follow the trajectory of the ball make him an excellent wicket-keeper and over the years, he has kept wickets in all three formats of the game for the country. However, it was felt that wicket-keeping was hampering his abilities as a batsman, resulting in him giving up the gloves.