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Cricket Records: Most runs by a wicket keeper in an innings

by on November 8, 2012
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In the game of Cricket Wicket keepers are very important especially for the fielding side. It is an added bonus if a good wicket keeper is also a great batsman. Adam Gilchrist and Kumara Sangakkara are exemplary wicket keepers who not only kept wickets but also were great with the bat. Below are the batting records of some of the wicket keepers of different teams.

Most runs by a wicket keeper in an innings of Test Cricket:

NAME TEAM BALLS/RUNS NO. OF 4s
A.Flower Zimbabwe 444/1517 30
K.C. Sangakara Srilanka 327/1592 33
Taslim Arif Pakistan 379/878 20
Imtiaz Ahmad Pakistan -/414 28
A.C. Gilchrist Australia 213/1590 19
DSBP Kuruppu Sri Lanka 548/1074 24

Above statistic shows the maximum runs made by a wicket keeper in the format of test match.

Most runs by a wicket keeper in an inning in ODI Cricket:

In ODI cricket, AC Gilchrist, the famous Australian Cricket player holds the record of most runs by a wicket keeper in an innings. Gilchrist scored 525 runs at an average of 43.75. Closely following this record is Srilankan wicket keeper batsman Kumara Sangakkara with a total of 512 runs.

Most runs by a wicket keeper in an innings in T-20 Cricket format:

In T20 format of the game of cricket there are a few batsmen who have made their mark with fiery innings. When it comes to the wicket keeper batsmen who have scored well in T-20 cricket format, BB McCullum is the best. McCullum, a key player in international cricket squads of New Zealand in all formats, has scored 123 runs. There are more than one innings in T-20 cricket where BB McCullum has outshone his opponents. Kumara Sangakkara is another name who has proved his mettle time and again as a wicket keeper batsman in T-20 cricket format.

 So these two are the wicket keeper batsmen with the most runs by a wicket keeper in an innings in T-20 format of cricket.

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