What’s with ‘keepers?


The Indian team now has two wicketkeepers on a more-or-less regular basis. M. S. Dhoni and Dinesh Karthik are touted to be permanent fixtures in Team India for some time to come now.

Add to this Robin Uthappa!

After yesterdays’ pyrotechnics at the Brit Oval in the 6th ODI of the NatWest Series against England, it is conceivable and reasonable to expect that Uthappa will play a significant role in Indian cricket in the future. The lad has got serious talent. And Uthappa started life as a ‘keeper up until the U-19 stage.

Let’s not forget that Rahul Dravid was a ‘keeper too and has, indeed kept wickets for India in several ODIs!

So, the Indian team of the immediate future could have as many as 4 potential wicketkeepers!

And if another one is needed, Parthiv Patel appears to have hit a purple patch with a higher-order batsman!

— Mohan

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4 responses to “What’s with ‘keepers?

  1. Well only if the Wicketkeepers could bowl like the way they bat

  2. When you have more keepers, there are less to choose from for bowlers or even as part-time bowler.

    Unless Karthik – a WK and a late order batsman – can open the batting, field at cover-point and also bowl some useful off-spin in the slog overs.

  3. I like the idea of Karthik bowling in the slog overs. I am sure he can do better than Yuvraj and concede more than 30 runs in an over – Will be highly entertaining cricket 🙂

  4. did you see this?

    http://blogs.cricinfo.com/tourdiaries/archives/2007/08/remember_rashid.php

    Mahendra Singh Dhoni jokes about an Indian team filled with wicketkeepers. “Me and Karthik are just two. Rahul has kept before, Robin started off as a keeper. Viru can keep, Gambhir also keeps. Gradually my aim is to get a team filled with wicketkeepers. Each of us can take the gloves for 10 overs each then.”

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