Originally Posted by Gowza
if the selectors weren't so focused on stacking the team with batsmen then a specialist keeper would be easier to fit into the test team, dhiman should be able to be the keeper for tests, he'll do a really good job with the gloves and decent with the bat. in ODIs and t20Is your keeper has to bat so there really aren't many options other than mushy, could try anamul but it might hurt his development, mithun's keeping isn't very good and he's not played much at this level so his batting might not be worth bringing him in anyway.
I have never understood the rationale behind the wicketkeeper-batsman argument. A good keeper can make up far more than his batting weakness by stopping balls and making difficult dismissals. In all formats.
If any of you watched Syed Kirmani catch some perfectly-executed leg glances, you might have an idea. The look on the batsmen used to be something.