Originally Posted by shuziburo
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.
since gilchrist an dhoni the expectation of standard for a keepers batting ability has increased a lot. every team wants one and is trying to get one, they're pretty solid keepers (gilchrist was especially good imo) and as good as any other specialist batsman.