Originally Posted by BanCricFan
Actually, some of the great wickies were pint sized -almost like Mushy. Tall keepers find it quite difficult to keep to the spinners. BD's attack is spin heavy. It will remain so for the foreseeable future. Little Mushy fits to a tee, here.
And, lets not get too carried away with "size". Remember -most beautiful things come in small packages.
Good wicketkeepers have to be quick and athletic. However, some WK without these traits have managed to do well by improving their anticipation. WK also have to focus for long. Mushfiq and Jahurul both suffer from occasional mental lapses.
The best wicketkeeper I have ever seen was Syed Kirmani. Toward the end of his career, no one used to play the leg-glance against India. If the ball stayed up, Kirmani would get it no matter how far it was. Allan Knott and Rodney Marsh were good as well.