Top 5 explosive Wicket Keeper batsman IPL 2024

Top 5 explosive Wicket Keeper batsman IPL
Top 5 explosive Wicket Keeper batsman IPL

Five explosive wicketkeeper-batsmen in IPL 2024. With IPL almost on our door step, we are going to tell you the importance of wicketkeepers in modern day T20 and especially IPL. In the past, wicketkeepers were expected to deliver fine just behind the stumps and any good knock from them with the bat was seen as a bonus. But in present times, standards are at a very high level. Along with keeping the gloves, they are bound to perform good with bat also.

A wicketkeeper plays a crucial role for any side, irrespective of the format of the game. Bowlers are highly benefitted from a good wicketkeeper with sound technique. A good wicket-keeper has a better view of the entire field and therefore he is able to give suggestions to the captain as to how a field can be set. He has also the most important role while taking a DRS. A good wicket-keeper with his quick stumping can stun the batsman.

The Indian Premier League (IPL) in its previous seasons has seen some brilliant wicket keepers donning the gloves behind the stumps. In the IPL, keepers are expected to be excellent in front of the stumps with their bat. Over the years, many wicketkeeper-batsmen have proved to be match-winners for their respective teams with the bat in the IPL. The squads of teams for IPL 2024 comprises some highly explosive wicketkeeper-batsmen. On that note, let’s look at the five explosive wicketkeeper-batsmen in IPL 2024.

Rishabh Pant (Delhi Capitals)

Top 5 explosive Wicketkeeper batsmen to watch in IPL 2021 - Rishab Pant
Top 5 explosive Wicketkeeper batsmen to watch in IPL – Rishab Pant

Talking about wicketkeeping, there have been occasions where he has missed a straightforward catch or has missed a relatively easy stumping but he has definitely improved himself in last few years. With the bat, everyone knows what he is capable of. Pant is a batsman who can rip apart any bowling attack. The left-hander batsman has a long way to go in his IPL career. He is surely improve his skills behind the stumps. Rishab has also shown the world his batting power by displaying his performances against England in the last tour. He was the most important player in all three formats. He has not changed his playing style of scoring fast runs and hitting sixes. It will be a pleasure to watch him hitting some big shots against world class bowler in IPL.

Jos Buttler (Rajasthan Royals)

Top 5 explosive Wicketkeeper batsmen to watch in IPL 2021 - Jos Butler
Top 5 explosive Wicketkeeper batsmen to watch in IPL – Jos Butler

The English cricketer is a powerful striker of the cricket ball and is one of the best batsman at the top of the order. Behind the stumps also, Buttler does an extremely good job. Buttler, being a top order batsman, has an excellent record in IPL cricket. He will definitely play a key role for the Rajasthan Royals both with the bat as well as behind the stumps this year. Everyone is aware of his explosive batting which he has proven in the series against India. He has shown his ability of power hitting.

KL Rahul (Lucknow Super Giants)

It is not clear whether Rahul will keep the gloves for LSG in this edition. Rahul is the captain of Lucknow Super Giants and plays the role of the ‘multi tasker’ for his side. He plays a key role at the top order for his side and also keeps the stumps. Although it is not certain that this season he will keep the gloves or not, due to the presence of Jonny Bairstow who is a better keeper. Rahul might do the role of wicketkeeper. Rahul was the winner of Orange Cap award in the 2020 edition of the IPL. He scored a massive 670 runs last year.

MS Dhoni (Chennai Super Kings)

Top 5 explosive Wicketkeeper batsmen to watch in IPL 2021 - MS Dhonil
Top 5 explosive Wicketkeeper batsmen to watch in IPL 2021 – MS Dhonil

If we are talking about wicketkeepers then this man’s name would be on top of the list. He is the best wicketkeeper in IPL history and not just in IPL even in world cricket no one has witnessed a player like him. Such is the greatness of the CSK skipper. He is definitely the best person to take catches with the gloves, and is capable of executing sensational runouts. It is his stumping skill that has caught the attention of the cricketing world. Dhoni is also one of the greatest batsmen in IPL cricket. He has finished a number of matches for Chennai single handedly. He has smashed a lot of sixes in the previous seasons and the fans are eagerly waiting for his return.

Ishan Kishan (Mumbai Indians)

Top 5 explosive Wicketkeeper batsmen to watch in IPL 2021 - Ishan Kishan
Top 5 explosive Wicketkeeper batsmen to watch in IPL 2021 – Ishan Kishan

Ishan Kishan is considered as a wicketkeeper batsman and has kept the stumps for Mumbai in the past. He had his best-ever IPL season last year and finished as the fifth-highest run-getter in the tournament after scoring 516 runs in 14 matches and emerged as the highest run-scorer for MI in IPL 2020. Talking about his explosiveness, Ishan Kishan hit the most number of sixes in the season, smashing 30 sixes in 13 innings and showed the world why he’s considered to be a generational talent. Ishan Kishan also shined on his debut as India register easy win against England in T20. The fans should be ready to witness another explosive performance from the youngster.