Being a wicketkeeper-batsman in the game of cricket is not that easy because a player needs to fulfil the dual role of being a wicketkeeper and also as a batsman in a cricket team. There is always immense pressure when a cricketer is asked to perform two roles during the game.
However, some wicketkeepers have ensured to take the onus on themselves and went on to become successful. A wicketkeeper-batsman’s role is to make sure that he does wicketkeeping duties properly including catching stumping or affecting run-out and also contributing to the team’s batting lineup.
Maintaining a strike rate in excess of 100 and scoring a fifty is considered a top achievement. In this article, let’s take a glimpse at the five wicketkeepers with the most 50+ scores at a strike rate in excess of 100 in One-Day Internationals.
1. Adam Gilchrist
Adam Gilchrist is widely regarded as one of the greatest wicketkeeper-batsmen in the history of cricket. He scored 9619 runs in 287 ODIs including 16 centuries and 55 fifties. He has a total of 48 fifty-plus scores at a strike rate in excess of 100 in One-Day Internationals.
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2. MS Dhoni
MS Dhoni is well-known for his exceptional leadership skills and immense contributions as a wicketkeeper-batsman to Team India. He has won three different ICC titles as a captain. He is referred to as the best finisher in the world for his ability to hold the nerves and chase down the targets. He has 39 fifty-plus scores at a strike rate in excess of 100 in One-Day Internationals.
3. Kumar Sangakkara
The former Sri Lankan skipper, Kumar Sangakkara comes next on the list as he has a total of 35 fifty-plus scores at a strike rate in excess of 100 in One-Day Internationals. He is the second-leading run-scorer in international cricket with 28106 runs.
4. Jos Buttler
Jos Buttler is an important asset to the England cricket team. He is well-known for his explosive batting and wicketkeeping traits. The England international has a total of 31 fifty-plus scores at a strike rate in excess of 100 in One-Day Internationals.
5. Quinton de Kock
Quinton de Kock has been one of the top wicketkeeper-batsmen for South Africa, who is known for his explosive batting and wicketkeeping skills. He has a total of 26 fifty-plus scores at a strike rate in excess of 100 in One-Day Internationals.
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Updated as of September 11, 2023.