Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Wicketkeeper batsmanship by debut year

The following two charts detail the batting average of any Test wicketkeeper with over 50 dismissals. The trend line designates where Test batting averages have come from and are leading towards. 

The second chart details removes the five players - AB de Villiers, Brendon McCullum, Kumar Sangakkara, Andy Flower and Alec Stewart - who played considerable amounts of Test cricket as a specialist batsman.

According to this chart it seems that by approximately 2030 Test wicketkeepers should continue to improve with the bat such that they will approach the calibre of specialist batsmen themselves. 

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