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Noun1.wicket-keeper - stands behind the wicket to catch balls
cricketer - an athlete who plays cricket


(ˈwikit) noun
1. a hoop through which the balls are driven in the game of croquet or at which the ball is bowled in cricket.
2. the ground between two sets of these rods. The wicket has dried out well.
3. the ending of a batsman's period of batting. They scored fifty runs for (the loss of) one wicket.
ˈwicket-keeper noun
(in cricket) the fielder who stands immediately behind the wicket.
References in classic literature ?
I screwed my head round still further, and there were the boys in their pyjamas, their hands upon their knees, like so many wicket-keepers, and a big man shaking his fist.
The first to go was the well-set Joe Root on 88, driving loosely to get a big nick to wicket-keeper Sarfraz Ahmad off Riaz.
Hickey got off the mark with a six over long on but then skied to midon after Burnham had edged to wicket-keeper Scott Harvey for 20.
Sarfraz, a wicket-keeper who relishes a challenge with the bat, scored 96 off 86 balls in a rousing knock that was studded with 13 hits to the fence.
He is none other than wicket-keeper batsman Sarfraz Ahmed.
Captain Chris Read, who is a former England wicket-keeper, hit unbeaten knock of 40 off 66 balls was crucial as he shared in stands of 37 for the sixth wicket with Rikki Wessels and 44 for the eighth with Luke Fletcher.
Jacques du Toit took three relatively expensive wickets with wicket-keeper Cole Pearce, Richard Coughtrie and John Meadows the only players not to turn their arm over.
For Australia, opener Elyse Villani was the top scorer with a 32- ball 35 while wicket-keeper Alyssa Jean Healy, a niece of former Australia Test wicket-keeper Ian Healy, chipped in with an unbeaten 30.
In reply Hanan lost Opener Niyamat caught by wicket-keeper Siraj by Yasir for only three runs.
According to the Express Tribune, a Pakistani cricket team official claimed that Misbah and Whatmore were at loggerheads with Khan over the selection of the wicket-keeper for the ODI series, with Khan advocating the selection of Sarfraz Ahmed in place of explosive batsman Umar Akmal.
GLAMORGAN'S recordbreaking wicket-keeper batsmen Mark Wallace has extended his contract with the Welsh county until the end of season 2016.
Summary: Lahore: Pakistan yesterday axed former captain Shoaib Malik, wicket-keeper batsman Kamran Akmal and opener Imran .