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Noun1.wicket-keeper - stands behind the wicket to catch balls
cricketer - an athlete who plays cricket
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(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.
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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.
First XI: Imran Farhat (Lahore, vice-captain), Abu Bakar Khan (Faisalabad), Ali Shafiq (Sialkot), Amad Butt (Sialkot), Asif Zakir (Karachi), Azeem Ghumman (Hyderabad), Bismillah Khan (Quetta, wicket-keeper), Hussain Talat (Lahore), Imran Butt (Lahore), Khurram Shehzad (Faisalabad), Mohammad Asghar (Quetta), Shahbaz Khan (Quetta), Shahzaib Ahmed Khan (Karachi), Taimur Khan (Quetta), Taj Wali (Peshawar), Umar Gul (Peshawar).
Summary: Melbourne [Australia], Sept 4 (ANI): Australian wicket-keeper Alyssa Healy is all set to take on West Indies in the upcoming One-Day International series, which kicks off from September 9.
Niroshan Dickwella, the left-handed wicket-keeper batsman, has been named as Malinga's deputy in the 15-member squad for the home series.
KARACHI -- Pakistan's former Test wicket-keeper Saleem Yousuf said Sunday he backed the idea of having Mohammad Amir in Pakistan's World Cup squad.
KARACHI -- As a former wicket-keeper himself and now the chief selector, it will not be so difficult for MSK Prasad to select the second wicket keeper for the World Cup squad, believes former stumper Farrokh Engineer.
PESHAWAR -- Chief Selection Pakistan Cricket Board Inzamam Ul Haq and former Test cricket and wicket-keeper batsman Rashid Latif Friday announced the names of the 55 probables for the forthcoming Under-17 Talent Hunt Program of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in Cricket.
Summary: The wicket-keeper batsman marked his return to the England side against Sri Lanka
Rahim being one of the brilliant cricketers in Bangladesh cricket history, made wide-ranging success as wicket-keeper begin his international career in 2006 first playing with Zimbabwe.
Karachi Kings set-up a total of 153 with the help of Khurram Manzoor and Babar Azam half centuries and cameo of wicket-keeper batsman Mohammad Rizwan.
Pakistan's spinners could come into the game more in Nelson, too, with the pitch likely to play slower than the one at Basin Reserve.New Zealand (probable): Martin Guptill, Colin Munro, Kane Williamson (captain), Ross Taylor, Tom Latham (wicket-keeper), Henry Nicholls, Mitchell Santner, Todd Astle, Tim Southee, Lockie Ferguson and Trent Boult.
THE gloves are off for Jonny Bairstow after Sam Billings was anointed as England's one-day wicket-keeper against Ireland.