Former Australian cricketer, Adam Gilchrist has rated Sarah Taylor of England women's cricket team as the best wicket-keeper in the world. While playing against South Africa, Taylor pulled off a sensational stumping to send Sune Luus back to the pavilion.
Responding to a question in a Test Match Special interview Adam Gilchrist termed Sarah Taylor as Best in the World. He was in all praise of Sarah Taylor as her work from behind stumps is recommendable. Over the years, Sarah Taylor has created her portfolio of superb leg-side stumping alongside other great work from behind the stumps.
"I tweeted, no longer than a week ago, that she is the best wicketkeeper in the world at the moment - male or female," Gilchrist said. "She's done some work over the years in the Big Bash in Australia and with social media now you can see these little snippets.
"It's a pretty bold statement, because there are a lot of fine wicketkeepers around - Alyssa Healy is another from the women's game, just so skillful with soft hands affecting these leg-side stumpings.
"[They] spend so much time up to the stumps with a little less pace on the ball in the women's game [and are] so skillful, I've seen a lot and a couple in the internationals over the last week or two have been brilliant pieces of work." Adam Gilchrist concluded.
Sarah Taylor has played in 210 matches across all three formats. She made her debut in 2006 and since then she is known as the best women wicket-keeper batsman in the world.
Currently, England women are playing a triangular series against New Zealand and South Africa in their home turf. Sarah Taylor's brilliance the behind the stumps would be really commanding for England if they have to win the tournament.
(Inputs from EPSN Cricinfo)