Definition of "wicketkeeper" []

  • The cricket player positioned immediately behind the wicket in play. (noun)
  • The player on the fielding side positioned directly behind the wicket (noun)

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Use "wicketkeeper" in a sentence
  • "A good wicketkeeper is the heart of any cricket team and I am always on the look out for a good prospect."
  • "If the wicketkeeper catches the ball in front of the wickets while dislodging the bails with his gloves and claiming the batsman has been bowled, then the wicketkeeper is a cheat."
  • "But he could not take advantage of his early fortune and seconds later feathered one to the recalled wicketkeeper Kamran Akmal to leave England nine for one."