Wicket-keepers plays an important role in test cricket and, over time, the role has evolved into a specialist position.
In Test cricket, only 34 wicket-keepers have kept wicket in a match for Australia.
Jack Blackham was the first and longest-serving wicket-keeper who kept wicket for Australia and is considered first of the modern great wicketkeepers. He played in thirty-five Test matches between 1877 and 1894 for Australia against England in which he caught 36 catches and stumped 24. He was also the first wicket-keeper captain of the Australian cricket team.
Jack Blackham, Billy Murdoch, Barry Jarman, Adam Gilchrist, and Tim Paine are the only wicket-keepers who have captained the Australian cricket team. Paine is the longest serving wicket-keeper Test captain for Australia.
This list only includes players who have played as the designated keeper for a match. On occasions, another player may have stepped in to relieve the primary wicket-keeper due to injury or the keeper bowling.
Statistics are correct as of 9 January 2022.
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