You’ve got to get runs as a wicket keeper these days
Yes. But surely the runs you save by taking a higher % of potential wickets is offset? So high 20s average is ok (would like more, obviously). There is a desperation worldwide to find another Gilchrist. And that’s not going to happen. He was a one-off.
Buttler has been bang average with the bat and ok with the gloves. Surely time to have a look at someone, even to give him a kick up the arse?
In terms of involvement in the game, wicket keepers have more time on the ball than anyone. So I suppose I’ve always thought it was a flawed logic to pick someone at that position in particular who ‘can do a job’, rather than the best you can.