Definition of wicketkeeper
: a fielder in cricket who stands behind the wicket at which the ball is being bowled
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The pitch is home to the bowler who throws the ball, the stumps (vertical sticks at either end, together called the wicket), the batsman and the wicketkeeper (similar to the catcher in baseball).
Aaron Finch, an Australian batsman, had to stand in as wicketkeeper three times in recent months when teammates with head injuries were forced out of matches while playing the position.
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Definition of wicketkeeper for English Language Learners
cricket : the player who stands behind the wicket to catch the ball
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