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Adam Gilchrist: Sarah Taylor is the best wicketkeeper in the world

Sarah Taylor pulled off a sensational stumping Getty Images

Adam Gilchrist rates England wicketkeeper Sarah Taylor the best in the world across all formats of the game.

Responding to a question in a Test Match Special interview during the ODI in Durham, Gilchrist highlighted Taylor's work up to the stumps which has regularly been world-class.

Taylor has created herself a portfolio of superb leg-side stumpings, alongside other examples of outstanding glovework, including two this season one of which was a breath-taking effort to remove Dane van Niekerk when she gathered a half volley from pace bowler Katherine Brunt.

"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 skilful with soft hands effecting 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 skilful, I've seen a lot and a couple in the internationals over the last week or two have been brilliant pieces of work."