Wicket-keeper plays a very important part of the bowling team and that’s why this role has been given to a specialist. In the 140+-year-old international cricket histories, we have seen many great wicket-keepers and their evolutions in wicketkeeping techniques.
There are also some great cricketers who surprisingly played as a designed wicket-keeper in a few matches (mostly in limited-overs cricket matches) which we have hardly discussed. Mainly, they took up that very short-term role due to the emergency period of the team where the team had the crisis of the wicket-keeper.
Here we are talking about the top five international cricketers who surprisingly played as a designed wicket-keeper in a few matches but we have hardly remembered those.
Former England cricketer Marcus Trescothick was a great opening left-handed batsman who served for the national side between 2000 and 2006. During his international career, Trescothick scored 5825 runs in 76 Tests (average 43.79), 4335 runs in 123 ODIs (average 37.37) and 166 runs in three T20Is (average 55.33).
Talking about his other ability in the game, Trescothick was a very good slip fielder along with a part-time medium pacer. During his international career, Trescothick also played as the designed wicket-keeper role in five ODIs which has rarely been discussed. He first kept wicket during the Kanpur ODI against India on 28th January 2002, and then he kept wicket in four ODIs during the next tour in New Zealand. As a wicket-keeper in international cricket, he took four catches.