Ian Healy

Ian Healy is the world's most successful wicketkeeper and the ideal choice to author this specialist section of the DigiCricket knowledge suite.

During his career he combined ability, dedication, courage and a fair degree of stubbornness to play 119 Tests for Australia, in the process securing a world record 395 dismissals, including 366 catches -- another world record.

Ian Healy is one of only eight Australians to have played more than 100 Tests, and his final tally of 119 matches is the highest by any keeper in international history.

A former Wisden Cricketer of the Year, Ian Healy was also handy with the bat, scoring 4,356 runs at 27.39 including four centuries and 22 half-centuries. His highest score was 161 not out v West Indies, Brisbane, 1996/97.

In 2000 Ian Healy was named “Australian Wicketkeeper of the Century”.

He has also set up The Ian Healy Foundation, which distributes donations to charities such as Save the Children Fund, Cherish the Children Foundation, Prevent Blindness Foundation, Cherish the Children and Retina Australia. The Ian Healy Foundation also administered the AMH - Ian Healy Cricket Academy, whose aim was the promotion of junior cricket and fitness.