Wicketkeepers not only play crucial role behind the wickets but also in front of the wickets with their batting performance. Most runs by a wicket keeper in the cricket history have been the greatest batsmen as well.
Some great wicketkeepers in the history of cricket include Adam Gilchrist, Walcoot, Andy Flower, Sangakkara, Taslim Arif and Moin Khan. These excellent wicketkeepers have performed exceptionally well with bat as well.
Below is the detailed account of most runs scored by wicketkeeper in test, ODI and T20 series and innings.
Most runs scored by a wicketkeeper in a test series
Denis Lindsay, wicketkeeper of South Africa holds the record for scoring most runs in a test series. He scored 606 runs in a 5 match test series played against Australia. He averaged at 86.57 with 3 centuries with 182 being his highest score.
Most runs scored by a wicket keeper in a test innings
Andy Flower, wicketkeeper of Zimbabwe holds the record for scoring most runs in a test innings. He scored 232 runs in a test innings in a match played against India. He hit 30 4s and 2 6s in his innings at 444 balls.
Most runs scored by a wicketkeeper in a one day international series
One of the greatest wicketkeepers of all times, Adam Gilchrist of Australian cricket team holds the record for scoring most number of runs in a ODI series. He scored 525 runs in a ODI series against England and Sri Lanka. He averaged at 43.75 with 2 centuries and 154 being his highest score.
Most runs scored by a wicketkeeper in ODI innings
Famous batsman and wicketkeeper of Indian cricket team MS Dhoni holds the record for scoring most runs in ODI innings. He scored 183 runs off 145 balls including 15 4s and 10 6s with a strike rate of 126.20.
Most runs scored by a wicketkeeper in T20 innings
Brendon McCullum, wicketkeeper of New Zealand holds the record for scoring most number of runs in T20 innings. He scored 123 runs off 58 balls against Bangladesh. His innings included 11 4s and 7 6s.