In general the game of cricket consists of three main disciplines; Batting, Bowling and Fielding. Although wicketkeeping can be classified as a form of fielding it is a specialist type of fielding and is treated separately whenever we define the core principles of a successful cricketer.

All these elements are of equal importance. It is not unusual for individuals to excel at a single discipline while remaining very average at the others. An individual who is extremely proficient in all disciplines or all others except wicketkeeping is usually referred to as an allrounder.

There are also wicket keep(er)ing allrounders

History of the game

Laws of Cricket
The wicket
The stumps