[caption id="attachment_627538" align="aligncenter" width="628"]<img class="size-full wp-image-627538" alt="Adam Gilchrist said Bevon's bowling at times made it hard for him to keep wickets Getty Images" src="http://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Adam-Gilchrist-Getty-Images.jpg" width="628" height="355" /> Adam Gilchrist said Bevon's bowling at times made it hard for him to keep wickets Getty Images[/caption] <p></p> <p></p><strong>Melbourne [Australia]:</strong> Former wicketkeeper-batsman <a href="http://www.cricketcountry.com/players/adam-gilchrist" target="_blank">Adam Gilchrist</a>, who is most commonly considered as the best wicket-keeper in cricket history, has rated <a href="http://www.cricketcountry.com/players/michael-bevan" target="_blank">Michael Bevan</a> as the most challenging bowler he kept to. Despite having the pleasure of wicket-keeping to the likes of Shane Warne, Glenn McGrath and Brett Lee in his illustrious international career, the 45-year-old insisted Bevan was extremely difficult to pick out of the hand. Bevan, the former left-handed batsman, was a one-day wizard with the bat as he was capable of timing even the most daunting run chase to perfection. However, he sometimes also engaged in part time left-arm leg-spin when asked by the captain to bowl.<strong> READ: <a title="Adam Gilchrist: Cricket Australia s pay offer very, very, fair " href="http://www.cricketcountry.com/news/adam-gilchrist-cricket-australias-pay-offer-very-very-fair-613871">Adam Gilchrist: Cricket Australia s pay offer very, very, fair </a></strong> <p></p> <p></p>"Bevo's not renowned for his bowling. Obviously his batting, he was so masterful in that, but he did contribute with some handy wickets at times. The left-arm leggie, fast action, is very difficult to pick out of the hand. That's why it was so challenging," <em>cricket.com.au</em> quoted Gilchrist as saying. "And Bevo will concede himself he didn't have the greatest control so whilst he could land it right on a sixpence he could also throw them far and wide too, so it was always a challenge," he added. <p></p> <p></p>Gilchrist and Bevan have met each other in 175 ODIs while the duo have combined as 'keeper and bowler' in 45 occasions, something which the former wicketkeeper-batsman believes his enough to dub Bevan as the hardest he kept to. <p></p> <p></p>Bevan currently holds to record of capturing the best match figures by an Australian left-arm wrist-spinner in Test history, finishing with 10 for 113 against the West Indies at the Adelaide Oval in January, 1997. <p></p> <p></p>The chinaman bowler, who appeared in a total of 18 Tests and 232 ODIs, notched up 36 wickets in the 50-over format besides also being a pivotal part of Australia's World Cup victories in 1999 and 2003.