The wicketkeeper has the advantage of wearing gloves, but because of all the catching they do they most definitely need them.
You hardly see a delivery when the wicketkeeper isn't taking the ball directly from the bowler or receiving a throw from a fielder.
Most keepers like to wear a pair of cotton inners underneath the main gloves.
The main gloves should fit snugly but still move freely when a keeper may need to throw the ball themselves.
Gloves will have extra protection around the ends of each finger and the web between thumb and forefinger will be a major help in catching the ball.
However, the cricket's authorities have been cracking down on the size of these webs as some have become like baseball gloves.