The Basics of Cricket Equipment

Just like any other sport involving balls and progression movements and motions, cricket also features a set of intricate pieces of gear and apparel, which might seem strange to the uninitiated. This page will offer more information about the pieces of gear used in a regular game of cricket, this way allowing users to deepen their knowledge even more, and learn what are the basics in terms of equipment.

Starting off with the cricket bat, which under went sequential changes and redesigns and ending with the ball itself, all the modern cricket equipment is the result of years of development and refinement This is in accordance with the multiple changes sustained by the game and with the evolution of the players’ style.

The most important piece of equipment, the bat, is made out of laminated wood, featuring a variable thickness coating of either fiberglass or other strengthening material, for improved resistance upon impact. The modern bat features an elongated form, with a handle section, which can be wrapped in over grips, just like tennis rackets, or left as it is, although this might increase hand slippage. With a wide hitting surface, the bat is variably balanced, and it offers the players a good leverage when it comes to the precision of hitting the ball.

The cricket ball, basically the object of the game, is made out of high-density cork wood, which is wrapped into a leather case that is fixed using rope sewing. This way it ensures a tight fit and durability. The most popular balls come either in white or red colors, the first ones being introduced for one day matches and the other ones for multi-match sessions, due to their inherent resistance to impact and abrasion.

Accessories for the game of cricket come in the form of gloves, arm guards, wicket keeper pads, helmet or batting pads, all designed for offering protection and comfort.