A sport can never be played if the sportsperson does not have his/her sports kit or accessories with himself/herself. Cricket is a game which involves the use of various sports equipment and accessories. Gone are those days when it was only a game that required the use of only bat and ball. Nowadays a player’s kit encompasses of a lot of other stuff than just the bat and ball. Apart from bats and ball, cricketer’s bag usually comprises of gloves, helmets, pads, clothing and other protective guards.
Every player in the game of cricket be it a bowler, batsman or a wicket keeper makes use of different sports equipment. For instance, the wicket keepers who are termed as fielding specialists make use of pads that are leaner than those used by the batsmen. The gloves worn by them are bigger in size and less padded, which are exclusively designed for catching purpose. Other than this they also make use of inside gloves during their job of wicket keeping. The gloves used by them are far different from those used by the batsman during the game. But they utilize the normal protective equipment that is used by the batsman during the game of cricket.
All the players no matter in whichever area their specialty lies such as batting, bowling or wicket keeping, they carry the following cricket accessories in their bags:
Cricket ball and bat: Obviously cricket can’t be played without the use of bat and ball. So, they are a must in a cricketer’s bag.AÃ¯Â¿Â½
Gloves: Earlier the cricketers did not make use of gloves while playing the game of cricket. But now you don’t see a batsman or a wicketkeeper walking into the field without their gloves. The gloves worn by the batsmen and wicket keeper differ to a large extent. The gloves worn by the wicketkeeper are bigger and less padded. Whereas the gloves worn by the batsmen are heavily padded above the fingers and are small in size as compare to those worn by the wicketkeeper.
Leg pad: A leg pad is also an important sports equipment for the benefit of the batsman and the wicket keepers. The leg pads are very vital in protecting the knee from any harm.
Helmets: They are a must while playing the game. It has become compulsory these days for batsmen and wicket keepers to wear a helmet. It protects them from the fast pace at which the ball is bowled.
Spiked shoes: Spiked shoes are worn by almost all the cricketers these days. Since cricket involves running on grass and on turfs, it is important to wear spiked shoes as it helps to have a better grip on the ground.
Other protective Guards: Since cricketers are very easily prone to injuries so they make maximum use of protective equipment. Shin guard adds extra protection to fielders very near to the batsmen. Batsmen also make use of thigh pads, chest guards, arm guards and abdomen guards to protect themselves from the impact of the fact paced ball.
Cricket is a game where you can’t do without these accessories as it shields the cricketers from any injury or harm during the course of play.