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Cricket gears that defines style
Cricket is becoming more and more popular worldwide and very soon there will be cricket mania just like soccer mania. Cricket is considered to be a religion in India and Pakistan. Many youngsters aspire to become Brett Lee or Brian Lara. The unconditional love for this game can be witnessed during World cups. This fantabulous, nerve wrecking game is played between two teams containing eleven players each. Because of its increasing popularity a lot of corporate companies are pouring in huge amounts of money for its promotion. Hence cricket accessories and equipments need to look trendier.
Following are some of the cricket equipments:
Cricket bats: it is made up of wood and has a long handle. The bat cannot be longer than 38 inches or broader than 4.25 inches. The face of the bat is flat and the back is slightly curved which gives it the required thickness and balance. Recently a new type of bat called the Mongoose has come into the limelight because of its very short length. It is widely used by cricketers in T20 matches.
Cricket Balls: the circumference of a regular cricket ball should be about 9 inches. It is made up of cork which is surrounded in twine and covered by leather, which is then again stitched to form a seam. White balls are used in one day internationals and brown balls are used in test cricket.
Leg-Guards: these pads are worn by both the batsmen and the wicket keeper to protect their body against the fast pace of the ball. Nowadays pads are made in such a way that they are lighter but still give the best protection to the players. The pads of the wicket keeper are comparatively lighter than the batsmen so that it is easier for them to dive around and field efficiently.
Batting Gloves: there are mainly two types of gloves, the one worn by the batsmen and the one worn by the wicket keeper. The only difference between these two gloves is that, there is a thick padding above the fingers for the batsmen, and for the wicket keeper the gloves are larger in size with a web between the thumb and forefinger to catch the ball easily.