- Cricket Bats
- Cricket Balls
- Batting Gloves
- Wicket Keeping
- Protective Gear
- Shoes Etc
- Fitness Gear
Cricket gear » Cricket Gear Articles
Cricket Balls And Its Guidelines
A cricket ball when bought shines good, but it becomes worn out as it is used frequently and ball should last for atleast 500 deliveries and last some hard hitting before it gets worn out and a little softer. These guidelines show how to get the most of it when it is used in bowling, catching and batting.
- The fielding side treats the cricket balls like a precious stone and in order to swing the ball, the bowlers rub the balls one side robustly and make the other side to get dull with wear. It is mainly done to swing the ball as the bowler likes.
- The grip the bowler applies to the ball is important in determining the ball's movement in the air and off the pitch. Grasp the ball with first two fingers up with the seam parallel if you are a fast bowler and if you are a spin bowler, then first hold the seam across the fingers. Fast bowlers should place the shiner side so it determines the direction of swing and as a spin bowler, if you hold the ball in such direction; it helps you to grip tight and makes you easy to spin even if it is bit worn out.
- Generally the cricket balls are very hard and fielders are subjected to more risk than wicket keepers because the wicket keeper would be wearing wicket keeping gloves, but the fielders do not. So they need to develop some tactics in order to develop some soft hands catching technique. Always let the ball come to you and to take high catches, point your finger towards the target and then ride the ball to secure it.
- As said above, the ball is made of hard material and as a batsman you need to wear plenty of protective cricket equipments such as leg guards, batting gloves, thigh pad, forearm guard and cricket helmet for your protection.
Make sure that you follow these guidelines so you can play a perfect game of cricket. World cup is going to start and lots of expectations are arousing and for more exciting news on world cup 2011, keep watching our Procricketgear.com