Cricket Clothing

The outfit of a cricketer is composed of many different items; from protective gear to branded shirts, there are many items that are essential to the game. Let's begin by looking at cricket underwear.

Cricket Clothing: Socks and Underwear

Cricketers need socks with supportive heels and toes that are able to withstand the wear and tear of the game. As well as being warm, they should be available in both junior and senior sizes. Durable cricket socks are available from manufacturers such as Puma, Kookaburra, and Gray Nicolls. Cricket trunks and briefs are another aspect of underwear - these have to be stretchy and supportive for male players, and briefs have a pouch up front for added comfort and hygiene. The purpose of a trunk is the same, except that they fit down the legs as well.

 

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After examining the underwear, we will now turn our attention to the trousers. There are a number of manufacturers producing these for men, women, and juniors, including Slazenger and Adidas. The elastic waistbands of these garments make them extra comfortable and easy to wear. While there are different styles available depending on the manufacturer, the main colour is usually traditional white. Western Sports Centre offers all Cricket Clothing Including trousers, cricket pants, cricket shirts & many more.

Cricket Clothing: Cricket shirts

Shirts are the next item of cricket clothing to be considered; these need to be lightweight and cool for the players to wear. Cricket is traditionally played during the summer months of the year, so it is imperative that the players do not become overheated during the game! Three-quarter-length sleeves are common on cricket shirts, and they are generally made of polyester. Men, women and junior cricket shirts are made by the same manufacturers as the trousers.

There are days when a sweater is needed, of course, and not all days are sunny. Adidas has a range of products that cater to both sleeveless and long-sleeved styles; you can choose between both. They come in both adult and junior versions and are usually a little darker than the shirts to create contrast.

Cricket Clothing: Shoes

Shoes from well-known manufacturers include Asics, Nike, Puma, Adidas and Gunn & Moore. To allow the players to be as agile as possible, proper cricket shoes have spiked soles for additional traction on the ground, as well as full ankle support. It is possible to keep spare spikes and studs in case the originals ever need replacing.

Cricket Shoes

The last piece of cricket clothing to consider is the hat. As well as providing warmth and shade, these can have a visor for blocking out the sun, which is similar to a baseball cap. It is also possible to wear a brim that extends all the way around, although this is preferred more by fans than by players themselves.

There are some sensible cricket clothing requirements... We will list them here, beginning with underwear.

  1. A jock short, a jock strap, or both. The abdominal guard is made of cotton or Lycra and designed with a pouch to keep it in place.
  2. Wear the right socks for your performance (fast bowlers need them cushioned to absorb shock and to minimise movement within the shoe to prevent blisters).
  3. The base layer/skin fit. This lightweight, close-fitting garment wicks away body moisture and keeps you warm during cold weather and cool during hot weather.
  4. Tracksuit, shorts, training top - warm-up gear. When players commit fully to pre-match practice, their whites will undoubtedly get mucky before the match begins.
  5. Long- sleeved shirt, three-quarters-sleeved shirt, or short-sleeved shirt. Cooling side vents allow you to stay cool while wearing cotton.
  6. Pants - made from stretchable fabric to give you a full range of motion, while inside are thigh pads. Trousers are usually unfinished in length, allowing for different leg lengths to be worn and feature an iron-in strip to finish the material neatly.
  7. Slip over with a V-neck (sleeveless for ease of movement).
  8. Cricket sweater (black or white cuffs and neckline). As of late, long-sleeved and sleeveless fleeces are also in vogue.
  9. Cap, hat, or hat (depending on the weather).