6 things you need for cricket practice

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6 things you need for cricket practice

One of the best ways to improve your cricket skills is by practicing. You could be a veteran or a beginner, but it is important that you spend time every week on the pitch. Cricket is a sport that requires some gear. The game itself is free, but if you want to play it well, you need the right equipment. Here are 6 things you should have for cricket practice:

1. Batting gloves

You can’t hit a cricket ball with bare hands. Batting gloves help cushion your hands and provide better grip on the bat handle. They also protect your hands from blisters and calluses. You should also buy cricket stumps online, since without stumps you cannot figure out your failure of hitting the ball.

2. Pads

Cricket balls can be quite large and heavy, so pads help absorb the impact of being hit by one. They also protect your legs from injury when you’re fielding balls near them or diving to catch them in the outfield. Pads protect your shins from injury during play so it’s important to wear them whenever possible when playing cricket or even just practising alone at home! They can be purchased from most sports stores or online retailers such as Amazon and eBay at reasonable prices so it’s worth getting yourself some if you don’t already own any!

3. Helmet and mask

Cricket is a dangerous sport, with batsmen running toward each other at high speeds while trying to hit each other’s wickets with flying balls that can travel at speeds over 100 miles per hour (about 160 kilometres per hour). It’s important to wear protective gear when practicing so that you can avoid serious injuries like concussions or broken bones if you’re hit by a ball while batting or fielding. A helmet is essential for your safety when playing cricket because it protects your head from any hard blows that may occur during play. You should always wear one when playing cricket or even just practicing so that no one gets hurt!

4. A bat and a ball

First and foremost, you need a bat and a ball. These are the most important pieces of equipment in cricket. The bat is used to hit the ball while the ball is hit with the bat by a batter or bowler (a player who stands at one end of the pitch and bowls).

The Wooden Bat – This is the most popular kind of bat because it has been used in cricket for many years. It consists of two pieces of wood and has a flat face which makes it easier to hit the ball with power. The only drawback with this type of bat is that they tend to break easily if they hit an object hard enough (like another player’s bat).

The Composite Bat – This type of bat was first introduced in 1990 by Gray Nicolls as part of their new range of equipment called “Arrow”. It’s made from graphite, fibreglass and carbon fibre which makes it lighter than wooden bats but also more expensive than them too!

5. Warm-up clothes

When playing cricket, it is important that you warm up before starting your training session. This will help prevent injuries and make sure that your body is ready for the game ahead. It’s better if you wear clothes that allow air to circulate around your body while keeping sweat away from your skin.

6. A pair of shoes/trainers

Cricket requires players to run around the field quite often so it’s important that they wear comfortable shoes or trainers during their training sessions. The shoes should also be well-maintained so they don’t cause any blisters or injuries when running around the field.


Feature image by Biserka Stojanovic
 

Mick Pacholli

Mick created TAGG - The Alternative Gig Guide in 1979 with Helmut Katterl, the world's first real Street Magazine. He had been involved with his fathers publishing business, Toorak Times and associated publications since 1972.  Mick was also involved in Melbourne's music scene for a number of years opening venues, discovering and managing bands and providing information and support for the industry. Mick has also created a number of local festivals and is involved in not for profit and supporting local charities.        

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