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Equipment and Clothing

Cricket equipment and clothing is a little different from similar bat-and-ball sports. Here's a rundown of the equipment you need to play cricket including bats, balls, wickets, protective gear, shoes and clothing.

Cricket Bat Basics
The materials, dimensions, and major brands of cricket bats, for your quick reference.

Cricket Ball Basics
In this quick reference on the cricket ball, you'll learn about its materials, required dimensions, and the important rules regarding its use.

Cricket Pitch Basics
In this quick reference on the cricket pitch, you'll learn about its markings, required dimensions, and the types of pitch that can be used.

Cricket Field Basics
A quick reference on cricket fields: how big they need to be, what markings are required, and the types of ground cricket can be played on.

Gunn & Moore
This English company is traditionally known as a bat-maker but its expanded range includes protective gear, balls and other accessories. Ross Taylor and Graeme Swann are among the international players who use Gunn & Moore.

Australian veterans Ricky Ponting and Michael Hussey both use Kookaburra, which is a leading Australian brand of cricket gear.

Nike Cricket
Nike makes the bats of choice for India's young star Virat Kohli.

adidas Cricket
Since joining the cricket fold, adidas have managed to secure two of the sport's biggest talents -- Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag of India -- and also sponsor teams in the Indian Premier League (IPL).

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