Cricket Training Gear Guide

GUIDE TO CRICKET TRAINING CLOTHING & EQUIPMENT

In order to maximise your performance in training – and help to impress your captain – it is important that you look, feel and play the part in cricket practice sessions. There are a range of quality cricket training clothing and cricket training equipment on the market to hone your skills and allow you to train in style.

CRICKET TRAINING CLOTHING

There are an array of cricket training clothes available for you to buy, including: cricket shorts, cricket tracksuit bottoms/sports trousers, cricket training t-shirts, cricket hoodies and waterproofs. Cricket training outfits are available in a variety of colours and they do not just serve as ideal cricket training attire, they are also great for pre-match warm-ups, jogging or gym work. You may wish to view our Cricket Clothing guide.

CRICKET TRAINING CLOTHING: MATERIALS & FEATURES

Cricket tracksuit bottoms and cricket training jackets are customarily made from ultra-comfortable micro fibre material. Jackets are usually complete with a ‘climate control’ mesh lining to keep you cool and endure the demands of an intense cricket training session. Most cricket training tops, cricket shorts and cricket jackets are made from polyester.

Cricket hoodies are very good for keeping you warm to and from practice, to and from a game or during a light match-day warm-up. However, you won’t want to do any intensive training in them as they may be quite restrictive when it comes to allowing large movements, such as bowling or expansive shots. A regular training jacket will give slightly more flexibility but a cricket jumper is usually more ideal. Cricket hoodies tend to be fairly heavy but the majority of cricket training wear will be manufactured to a light specification to decrease unnecessary fatigue and enhance comfort.

CRICKET TRAINING EQUIPMENT

There are many cricket training aids available to help you develop your game. These include: streamline cricket training bats to train your hand-eye-co-ordination, high value fielding and slip-catching cricket bats, pop-up cricket catching nets to develop your catching without the need for other teammates, side-arm cricket ball throwers to preserve your shoulder during throw-downs, slip cradles and baseball-style cricket catching mitts. As well as a wealth of cricket coaching equipment, cricket fitness equipment is also available on the market, such as training ladders and hurdles.

You may wish to view our Cricket Ground Equipment guide.

CRICKET TRAINING GEAR BUYING DECISIONS

As you move up through the cricket training clothing ranges, you will find greater attention given to airflow and comfort. Unlike cricket bats and batting gloves, the quality does not tend to vary significantly. People often deem colour and style as the most important factors but do make sure your clothing is comfortable and permits the required flexibility. Ask your club if they will fund some training gear for you and your teammates. If you are buying training aids for yourself, ask a qualified cricket coach to identify your main weaknesses and advise which training aids will be best for you. Avoid buying a red training top as batsmen may struggle to pick out the ball when you are bowling.