Pads & Others
The pads worn are generally the ones with the top flaps shortened and
held by only two straps. Care should be taken to see that the knee
roll is sufficiently padded to prevent injury while gathering low
balls rolling on the ground. The pads should preferably be light with
extra foam padding at the shin, as this is the place the ball strikes
most often if it is missed.
An abdomen guard must be worn inside the pouch of the supporter (jock
straps) at all times and its position must be checked and adjusted if
necessary before every ball.
On bouncy turning pitches, when you have to keep up to the spinners,
it is advisable to wear a helmet with a visor to increase your
confidence in getting behind the line of the ball to gather it. At all
others times a cap or hat is a must to keep away the sun and help
concentrate on the action.
A good pair of shoes is also very essential. Generally good rubber
spiked shoes will suffice quite nicely, though if the conditions are
damp and slippery, it is recommended to use half spike shoes. The
metal spikes in front will give you the grip to move or dive when
standing back to fast bowlers.
Wicket Keeping Gear
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