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Wicket Keeping Gloves

Wicket keepers plays a key role in cricket that is why apart from their cricket batting kit they carry wicket keeping equipment as well. The main things required for wicket keeping are wicket keeping gloves and wicket keeping pads. Let’s talk about wicket keeping gloves.

A good pair of wicket keeping gloves will help you take catches and do rapid stumping. Since bowlers’ ball at a rapid pace, wicket keeping gloves should have the necessary protection to protect hands from injury. Below mentioned is the wicket keeping gloves size guide. 

Wicket Keeping Gloves Size Guide

Comfort, Grip and Protection are the three main aspects which need to be considered while buying wicket keeping gloves. Before buying wicket keeping gloves you must be familiar with your size.

Wicket Keeping Gloves Size Chart

Hand Length (mm)

Wicket Keeping Glove Size

165

Small Boys

175

Boys

190

Youths

200

Small Men

210

Men

225

Large/Oversize Men

Wicket Keeping Gloves Features

A wicket keeping glove has a palm lining. It is the area above the palm of the hand and used to catch the ball. Therefore, it is more prone to injury and requires utmost protection. To avoid rubbing and chaffing, wicket keeping gloves should be soft and comfortable from the inside.

The palm padding is the palm area of wicket keeping gloves. Palm padding provides maximum protection. It has shock absorption qualities helping wicket keepers to catch balls without bouncing/dropping them.

The most injury-prone area for wicket-keepers is the finger ends. To protect fingers end wicket keeping gloves have finger ends caps. These are cylindrical in shape, open at one end and fit inside the wicket keeping gloves fingers. To further protect fingers, wicket keepers add extra foam padding inside finger ends caps.

Role of Inners in Wicket Keeping

Since wicket keepers spend hours on the field their hands tend to be sweaty. This is where inners help wicketkeepers. Wicket-keeping inners will form a layer between your hand and wicket keeping gloves, keeping the sweat away. There are two types of inners: cotton inners and cotton-padded inners. The padded inners are extra padded on the palm and finger area to absorb sweat and provide comfort.

DSC Wicket Keeping Gloves

Wicket keeping gloves manufactured by DSC are a perfect combination of comfort, protection and grip. DSC wicket keeping gloves will provide you protection from most swift deliveries. All wicket-keeping gloves are made from high-quality PVC cuffs and have a rubber grip on the palm facing, and cotton lining in the cuffs.

The unique quality of DSC wicket keeping gloves is they are manufactured in DSC manufacturing units by craftsmen who have a plethora of experience in delivering authentic and satisfactory equipment to players.

It does not matter whether you play at a professional, intermediate or beginner level, you can check wicket keeping gloves collection at DSC. There are numerous color and design options for players to choose from.

Wicket Keeping Gloves FAQs

Q1. Why do wicket keepers wear inner gloves?

Ans. There are two reasons wicketkeepers wear inners. First, they help in absorbing sweat and second inners provide an extra layer of protection to wicket keepers.

Q2. How often should you change wicket keeping gloves?

Ans. This actual time depends from player to player. The more you use them, the less lifespan they will have. In order to increase the lifespan of wicket keeping gloves, one needs to clear them every week or fortnight.

Q3. What to look for when buying wicket keeping gloves?

Ans. While buying wicket keeping gloves you need to keep three things in mind: protection, grip and comfort.

Q4. Can wicket keepers remove both gloves while wicket keeping?

Ans. Yes, but it is not advisable. Since wicket keeper is the only fielder allowed to wear gloves and pads, they must wear them to protect themselves. However, nowadays wicket keepers remove a single glove in the dying minutes of the match to aim better while hitting the wicket.

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