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cricket player: batsmanclick to hear

Player who takes position to hit the ball; like all cricketers, this player wears the traditional white or cream white.
cricket player: batsman helmet face mask stud cricket shoe pad glove bat

helmet click to hear

Hard piece of equipment designed to protect the head from the ball’s impact.

face mask click to hear

Wire mask attached to the helmet to protect the batsman’s face.

stud click to hear

Each of the small spikes attached to the sole to provide traction when batting or running.

cricket shoe click to hear

Shoe that supports and protects the ankle; its sole is usually fitted with studs.

pad click to hear

Heavily padded piece of equipment that protects the batsman’s legs and knees from the ball’s impact.

glove click to hear

Padded piece of equipment covering the hand and wrist; it is shaped around the fingers and is flexible enough to provide a good grip on the bat.

bat click to hear

Piece formed of a flat section connected to a rubber-covered handle that the batsman uses to hit the ball; its maximum length is 38 inches.