Top Duke Cricket Balls You Can Buy On VKS.com!

Like cricket bats, cricket balls too have to follow their own set of rules for professional games. A sound cricket ball will have a cork interior with twine wound around it and a red leather covering. Even the seam of the ball has to be meticulous – raised seam of six rows of stitching. This will give the ball its unique aerodynamic qualities and its swing, cut and spin.

At VKS, we have top-quality balls from Duke, the most renowned brands for cricket balls in the world of cricket. Check out their unique features here –

  1. Dukes Crown Prince Cricket Ball (5 1/2oz) – This ball truly is the crown prince of balls. The top quality, fully hand-sewn ball is made using the best English Alum tanned leather which is handled carefully and given a traditional finish. The ball’s weight is optimum at 156 gms. This tough ball is the most suitable for top-level league cricket matches which last 50 overs or more.   
  2. Dukes Prince Cricket Ball (5 1/2oz) – This top-quality ball is made from English alum tanned leather. The ball is fully hand-sewn and has a traditional greased finish. It has a tough cortex centre for shape retention even after repeated hitting with the bat. This ball, owing to its high-quality materials and meticulous construction, is a great choice premier league cricket matches.
  3. Dukes Select Cricket Ball (156 g) – A budget ball but it comes with excellent features. The ball is made with carefully selected high-quality leather and is completely hand-sewn. The cortex centre helps in retaining the shape of the ball in long, aggressive matches. The ball has a perma anti-scuff finish. It is an excellent choice for high standard club cricket matches. 
  4. Dukes Cadet Cricket Ball Junior – Does your child enjoy playing cricket and wants to pursue it as a serious passion? Then give him/her serious equipment to play with. This ball, made from premium quality leather has a cork and rubber interior. It is fully hand-sewn and has a traditional greased finish. This ball is the perfect choice for top standard junior club and school cricket.
  5. Dukes Club Match Cricket Ball (156g) Pink – A pink ball because why not? This high-quality ball is made from good quality leather and has a cortex centre for shape retention even after repeated hitting. The ball is fully hand-sewn and has a perma anti-scuff finish. This ball is the best suited for school and club cricket.

Is Dukes your favourite brand for cricket balls? Then you need not go any further. VKS is your go-to place for all your cricket equipment, be it bats, balls, bags, shoes, clothing, accessories or protective gear. VKS offers premium quality cricket gear from Kookaburra and other best-known brands at affordable prices. We also have cricket helmets, shirts, cricket trousers, cricket shoes, sweaters, baselayers, socks, caps and hats, safety equipment and teamwear in a variety of designs and sizes. Shop with us in-store or order online at www.vks.com and avail fantastic discounts on your purchase. 

Top Cricket Footwear from Adidas

Adidas is among the leading names in the world of cricket because of its excellent cricket footwear. Cricket shoes from Adidas are stylish and high-quality. The shoe engineers at Adidas use the top quality materials and ensure that design and construction are such that they help the players maximise their performance levels by providing them enhanced comfort and mobility. Check out the top models of cricket footwear from Adidas on VKS.com –

  1. Adidas Vector Mid Cricket Shoe – This is one among the latest models for bowling shoes from Adidas. The Vector Mid fuses traditional lacing with the new revolutionary BOA tightening system which gives this shoe the perfect fit and level of comfort. The BOA tightening system also offers enhanced support while landing. The mid-cut ankle height adds to the fit and support level offered by the shoe.
  2. Adidas 22yds Boost Cricket Shoe – Another 2020 offering from Adidas, this shoe has been built with the Boost technology for incredible energy return and cushioning. The ultra-sharp TPU outsole of the shoe provides optimal grip and lightweight feel. The BOA tightening system not only makes lacing up easier and faster, but it adds to the fit of the shoe. The combination of a running tongue and soft upper ensures incredible comfort. 
  3. Adidas Vector Cricket Shoe – This shoe is suitable for both batsmen and bowlers. The detachable straps on the shoe help with cushioning and stability. The TPU material outsole is durable and lightweight. The EVA midsole with adiprene in the heel gives additional cushioning. The bevelled heel helps in a better transition between the jumping and landing phase during the bowling motion.
  4. Adidas Adipower Vector Cricket Shoe – This shoe is perfect for all kinds of bowlers, whether their style is spin, middle or fast-paced bowling. The TPU material outsole is durable and lightweight. The EVA midsole with adiprene in the heel offers additional cushioning. The midfoot strap locks the foot in place and enhances the fit and comfort level of the shoe. The toe area of the shoe is also quite soft for enhanced comfort during bowling. 
  5. Adidas 22yds Cricket Shoes – An all-new 2020 cricket shoe from Adidas, this one is the perfect batting boot for dynamic batsmen. This shoe is particularly suited for batsmen who like that low to the ground feel which enables them to react to anything that is thrown at him when occupying the crease. The upper part of the shoe has been designed to provide support in the key forefoot area and allow quick multi-directional movements.

Looking for the perfect cricket shoes for yourself? Whether you are a batsman or a bowler, VKS Cricket has the latest models of cricket shoes for you from the best of brands including Adidas, Payntr, Asics, Gunn & Moore, Gray-Nicolls, Kookaburra and New Balance. We also offer replacement spikes and rubber studs for all models of cricket shoes. Our range of products is available for you both in-store and on the website. Shop online for your cricket shoes and the rest of your cricket equipment, and avail fantastic discounts on your purchase!

Best GM Cricket Equipment 2020 in the UK for Under £100!

Gunn & Moore (GM) is a cricket brand that has its finger on the pulse of the game. It follows cricket trends closely to understand what cricketers want and then develops equipment according to the changing dynamics of the game. In 2020, GM has come up with some smashing new equipment that has already become a hit among the lovers of cricket. Check out these 5 pieces of excellent cricket equipment under £100 for the coming cricket season 2020 –

  1. GM Original Duffle Cricket Bag 2020 – This duffle bag from GM has it all – stylish looks, sufficient space and durability. The dimensions of the bag are 98cm x 36cm x 31cm and its volume is 109 Litres. It has 2 zipped side pockets for holding 2 bats safely. Made of 1680 Denier Polyester, the bag is tough and weather-proof. It has a separate shoe tunnel, and the straps of the bag are sufficiently padded for superior comfortability. The bag has rust-proof GM designer zips.
  2. GM Original LE Batting Gloves 2020 – These are among the top gloves available in the market right now. Made with Pittard leather palms, they have a multi-section design and sidebar protection. They contour very well against the hands. Their design is such that force is instantly dissipated upon impact. The gloves have Microban® antimicrobial protection which prevents the growth of stain and odour-causing bacteria. 
  3. GM Diamond 808 Batting Legguards – These batting pads have been designed and endorsed by the vice-captain of the England Test team, Ben Stokes. The pads are lightweight and comfortable to wear. They have a special protection zone for the knees to protect them from injuries. They have wide sidebar protection, comfortable broad straps and durable instep. 
  4. GM Diamond Original Batting Gloves 2020 – Ben Stokes uses these batting gloves and this says a lot about them. Made using Poron XRD, they promise maximum protection levels. They have a multi-section design and come with sidebar protection. Their construction and design enable them to absorb up to 90% of energy when impacted at high strain rates. They come with Microban® antimicrobial protection which prevents the growth of stain and odour-causing bacteria.
  5. GM Original Easi-Load Wheelie – This versatile wheelie bag, with a lot of luggage space, is suitable for taking on tours as well as weekend games. The bag comes with a DVO system that gives 20% extra space at just the pull of a zip. The bag has sturdy integrated all-terrain wheels which make it very easy to move it around. The bag has pockets for 2 full-size bats. 

Want to grab this amazing GM 2020 cricket gear? Then you need not go any further. VKS is your go-to place for all your cricket equipment, be it bats, balls, bags, shoes, clothing, accessories or protective gear. VKS offers premium quality cricket gear from Kookaburra and other best-known brands at affordable prices. We also have cricket helmets, shirts, cricket trousers, cricket shoes, sweaters, baselayers, socks, caps and hats, safety equipment and teamwear in a variety of designs and sizes. Shop with us in-store or order online at www.vks.com and avail fantastic discounts on your purchase. 

Your Guide to Cricket Clothing 2020

Choosing the right cricket clothing is important to your performance because if your clothes are not comfortable, then you will not be able to focus on the game. Your clothing has to fit well, allow sufficient movement and have the ability to absorb sweat effectively. Also, the right cricket uniform helps in reinforcing your seriousness regarding the game. It will also help players in identifying with their team. 

Here are the cricket clothing essentials you should have with you for the cricket season 2020 –

  1. Cricket shirts – Standard cricket shirts are always white in colour and have collars. They can be short-sleeved or long-sleeved. You can choose your sleeves depending on the climate of the place you are playing in. Also, make sure you have 3-4 cricket shirts if you practice and play regularly. Make sure that your cricket shirts are made from materials that absorb sweat well, are easy to wash and quick to dry. On VKS.com, you can buy cricket shirts from the leading brands – Adidas, Infinity, Gray Nicolls, Kookaburra, GM and VKS. 
  2. Cricket Trousers – Standard cricket trousers, like cricket shirts, are white in colour. They have an elastic waistband and are loose enough to accommodate cricket protection gear like the hip and thigh strippers and abdo guard. On VKS.com, you can buy cricket trousers from Adidas, Gray Nicolls, Infinity, Kookaburra, GM and VKS.
  3. Cricket Sweaters – Cricket sweaters are a must in England for those cold days when the skies are overcast and there it is likely to rain. Cricket sweaters are either full-sleeved or sleeveless and they all have a V-neck. Standard sweaters are white but some brands have have a band of colour around the neck. On VKS.com, we have cricket sweaters from Adidas, GM and VKS.
  4. Cricket underwear – Cricket underwear is important because it protects your vital organs from getting hurt by the ball. It is preferable to choose underwear that fits well, is capable of absorbing sweat quickly and is padded. On VKS.com, you can buy the 3-in-1 shorts, jock shorts, jockstrap or jock briefs depending upon your preference.
  5. Cricket socks – Cricket socks have to be soft, comfortable, quick at absorbing sweat and drying themselves up. Standard cricket socks are usually white buy you can also get them in grey and black colour depending upon the brand. On VKS.com, you can buy cricket socks from the top brands like Thorlo, Asics and Nike. 
  6. Cricket baselayers – Baselayers, as the name suggests, are that layer of clothing which is closest to the skin and all the other clothes are worn on top of that. Baselayers are particularly useful in the winter season or for playing at places with a cold climate as they help in keeping the body warm. On VKS.com, we have baselayers from Adidas, Kookaburra and GM. 

Want to upgrade your wardrobe with new cricket clothing? VKS is your go-to place for all your cricket equipment, be it bats, balls, bags, shoes, clothing, accessories or protective gear. VKS offers premium quality cricket gear from the best-known brands at affordable prices. We also have cricket helmets, shirts, cricket trousers, cricket shoes, sweaters, baselayers, socks, caps and hats, safety equipment and teamwear in a variety of designs and sizes. Shop with us in-store or order online at www.vks.com and avail fantastic discounts on your purchase. 

T20 World Cup 2020 is Here At Last!

The much anticipated T20 World Cup 2020 is going to begin in about 10 months and we can’t keep our excitement under control. Here is all you need to know about it –

Australia is the host nation and the teams that have qualified for participating in the T20 World Cup 2020 are – England, India, Pakistan, South Africa, New Zealand, West Indies, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, Netherland, Papua New Guinea, Ireland, Namibia, Scotland and Oman, and the host nation, of course.

The matches will be held across 7 venues in Australia. The venues are –

  1. Adelaide Oval in Adelaide. The venue will host 7 semi-final matches.
  2. TheGabba in Brisbane. The venue will host 4 matches.
  3. Kardinia Park in Geelong. The venue will host 6 matches. 
  4. Bellerive Oval in Hobart. The venue will host 8 matches.
  5. Melbourne Cricket Ground in Melbourne. The venue will host 7 final matches. 
  6. Perth Stadium in Perth. The venue will host 6 matches. 
  7. Sydney Cricket Ground in Sydney. The venue will host 7 semi-final matches. 

The schedule of the first round and Super 12s has already been released. In the First Round, Ireland, Oman, Papua New Guinea and Sri Lanka make Group A. Their matches will be held as follows –

  1. Sri Lanka vs Ireland on 18th October 2020
  2. Papua New Guinea vs Oman on 18th October 2020
  3. Ireland vs Oman on 20th October 2020
  4. Sri Lanka vs Papua New Guinea on 20th October 2020
  5. Papua New Guinea vs Ireland on 22nd October 2020
  6. Sri Lanka vs Oman on 22nd October 2020

All the matches for Group A will be held at Kardinia Park, Geelong.

Bangaldesh, Namibia, Scotland and Netherlands make Group B. Their matches will be held as follows –

  1. Bangladesh vs Namibia on 19th October 2020
  2. Netherlands vs Scotland on 19th October 2020
  3. Namibia vs Scotland on 21st October 2020.
  4. Netherlands vs Bangladesh on 21st October 2020
  5. Netherlands vs Namibia on 23rd October 2020
  6. Bangladesh vs Scotland on 23rd October 2020

All the matches for Group B will be held at Bellerive Oval, Hobart.

In the Super 12s, Australia, Pakistan, New Zealand and West Indies form Group 1. A1 and B2 will be selected as per the matches of the First Round. Their matches will be held as follows –

  1. Australia vs Pakistan on 24th October 2020 at Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney
  2. A1 vs B2 on 25th October 2020 at Bellerive Oval, Hobart
  3. New Zealand vs West Indies on 25th October 2020 at Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne
  4. New Zealand vs B2 on 27th October 2020 at Bellerive Oval, Hobart
  5. Australia vs West Indies on 28th October 2020 at Perth Stadium, Perth
  6. Pakistan vs A1 on 29th October 2020 at Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney
  7. West Indies vs B2 on 30th October 2020 at Perth Stadium, Perth
  8. New Zealand vs Pakistan on 31st October 2020 at Brisbane Cricket Ground, Brisbane
  9. Australia vs A1 on 31st October 2020 at Brisbane Cricket Ground, Brisbane
  10. New Zealand vs A1 on 2nd November 2020 at Brisbane Cricket Ground, Brisbane
  11. Pakistan vs West Indies on 3rd November 2020 at Adelaide Oval, Adelaide
  12. Australia vs B2 on 3rd November 2020 at Adelaide Oval, Adelaide
  13. Pakistan vs B2 on 6th November 2020 at Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne
  14. Australia vs New Zealand on 6th November at Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne
  15. West Indies vs A1 on 7th November at Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne

Afghanistan, India, England and South Africa have formed Group B in the Super 12s. A2 and B1 will be selected as per the matches of the first round. Group B’s matches will be held as follows –

  1. India vs South Africa on 24th October 2020 at Perth Stadium, Perth
  2. Afghanistan vs A2 on 26th October 2020 at Perth Stadium, Perth
  3. England vs B1 on 26th October 2020 at Perth Stadium, Perth
  4. Afghanistan vs B1 on 28th October 2020 at Perth Stadium, Perth
  5. India vs A2 on 29th October 2020 at Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne
  6. England vs South Africa on 30th October 2020 at Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney
  7. Afghanistan vs South Africa on 1st November 2020 at Adelaide Oval, Adelaide
  8. England vs India on 1st November 2020 at Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne
  9. A2 vs B1 on 2nd November 2020 at Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney
  10. Afghanistan vs England on 4th November 2020 at Brisbane Cricket Ground, Brisbane
  11. South Africa vs A2 on 5th November 2020 at Adelaide Oval, Adelaide
  12. India vs B1 on 5th November 2020 at Adelaide Oval, Adelaide
  13. England vs A2 on 7th November at Adelaide Oval, Adelaide
  14. South Africa vs B1 on 8th November at Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney
  15. Afghanistan vs India on 8th November 2020 at Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney

The semi-final matches will be held on 11th November 2020 at Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney and 12th November 2020 at Adelaide Oval, Adelaide. 

The final match will be held on 15th November 2020 at Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne. 

May the best team win!Gearing up for the cricket season 2020 with new cricket equipment? VKS is your go-to place for all your cricket equipment, be it bats, balls, bags, shoes, clothing, accessories or protective gear. VKS offers premium quality cricket gear from the best-known brands at affordable prices. We also have cricket helmets, shirts, cricket trousers, cricket shoes, sweaters, baselayers, socks, caps and hats, safety equipment and teamwear in a variety of designs and sizes. Shop with us in-store or order online at www.vks.com and avail fantastic discounts on your purchase. 

Have You Checked Out theTop Cricket Equipment Store in the UK?

2019 was an exciting year for the world of cricket because of the ICC Cricket World Cup, and for England’s cricket fans, it couldn’t get any better because their home team bagged the Cricket World Cup. Now, 2020 is here and it is full of promise for cricket lovers because of ongoing and upcoming events. The ICC World Test Championship is already going on, One-Day Internationals are beginning in May, and Twenty20 Internationals are beginning in June. 

VKS, UK is all set for the cricket season of 2020. We have stocked up on the latest cricket gear for lovers of the game. Here’s some of the cricket equipment 2020 that is selling like hot cakes –

  1. Kookaburra Kahuna Pro Cricket Bat 2020 – This beast of a bat will first catch your attention with its stunning green graphics and the iconic Kookaburra logo. Made from Grade 1 unbleached English willow, it has a mid-blade sweet spot and thick edges for maximum power. The round Powerdrive handle and snake-grip help in giving batsmen better control over the bat.
  2. New Balance TC 1260 Cricket Bat – This bat is extremely popular right now because it is the one that Joe Root, the captain of the England Test team uses. It is made using handpicked pieces of Grade 1 English willow. The bat has an imposing profile and thick edges for off-centre shots. This bat is suited for players with diverse playing styles because of its large sweet spot. The design of the bat gives it a lightweight pickup.
  3. Adidas 22YDS Cricket Shoe – A budget-friendly cricket shoe from Adidas, this one will surprise with how comfortable it is to wear. The shoe feels like a running shoe, but with features that make it perfect for wearing on the cricket pitch. The upper part of the shoe has been designed to offer support in the key forefoot area for quick multi-directional movements. The design opens in the midfoot and heel to provide breathability and lightness that is needed for time spent on the field.
  4. GM Original LE Batting Gloves 2020 – These gloves have been designed in a manner that causes the force to instantly dissipate upon impact. Made with Pittard leather palms, they have a multi-section design and come with sidebar protection. They are known to absorb 90% of the energy when impacted at high strain rates. They come with Microban® antimicrobial protection which prevents the growth of stain and odour-causing bacteria in the gloves.
  5. Kookaburra Pro Players Wheelie Bag 2020 – Whether you are playing locally, or going overseas for an international cricket match, this wheelie bag is just perfect for keeping all your cricket gear in one place. Not just that, its looks are super stylish! The bag has a double-decker design for convenient storage and organisation. It is made of tough materials that are resistant to wear and tear – high-quality tarpaulin, and a mixture of denim cotton and braided fabric. The bag has 2 fully vented external batting pad compartments, and there is a cricket bat section which can have 2 bats.

Looking to upgrade your cricket kit for cricket season 2020? VKS is your go-to place for all your cricket equipment, be it bats, balls, bags, shoes, clothing, accessories or protective gear. VKS offers premium quality cricket gear from the best-known brands at affordable prices. We also have cricket helmets, shirts, cricket trousers, cricket shoes, sweaters, baselayers, socks, caps and hats, safety equipment and teamwear in a variety of designs and sizes. Shop with us in-store or order online at www.vks.com and avail fantastic discounts on your purchase. 

Best Cricket Gear 2020 From Kookaburra for Under £100!

Kookaburra has a dedicated fan following in the world of cricket. The Australian brand named after a bird of the same name is a favourite of several international cricket players because of its excellent quality products, especially bats, and its stylish branding. The iconic logo of the brand, a Kookaburra bird, can be noticed from afar and it is a seal of the perfection that the brand delivers every time. 

Kookaburra has released several new products for cricket players this year, and these are our top picks for under £100 –

  1. Kookaburra KC 3.0 Rubber Cricket Shoe 2020 – Don’t get fooled by the small price tag of the shoe, this shoe offers all the comfort and flexibility that any batsman needs on the cricket pitch. It has a tough all-rubber sole which makes it suitable for all kinds of batsmen and fielders. The upper construction has been done in latex and there is an airflow mesh for ventilation. The thermoplastic style heel counter offers an excellent level of support. The fit and comfort of the shoe are enhanced by a padded tongue and a padded ankle and heel area.
  2. Kookaburra Kahuna 2.1 Batting Gloves 2020 – Looking for batting gloves that offer Grade 1 protection? Then you should check out these stylish gloves with the eye-catching colours of the Kookaburra Kahuna range. The gloves have Pittard leather palms that have a good mechanism for ventilation. The Poron XRD and high-density foam fingers with reinforced fibre inserts provide flexibility as well as protection. The top-quality premium PU on the back adds to the soft feel of the gloves while ensuring flexibility. 
  3. Kookaburra Kahuna 4.0 Cricket Bat – Has your budget been coming in the way of buying a good quality Kookaburra bat? Here, your problem is solved. The bat, made from good quality English willow, is suitable for players with different playing styles – those who want to own the game with aggressive shots, and those who want to play the game at their own pace with accurate shots. The thick edges of the bat, large profile and mid-blade sweet spot are well-suited for versatile styles of batting. The round powerdrive handle helps the batsman have a strong, comfortable grip over the bat.
  4. Kookaburra Pro Players Duffle Bag 2020 – One of your most important investments will be a good cricket kit because it will keep your cricket gear secure and in one place. The big duffle bag with dimensions 90cm x 35cm x 35cm and a capacity of 110 litres is a good buy because it will help you keep your cricket gear well organised with its ergonomic design. The bag has 2 external bat sleeves for 2 bats and 2 batting pad pockets. There is a separate section for footwear and there are several pockets in the bag for organised storage. The bottom of the bag is rubberised for extra protection.

Is Kookaburra your favourite brand for cricket gear? Then you need not go any further. VKS is your go-to place for all your cricket equipment, be it bats, balls, bags, shoes, clothing, accessories or protective gear. VKS offers premium quality cricket gear from Kookaburra and other best-known brands at affordable prices. We also have cricket helmets, shirts, cricket trousers, cricket shoes, sweaters, baselayers, socks, caps and hats, safety equipment and teamwear in a variety of designs and sizes. Shop with us in-store or order online at www.vks.com and avail fantastic discounts on your purchase.

Top 10 Cricket Bats in the UK 2020

It is the beginning of a new decade and some of the finest things that the year 2020 brings us are an exciting cricket season and new, improved cricket gear. Several leading brands have come out with new bats this year, and they are bound to leave cricket players spoilt for choice. Here are the top 10 cricket bats in the UK 2020 –

  1. Kookaburra Kahuna Pro Cricket Bat 2020 – This bat is top-of-the-range bat from Kookaburra Kahuna series comes with eye-catching graphics in shades of green. Made from Grade 1 unbleached English willow, the bat has been designed to suit all types of players – those who like to pack a lot of power in their shots, and those who prefer playing accuracy and elegance. 
  2. Kookaburra Ghost Pro Cricket Bat 2020 – The name of the bat speaks a lot about it – it is a big and powerful bat and yet its pickup is very smooth. The white and chrome graphics will help the wielder stand apart from the crowd. This ultra-lightweight bat has a full profile which means that the player will not have to compromise on power. The bat’s large sweet spot and thick edges further make it easier for the players to pack a punch in their shots.
  3. New Balance TC 1260 Cricket Bat –  The choice of Joe Root, this bat is for serious players. Made from the top quality English willow, this is a well-balanced bat. It has a pronounced hitting area and thick edges for off-centre shots. The large sweet spot ensures that all types of players deliver their best performance on the pitch. 
  4. Kookaburra Concept 20 Cricket Bat – This budget bat has been designed keeping the modern game in mind. It has ½” shorter blade and this ½” is compensated by a longer than the regular handle. This shift in the length does not affect the performance of the bat, but makes its pickup smooth. The slightly higher middle also helps with the pickup. The oval handle with the counterbalance adds to the light feel of the bat.
  5. Gray Nicolls Powerbow Inferno Pro Performance Cricket Bat – The bat lives up to its weighty name. Made with Grade 1 English willow and designed with a full profile, a dynamic low swell, and a dramatically feathered toe, this bat will surprise you with its lightweight pickup and powerful blade. The thick edges and steep spine of the bat help in making powerful off-centre shots. 
  6. Gray Nicolls Oblivion Stealth Pro Performance Cricket Bat – The iconic Gray Nicolls Oblivion bat comes with stunning new graphics and some amazing features. Its shape and contouring contribute to maintaining quick hand speed. Made with Grade 1 unbleached English willow, this bat is for all-round players. The pronounced high middle of the bat and its thick edges give added power to the batsmen.
  7. New Balance TC 560 Cricket Bat – A budget bat from New Balance, this one will surprise you with the power it offers. The design of the bat is such that it offers a well balanced and light feel. The pronounced hitting area and thick edges of the bat make sure that all shots, including off-centre, are delivered with power. The large sweet spot of the bat makes it suitable for all types of players. 
  8. SS Ton Reserve Edition Cricket Bat 2020 – The all-new SS Ton Reserve Edition Cricket Bat will give you a bang for your buck. Made from Grade 1 unbleached English willow, this bat is the favourite of several international players. The bat, with its full profile, thick edges and pronounced spine will give you all the power you need on the pitch. The oval handle of the bat is comfortable to grip and doesn’t tire the hands during long, aggressive games.
  9. SS Ton Gold Edition Cricket Bat 2020 – Another excellent bat from SS Ton, this one also uses top quality English willow but is less expensive than the SS Ton Reserve Edition Cricket bat. The well-balanced bat is lightweight and offers a smooth pickup. The bat’s design is delicately bowed that helps batsmen keep their hands in front of the ball on contact enhancing control and technique. 
  10. Gray Nicolls Oblivion Stealth Pro Players Cricket Bat – This Gray Nicolls bat, though priced less expensively than other top models, it will not fall short on any front, be it design, quality, weight or graphics. A great bat made from Grade 1 English willow, it has a pronounced high middle, thick edges and full profile – the trifecta of a powerful bat. This bat can be used comfortably by players with different playing styles. 

Want to get your hands on one of these exciting new bats? VKS has latest bats the top brands in the world of cricket, and shopping with us is super easy as we have both a brick-and-mortar store and an online shop. In the shop, our trained and experienced sales staff are there to help you choose the right bat, and on our website, we provide sufficient details about products for you to make well-informed decisions. So, shop online or at our cricket store in London for all your cricket needs! 

Avail Top-Grade Protection on the Pitch With Shrey Helmets

The chances of a ball flying straight into a batsmen’s face, and giving him a broken nose, a black eye, a cut lip and broken teeth or a head injury may be uncommon, but it can’t be ruled out as a possibility. Afterall, anything can happen on a cricket pitch. So, why take chances? Shrey Helmets offer the best possible protection from such injuries and help you play with peace of mind. Check out their top models here –

  1. Shrey Masterclass Air 2.0 Titanium Cricket Helmet – The top-of-the-line cricket helmet from Shrey, it is used several leading players for international matches. What makes this helmet stand out is the fact that at 750 grams, it is the lightest helmet available in the market, and it follows the latest BS standards. It’s titanium grille construction protects both the front of the face and the sides. It comes with a lightweight sweatband which can be removed and washed easily. 
  2. Shrey Masterclass 2.0 Air Steel Cricket Helmet – Another excellent helmet from Shrey, this one also weighs below 1 kg. The helmet uses a high grade ABS composite shell, and the grille is made from Grade-2 stainless steel. The helmet has an EPS liner as well for increased safety. The helmet is very comfortable as its fit can be adjusted with the help of the rear retention system with the velcro straps and pads. 
  3. Shrey Performance Steel Cricket Helmet – This budget-friendly cricket helmet weighs only about 740 gms. The helmet has high-grade ABS composite shell and an EPS liner for enhanced safety. The grille of the helmet is made with top-quality steel and has a dark powder coating on it for better visibility. The rear retention system, with its velcro straps and pads, is getting the most comfortable fit of the helmet. The helmet has been extended at the back for additional safety. This helmet is also available in junior sizes.

Always go to the pitch fully prepared. VKS can help you complete your cricket it easily as it has cricket bats, balls, cricket clothing, cricket footwear, cricket protective gear, cricket bags and much more from the best brands in the world. Shopping with us is super easy too as we have both a brick-and-mortar store and an online shop. In the shop, our trained and experienced sales staff are there to help you choose the right bat, and on our website, we provide sufficient details about products for you to make well-informed decisions. So, shop online or at our cricket store in London for all your cricket needs!

Here’s Gray Nicolls’ New Range of Cricket Bags for 2020!

Gray Nicolls is a brand that cricket fans across the world love. Be it their cricket bats or cricket bags, they make sure that the material, design and finishing of their products are of top quality. They have launched new cricket bags for 2020, and you should invest in them because the bags, with their range of features and durability, offer a bang for your buck. Here’s a glimpse of Gray Nicolls’ cricket bags for 2020 –

  1. Gray Nicolls 500 Duffle Bag – A budget-friendly duffle bag, this one is loaded with features that a cricketer would want in a cricket bag. The bag has two broad, padded, adjustable shoulder straps that make it very easy to put it on like a backpack and carry it. There is one big compartment to keep the uniform, gloves and pads, and there are separate compartments for shoes and the helmet which makes organising your cricket gear very convenient. 
  2. Gray Nicolls Prestige Duffle Bag – Love things with pockets? Then this is your cricket bag. Firstly, this bag has a large central compartment for keeping your uniform, bats, pads, etc. Secondly, there are separate sections for helmet and shoes. Thirdly, there are six additional pockets in which you can store other things. The stand-up design makes it very convenient to store this bag in small spaces.
  3. Legend Duffle Bag – This beast of a duffle bag can carry all your cricket equipment and more as well. Its dimensions are 100cms x 40cms x 38cms, which means that the bag has a lot of space. There is a bat compartment which can hold three bats, thereby ensuring that they don’t get damaged by getting knocked up against other things. The bag’s central compartment is big enough to hold even a wicket-keeper’s gear. There are separate sections for shoes, helmet and accessories.
  4. Gray Nicolls 500 Wheelie Bag – Looking for a bag with wheels which can be easily rolled on the floor instead of carrying on the shoulders? Then you should check out this budget-friendly bag. There is an internal compartment for holding the bat and protecting it against knocking into other items and getting damaged. The central compartment is large enough to comfortably hold the gloves and pads, and there are separate sections for shoes and helmet. 

Want to upgrade your cricket kit this season? VKS is your go-to place for all your cricket equipment, be it bats, balls, bags, shoes, clothing, accessories or protective gear. VKS offers premium quality cricket gear from the best-known brands at affordable prices. We also have cricket helmets, shirts, cricket trousers, cricket shoes, sweaters, baselayers, socks, caps and hats, safety equipment and teamwear in a variety of designs and sizes. Shop with us in-store or order online at www.vks.com and avail fantastic discounts on your purchase.

Check out Gunn & Moore’s Cricket Bags 2020!

Gunn & Moore is a brand synonymous with quality in the world of cricket. Be it bats, shoes, or bags, if they are from Gunn & Moore, then they are bound to be good and effective. For the cricket season 2020, Gunn & Moore has already launched an array of excellent products which includes cricket bags. Here’s a glimpse of GM’s stylish, durable and feature-rich cricket bags 2020 –

  1. GM Original Wheelie Duffle – A duffle bag with wheels – this bag truly fuses the best of both worlds. Carry it on your shoulder or roll it on the floor, this bag will not let you get hassled when you move with your cricket gear. Boasting of a volume of 126 litres, this bag is perfect for carrying all your essential cricket equipment. The bag has two internal bag pockets and external batting legguard sections to help you have more space inside the bag. 
  2. GM Original Duffle Cricket Bag 2020 – With a volume of 109 litres, this duffle bag has enough space and innovative compartmentalisation to help you keep your cricket gear in one place and carry it safely. Made of 1680 Denier Polyster, this bag is tough, lightweight and easy to clean. The bag has adjustable shoulder straps which make it very easy and comfortable to carry it. 
  3. GM 909 Wheelie Cricket Bat – With a capacity of 107 litres, this is great value for money senior bag. It has a large interior compartment for all types of cricket gear and several pockets on the sides too. The 600 Denier Polyester is tough, abrasion-resistant and capable of surviving in the harshest environments. The bag’s all-terrain style wheels make it very easy to roll. 
  4. GM 808 Duffle Cricket Bag – There are two things to love about this bag – the beautiful blue colour and the DVO system which allows the player to increase the capacity of the bag by 10%. The volume of the bag is 114 litres when the DVO is closed, and 123 litres when the DVO is open. The bag has versatile storage for all your cricket gear and it even has a separate shoe tunnel. 
  5. GM 707 Duffle Bag – A duffle bag for juniors, it has a capacity of 85 litres which is adequate for storing all essential cricket gear. It has a number of compartments which make the storage of cricket equipment quite organised. It also has gusseted side pockets that can hold two bats. It is one of the most budget-friendly yet feature-rich bads from Gunn & Moore.

VKS is your go-to place for all your cricket equipment, be it bats, balls, bags, shoes, clothing, accessories or protective gear. VKS offers premium quality cricket gear from the best-known brands at affordable prices. We also have cricket helmets, shirts, cricket trousers, cricket shoes, sweaters, baselayers, socks, caps and hats, safety equipment and teamwear in a variety of designs and sizes. Shop with us in-store or order online at www.vks.com and avail fantastic discounts on your purchase.

Kookaburra Kahuna 2020 Bats Are Epic and We Just Can’t Get Enough of Them!

The little birdie of Kookaburra is well-known in the world of cricket, and we can’t help but get excited because they have launched new bats in Kahuna series for 2020. Stunning graphics in the shades of green and the iconic logo make the bats stand out, and the great craftsmanship of the bats promises a thrilling performance on the pitch. Here’s a glimpse of the top Kookaburra Kahuna 2020 bats –

  1. Kookaburra Kahuna Pro Cricket Bat 2020 – This one is a versatile bat suitable for all kinds of players – those who play aggressively and want to pack a lot of power in their shots, and those who focus on ensuring precision in their shots. The bat, made from Grade 1 unbleached English willow, has a mid-blade sweet spot and thick edges. The high spine height of the bat gives more control to the batsman. 
  2. Kookaburra Kahuna 2.1 Cricket Bat 2020 – Another excellent bat from the Kahuna range, this one has the right modifications to suit modern playing trends. Made from high-quality Grade 2 English willow, it boasts of a mid-blade sweet spot and thick edges for power-packed shots on the pitch. The round power drive handle and the snake grip make sure that the players have better control over the bat. 
  3. Kookaburra Kahuna 3.1 Cricket Bat 2020 – If the Kookaburra Kahuna Pro and Kookaburra Kahuna 2.1 are out of your budget, then you could check out the Kookaburra Kahuna 3.1 Cricket Bat 2020, which is made with Grade 3 English willow and has all the great features of the other two bats. However, it is to be noted that it comes only in the Short Handle model. 
  4. Kookaburra Kahuna Lite Cricket Bat – This bat, made from premium Grade 3 English willow, has been structured in a manner that its overall weight remains low despite its powerful Kahuna profile. The weight distribution in bat has also been modified – it has a 1” shorter blade and a 1” longer handle. This has enabled the batmakers to keep the weight of the bat between 2lb 6oz and 2lb 8½oz.
  5. Kookaburra Big Kahuna Cricket Bat 2020 – This bat stands out because of its weight – it is heavier than other bats in the Kahuna range, and that is precisely why it stands out. The bat has thick rounded edges and a mid-blade sweet spot. Players who can handle this beast on the pitch will be awed by the amount of power it lets them pack in each shot. 

Want to upgrade your bat in the coming new year? VKS has bats from Kookaburra and other top brands in the world of cricket, and shopping with us is super easy as we have both a brick-and-mortar store and an online shop. In the shop, our trained and experienced sales staff are there to help you choose the right bat, and on our website, we provide sufficient details about products for you to make well-informed decisions. So, shop online or at our cricket store in London for all your cricket needs! 

Check Out These Stylish and Durable Cricket Bags for Juniors!

We have added cricket bags from the best of brands for juniors because why should seniors have all the fun? These bags keep your cricket equipment together, and they keep it safe so that you can play your games with peace of mind. Here are some of our favourite picks for the new cricket season –

  1. Gray Nicolls GN100 Duffle Bag – This duffle bag doesn’t come with wheels but its shoulder strap is super comfortable and strong, so carrying it around is easy. Also, the price tag makes this bag very pocket-friendly. The bag has a large main storage area and an external bag pocket. The straps are padded for comfort, and it also has an easy-carry handle. This bag, with the dimensions 75 cm X 32 cm X 32 cm is perfect for entry-level junior players.
  2. GM 707 Wheelie Cricket Bag – This bag is stylish, sturdy and comes with all the features that you would look for in a cricket bag. The bag’s dimensions are 90 cm x 32 cm x 32 cm and its volume is 92 Litres. It has all-terrain wheels which makes it very convenient to carry and the space of the bag is customizable. The bag comes fitted with GM designer rust-proof zips. Made using 600 Denier Polyester, the bag can sustain in tough conditions. 
  3. Kookaburra 2000 Wheelie Bag – This eye-catching bag, with Kookaburra’s iconic branding, comes in two color variants – blue and grey. With the dimensions 92 cm x 33 cm x 28 cm and a capacity of 85 litres, it offers sufficient space to keep all cricket essentials. 
  4. Adidas XT 5.0 Cricket Duffle Bag – A great budget bag from Adidas, it is perfect for entry-level junior cricketers. The bag has a large kit compartment and an external side pocket for bat. The shoulders straps are strong and padded for extra comfort. 

VKS is your go-to place for all your cricket equipment, be it bats, balls, bags, shoes, clothing, accessories or protective gear. VKS offers premium quality cricket gear from the best-known brands at affordable prices. We also have cricket helmets, shirts, cricket trousers, cricket shoes, sweaters, baselayers, socks, caps and hats, safety equipment and teamwear in a variety of designs and sizes. Shop with us in-store or order online at www.vks.com and avail fantastic discounts on your purchase. 

Check Out The All-New Gray Nicolls’ Oblivion Stealth Bats!

Gray Nicolls is a brand you can trust with your eyes closed. Masters in crafting bats, they have been contributed in the making of many legendary players, including Lauren Winfield and Alastair Cook now. So, it is natural for us to get excited every time the batmaker launches a new range of bats. This time, we are thrilled about Gray Nicolls’ oblivion stealth series which brings the batmaker’s excellent craftsmanship to top quality English willow. Here is a glimpse of the range which is poised to be launched in 2020 –

  1. Gray Nicolls Oblivion Stealth Pro Performance Cricket Bat – The name says it all – a top quality bat which made a smashing re-entry in the world of cricket. The graphics of the bat symbolize its power. The bat has been made with the finest grade-1 English willow especially selected for it by Gray Nicolls’ bat experts. The bat has been shaped and contoured for quick hand speed. The minimal concaving along with a mid to lowe swell area helps the player’s accuracy of shots.
  2. Gray Nicolls Oblivious Stealth Pro Players Cricket Bat – A sibling of the Oblivion Stealth Pro Performance, this one also offers top performance because of its excellent features. It is perfectly suited for all types of players, from those who like to like to display nothing but explosive power on the field, to those that like to dissect the field with grace and precision. It has been shaped and contoured for quick hand speed, and has minimal concaving and a mid to low swell area.
  3. Gray Nicolls Stealth Oblivion 5 Star Lite Cricket Bat – This lightweight bat has been deemed the perfect bat for stroke play. It has a clean blade with well-defined grains that you would expect from a quality English willow bat. The high middle, minimal concaving and mid to low swell area, all work to help the batsman deliver perfect shots. The thick edges and the full profile give greater power to the batsman. 
  4. Gray Nicolls Stealth Oblivion 5 Star Cricket Bat – The difference between this bat and 5-star Lite is that is slightly heavier than the 5-Star Lite. Nevertheless, it had all the great features of the aforementioned bats which make it suitable for all kinds of players. Its shape and contouring are meant for giving quick hand speed. The pronounced high middle, thick edges and full profile help in packing more power into the shots. It comes with an anti-scuff sheet for added protection to the blade area. 
  5. Gray Nicolls Oblivion Stealth 200 Cricket Bat – A budget bat from the series, but don’t underestimate its power. This 4-star model uses high-quality English willow and has all the great features of the previously mentioned bats. It has a pronounced high middle, thick edges with a full profile, and mid to low swell area to help the batsman steer the ball the way he/she wants to. The bat looks as stylish as any other in the series because of the chrome decal graphics encase theblade’s swell area. 

Want to upgrade your bat in the coming new year? VKS has bats from the best brands in the world, and shopping with us is super easy as we have both a brick-and-mortar store and an online shop. In the shop, our trained and experienced sales staff are there to help you choose the right bat, and on our website, we provide sufficient details about products for you to make well-informed decisions. So, shop online or at our cricket store in London for all your cricket needs! 

All There is to Know About Gunn & Moore’s Siren Bat Range!

Gunn & Moore never fails to impress; this time, it with its Siren bat series. Not only is the bat about the perfection of design and unmatched quality of materials, but Gunn & Moore has also gone a step ahead with the colours this time. The branding is the same – the iconic GM, but the colours have been chosen for making heads turn – Cobalt blue with Azure. The Hex grip is in cobalt blue too. Here are some of the models from this exciting new range –

  1. GM Siren Original LE Cricket Bat – Like other top bats from Gunn & Moore, this one has been crafted with the finest quality Grade 1 English willow. It boasts of the modern L540 length blade. The optimized F4.5 face dynamics offer the batsmen greater control as well as consistent power all across the blade. The lightweight profile design makes for a super-smooth pickup. This bat is in limited supply because of its ultra-high standard of quality.
  2. GM Siren 909 Cricket Bat – The price tag of this bat is a lot smaller than that of the Siren Original LE but in terms of quality and craftsmanship, this bat has made no compromises. Made with Grade 1 English willow, it too has the L540 length blade and F4.5 face dynamics. The Siren 909’s low swell position makes it well-suited for aggressive front foot player. 
  3. GM Siren 808 Cricket Bat – The Siren uses Grade 1 English willow and has the same handle length and face dynamics as Siren Original LE and Siren 909. The bat is lightweight, which enables players to have a smooth pickup and the striking spine profile is made for delivering power-packed shots. The all-new Hex grip ensures that the batsman has a good grip over the bat at all times.
  4. GM Siren 606 Cricket Bat – A Siren bat in the budget range, this one has most of the excellent features that are being offered in the top-of-the-range Gunn & Moore Siren Original LE cricket bat. The lightweight bat has a great striking spine profile for aggressive shots. The Powerarc bow face profile adds to the power of the shots. The concaved profile provides a perfect balance to the batsman and enhances the smoothness of the pickup despite the large swell depth. 

With so many excellent models out, which one would you choose?Looking for the perfect cricket bat for yourself? VKS has bats from the best brands in the world including Gunn & Moore, Gray Nicolls, Kookaburra, Adidas, MRF, SS Ton, Infinity, SF Standard, Keeley, New Balance and Chase. Shopping with us is super easy as we have both a brick-and-mortar store and an online shop – so choose your pick. In the shop, our trained and experienced sales staff are there to help you choose the right bat, and on our website, we provide sufficient details about products for you to make well-informed decisions. Also, we offer great discounts all the time! So, shop online or at our cricket store in London for all your cricket needs! 

VKS’ Top Picks for Masuri Helmets!

Masuri has established itself as the king of helmet brands in the world of cricket, and it deserves to be so because of the excellent craftsmanship and raw materials it uses to make helmets. Celebrity cricketers swear by the brand, and that is a solid testimony to the quality of the helmets. At VKS, we have stocked all the top models of Masuri helmets for cricketers. Here are some of our favourite picks –

  1. Masuri T Line Titanium Cricket Helmet – A superb helmet, this promises top-level protection because of its design and the materials it uses. The helmet has been made with single shell construction which means that it is very difficult to break it into different parts. It has a titanium grill which is lightweight, but also very strong – it will protect the facial area from fast-flying leather balls. 
  2. Masuri Vision Series Elite Titanium Helmet – This top-of-the-range helmet boasts of some powerful features which make it one of the toughest helmets available in the market. The Halo Reinforcement System is a unique feature of this helmet – it is an extra strength helmet rim, which also ensures the wearer is protected from a ball at even 90mph. Another amazing feature of this helmet is the eye-Line grill design which gives the batsmen an added 5mm of visibility range.
  3. Masuri Vision Series Test Titanium Cricket Helmet – The perfect helmet for text matches – it is ultra lightweight and very comfortable. The comfort level of the helmet is enhanced by strategically placed vents in the inner and outer shells that improve air flow. The helmet uses certified grade 5 titanium and incorporates advanced manufacturing techniques to give greater protection. It also has the Halo Reinforcement system which protects from very fast-flying balls.
  4. Masuri E Line Titanium cricket helmet – This one comes with a double grille that ensures greater protection, but without getting in the way of visibility. It uses single shell construction that makes the helmet lightweight and stronger than helmets with multiple parts in the shell. The sides of the helmet are padded for comfort and protection to the cheeks and ears. The adjustable straps ensure that the helmet can be worn according to one’s comfort level. 
  5. Masuri Vision Series Elite Steel Cricket Helmet – Boasting of a steel grille, this helmet excels at what it is meant to do – protect. Owing to the Eye-Line grille design, the helmet has an additional top bar, placed on the eye line which offers a greater surface area to the ball on impact, thereby protecting the face. The Halo Reinforcement System is an extra strength helmet rim and its job is to protect the player from balls at even 90mph. 

VKS is your go-to place for all your cricket equipment, be it bats, balls, bags, shoes, clothing, accessories or protective gear. VKS offers premium quality cricket gear from the best-known brands at affordable prices. We also have cricket helmets, shirts, cricket trousers, cricket shoes, sweaters, baselayers, socks, caps and hats, safety equipment and teamwear in a variety of designs and sizes. Shop with us in-store or order online at www.vks.com and avail fantastic discounts on your purchase.