Dressing for the Cricket Pitch 101

If you are a passionate cricketer, then you must look like one whether you go to play on the pitch or practice with teammates. Wearing the right cricket uniform when you practice will help you get comfortable with it and you will be able to focus better on the game on the big day of the match. You and the team can even decide to wear bespoke cricket club clothing – it will help in developing team spirit and belongingness among the members of the team. 

Here is a glimpse of the clothing we have in stock at VKS –

  1. Cricket Shirts – At VKS, we have comfortable and durable cricket shirts in shades of white from several brands including Adidas, Gray Nicolls, Infinity, Gunn & Moore and Kookaburra. All the shirts have a minimalistic design. Depending on the season you are shopping for, you can choose between full-sleeved shirts and half-sleeved shirts. 
  2. Cricket Trousers – Cricket trousers are an important part of the outfit as they influence your flexibility and ease of movement on the pitch. Cricket trousers should fit well; they should not be too tight and have sufficient space to accommodate the Abdo guard and jockstrap. Also, their fabric should be sweat absorbent to keep the player dry on the pitch. At VKS, you can buy cricket trousers from Kookaburra, Gray Nicolls, Gunn & Moore, Infinity and Adidas. 
  3. Cricket Socks – Though a seemingly small part of the cricket outfit, they play an important role in keeping the player comfortable on the pitch. Good cricket socks absorb sweat effectively keeping the feet cool, dry and securely positioned in the cricket shoe. On VKS.com, you can check out cricket socks from Horizen, Gunn & Moore and Kookaburra.
  4. Cricket Sweaters – Cricket season in England generally starts at the end of April and lasts till the second half of September. So, you have to factor in the cold weather of the season and ensure that you buy cricket sweaters to keep yourself warm while playing. We have some excellent white and off-white sweaters from Adidas and other brands, and you can choose between full-sleeved and sleeveless sweaters.
  5. Cricket Baselayers – Cricket Baselayers are a layer of clothes that are worn underneath the cricket shirt and trousers. Thus, they are directly in contact with the skin. Baselayers have to be soft, durable and effective at wicking moisture and sweat. You can buy excellent quality baselayers from Gunn & Moore, Kookaburra and Adidas on our website or from our Bond Street store. 
  6. Cricket Underwear – Like baselayers, cricket underwear is in close contact with the skin. So, it has to be soft and good at absorbing sweat and moisture to keep the player dry and comfortable. At VKS, we have some top quality cricket underwear which you can buy online our website.
  7. Cricket Caps/Hats – Practising under the hot sun in summer calls for cricket caps on the pitch. On VKS.com, you can buy excellent quality cricket caps and hats in different colours.

Looking for the right cricket clothing? At VKS, we have the latest cricket clothing from the top brands and you can also get bespoke cricket club clothing made for your team. 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!

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.