If you want your performance to be the best that it can be you need to make sure you have top quality cricket equipment. If you don’t, you will be surprised by the immensely negative impact it can have on your game. But, how do you ensure that the equipment you purchase is the best? Well, one thing you need to get right is the brand. If you purchase from a top quality name there is every chance that the products you buy are going to be of optimum standard as well. And, who better to copy off than the professionals in the game today? Let’s take a look at the leading cricket brands that are utilised by some of the most famous cricket players…
Let’s begin with a name everyone is aware of in the world of sport; Adidas. Adidas has a fantastic reputation amongst a vast array of different sports and cricket is definitely one of them. There are several big names who utilise Adidas cricket bats. The most notable of course being Kevin Pietersen. The right-handed batsman has a monumental reputation in the game. He holds some incredible records, such has being the quickest batsman to get to both one thousand and two thousand runs in One Day International cricket. He has also been applauded as ‘England’s greatest modern batsman’ (by The Guardian newspaper). Aside from Pietersen, other fans of Adidas include Ian Bell (England), Sachin Tendulkar (India), Stuart Broad (England) and Dwayne Bravo (West Indies).
Gunn & Moore
Next on the list we have Gunn & Moore, frequently referred to as GM. This company was found by William Gunn, former English Test batsman, in 1885. It’s based in Nottinghamshire and many professionals in the game today purchase their cricket equipment from the well-known brand. Graeme Swann is one of the most famous cricketers to be a fan of the brand. The Englishman was named ECB Cricketer of the Year in 2011. He also holds a wealth of records, such as being the first English off-spinner to take ten wickets in one match since Jim Laker. Other players who utilise Gunn & Moore are as follows; Shane Watson (Australia), Ravi Bopara (England), Ross Taylor (New Zealand), Graeme Smith (South Africa), Kamran Akmal (Pakistan) Jonathan Trott (England), Johan Botha (South Africa) and Umar Akmal (Pakistan).
Last but not least, the final cricket brand to be mentioned in this article is Gray-Nicholls. This is a company that is well-known with regards to advancements and innovations in the world of cricket technology. There are many professionals in the game who currently utilise Gray-Nicholls equipment. Nonetheless, it is worth noting that recently retired former England Test cricket team captain Andrew Strauss OBE was a fan of the brand. However, those still in the game today utilising Gray-Nicholls include; James Tredwell (England), Younus Khan (Pakistan) JP Duminy (South Africa), Jesse Ryder (New Zealand), Shivnarine Chanderpaul (West Indies), Michael Yardy (England), Angelo Matthews (Sri Lanka), Kane Williamson (New Zealand) and Cameron White (Australia).
The cricket equipment you purchase is undoubtedly going to impact your level of performance. Getting the brand right is crucial when it comes to this, and who better to copy off than the professionals in the game right now?
Author bio – Petar Jorge has been a qualified sports journalist for over 20 years now. He began covering football but is now a cricket specialist. From reviewing cricket equipment to interviewing the stars; he has done it all.
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