Why Brendon McCullum left wicket keeping?


Why Brendon McCullum left wicket keeping?

Brendon McCullum’s days as an international wicketkeeper appear over after the New Zealand coach Mike Hesson conceded he was too valuable as a captain and batsman to risk behind the stumps with a long-standing back problem. “We’re unlikely to use him as a keeper,” Hesson said.

Can you use wicket keeping pads for batting?

The Wicket Keeper also wears pads; they can either wear normal batting pads, or specialist wicket-keeping pads if they find themselves regularly behind the stumps. Knee roll* – this offers both improved protection to the knee and allows the pad to flex and bend easily.

Why do wicket keepers wear inners?

Many batsmen and wicket keepers opt wearing an extra thin pair of gloves called inners beneath their batting or wicket keeping gloves. This is primarily intended to absorb the sweat and perspiration.

Which is the best wicket keeping gloves?


  • Kookaburra Kahuna Players Wicket Keeping Gloves-
  • SS Limited Edition Cricket Wicket Keeping Gloves-
  • Thrax Limited Edition Cricket Wicket Keeping Gloves-
  • SG Hilite Wicket Keeping Gloves-
  • Puma Evo 3 Wicket Keeping Gloves-

Is Brendon McCullum a good batsman?

McCullum took quick scoring to Test matches as well, notably recording the fastest test century of all time. He is considered one of the most successful batsmen and captains of New Zealand cricket.

Why do cricketers wear pads?

It was introduced in 1774 because batsmen had begun using their pads to deflect balls away from their wickets. Batting pads protect the shins, knees and the lower thigh. Batting pads are just one of the several protective layers worn by modern-day cricketers while batting.

Do wicket-keeper wear thigh pads?

The wicket-keeper is the only fielder permitted to wear gloves and external leg guards.

Can a wicket keeper keep without gloves?

The wicket-keeper is the only fielder permitted to wear gloves and external leg guards. If these are worn, they are to be regarded as part of his/her person for the purposes of Law 28.2 (Fielding the ball).

Why do only wicket-keepers wear gloves?

The wicketkeeper has the advantage of wearing gloves, but because of all the catching they do they most definitely need them. Gloves will have extra protection around the ends of each finger and the web between thumb and forefinger will be a major help in catching the ball.

Who was the best wicket keeper in the world?


  • Brad Haddin.
  • Brendon McCullum.
  • Rod Marsh.
  • Moin Khan.
  • Jeff Dujon.
  • Ian Healy.
  • Mahendra Singh Dhoni.
  • Kumar Sangakkara.

What should I look for in wicket keeping gloves?

SHOP CRICKET WICKET KEEPING GLOVES The key aspects to selecting the perfect wicket keeping gloves are: comfort, grip and protection.