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Cricket Ball -

Cricket Ball plays an component of cricket game. It helps to take necessary decisions like the dismissal of batsman. Scores are also count on the basic of it, when the batsman hit the ball if the ball passes the boundary then batting team scores a 4 or 6 if ball crosses the boundary without touching the ground. Batsmen can also score runs when the ball is directed towards the boundary.

Traditionally red cricket balls were used. Red cricket ball is generally used in test matches One day matches consist of day and night game. At night, red cricket ball has poor visibility because under yellow floodlight red ball takes on a brownish color which is quite similar to the color of the pitch for improved visibility it can be replaced by white ball as white color provide more visibility at night time. Now mostly all professional one day matches are played with white cricket ball. There is also a drawback of it that white ball gets dirty quick which troubles player while sighting the ball.

Difference between white and red ball

Red ball is used in test matches while white ball is used in T20 and ODI. Research based on the findings of cricket experts and players give us an idea of the difference between these two balls.

  • White ball has more visibility at night then red ball and it appears prominent on screen as vast followers have access to cricket through different online sites and television, balls visibility is compulsory for the viewers.
  • White ball is said to be swing more and is smoother than the red ball.
  • White ball is harder than the red cricket ball.

One of the difference between white and red ball is their manufacturing process. Providing you the point of view of renowned manufacturer:

Kookaburra 

Whereas kookaburra use same manufacturing process to make the balls except of the color used for dying. They claim that the swinging properties of their both white and red cricket ball are same which contradicts the view of player and researcher who claims that white ball swings more than red once.

Material used in making of cricket ball

A hard, solid ball is used in cricket game. A cricket ball is consisted of different layers. Inner hard core of the ball comprises of cork which is made into spherical shape then layered with tightly wound string. The outer side of the ball is covered with a leather case and equator of the ball is sewed with string to form the ball’s prominent seam.

Main manufacturers of cricket ball

Brands that are famous the quality and performance of their cricket ball are

  • Gunn and Moore cricket balls.
  • Kookaburra cricket balls.
  • Slazenger cricket balls.

How to choose

When it comes to cricket ball you may find a lot of variety in cricket stores and online sites. For one day matches and indoor cricket colored ball will be best for you. There also available softer balls that can be used by juniors and for training purpose.  

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