The 10 Best Cricket Helmets

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This wiki has been updated 11 times since it was first published in March of 2020. The centuries-old game of cricket is played all over the world. With balls weighing around six ounces and bowling speeds of over 90 miles per hour, a good quality helmet is essential, particularly for batsmen and close fielders who stand in the most dangerous positions. Here we have ranked the best according to impact-resistance, materials used, comfort, weight, and durability. When users buy our independently chosen editorial choices, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.

1. Masuri Vision Series Titanium

2. Gray Nicolls Test Opener

3. Masuri Vision Series Steel

Editor's Notes

April 08, 2020:

Cricket helmets have only been widely used since the 1970s, when the first player to use one in international games was Dennis Amiss, who modified a motorcycle helmet to protect himself. Later, the trend caught on and headgear became written into the rulebook. Modern cricket helmets use the latest impact-resistant materials, and are lightweight and comfortable to wear for long periods, which is especially important, as test matches last for five consecutive days!

When choosing a helmet of any type, safety is the most important factor to consider, and all the models in our ranking comply with the latest safety standards of the International Cricket Council. While some models such as the DeMarini Paradox Protégé and Yonker Club are ideal for novice to club-level players, others such as the Gray Nicolls Test Opener and Masuri Vision Series Titanium are better suited to those who play at professional or semi-pro levels. Whatever your requirements, all the helmets listed are ventilated, come with adjustable chinstraps, and use padding made from high-density foam and grilles made from stainless steel or grade 5 titanium, for the ultimate in strength and comfort.

4. KD Head Guard Protector

5. Masuri Original Series MK II Legacy

6. BDM Dynamic

7. Yonker Club

8. SS Heritage Premium

9. HRS Match

10. DeMarini Paradox Protégé

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