DM vs Kookaburra Cricket Balls
Two balls for semi-professional games but for different prices.
A. DM League Pure Cork Leather Ball
The DM League Pure Cork Leather Ball costs ₹599 which is a bit expensive given that the ball is used mostly for club and semi-professional games. It can also be used in casual games played in the streets or in fields.
The ball weighs around 160g, an average weight for a cricket ball. Given the weight, you can see that the ball is best used in fast-paced bowling. It also shows that the ball will need more power when thrown.
The ball has a circumference 225mm, making it easier to grip and bowl with. However, since it is a bit big, the ball is best used for spin bowling.
The leather used to wrap the ball is Grade B. It’s not the highest quality of leather but it gets the job done. However, given that the ball is mostly used in club games, this is fine.
As mentioned above, the ball is mostly used in club games and semi-professional matches. However, the ball can also be used in practice matches and casual games.
Given the materials used in making the ball, the price is a bit high.
B. Red Cherry by Kookaburra Leather Cricket Ball
The Kookaburra Leather Cricket Ball costs ₹ 499. Despite its price, the ball is actually made of quality materials and is also used by club cricketers.
The ball weighs 156g, the minimum allowed weight for a cricket ball. This makes it perfect for both fast-paced bowling and spin bowling. It can be thrown at high speeds and in a controlled spin.
The ball has a circumference of 225g, also the average size for a cricket ball. Its size makes it easy to grip, emphasizing its use for fast-paced and spin bowling. It also doesn’t feel that big when held, making you feel that you can easily add spin to every throw.
The ball has a moulded cork/rubber centre, giving the ball extra bounce. The ball is then wrapped in a four-piece, top grade leather which was also alum tanned. The tan gives it added resistance to abrasion and extra grip. The pieces are then stitched with high quality nylon, helping it retain its shape longer.
The ball is mostly used for club cricketers and games and semi-professional matches but can also be used in practice matches, batting practice, and casual games.
The ball has no downsides to it: for its price, it is fairly inexpensive given the materials used to create it. It also lasts longer compared to other balls in its price range.
C. Overall Comparison
The Kookaburra cricket ball is the better of the two cricket balls, given its price and materials. Both balls are used for club games but the Kookaburra ball is more worth its price.