Two professional-calibre wicket-keeping gloves.

A. SG Hilite Wicket Keeping Gloves

SG Hilite Wicket Keeping Gloves

Price

The SG wicket-keeping cricket gloves cost around ₹ 6,500.00. It’s on the expensive side of the cost-table for a good reason: the materials are among the highest quality and the glove is used in professional games by some well-known players. 

Materials

The SG gloves are made of high quality leather, stitched together with lightweight nylon. The glove has a semi-hollow rubber in its fingertips to help prevent injury and aid in gripping the ball. However, since it is hollow, there is no guarantee that injuries are guaranteed to be avoided.

The palm of the glove is made with soft rubber, adding to the comfort and grip. However, when catching fast balls, the palm of your hand may feel the brunt of the throw since the rubber only absorbs little impact from the ball.

Weight

The gloves weigh just 297 grams. Albeit a bit heavier than most gloves, it is still maneuverable and does extremely well when gripping the ball. Compared to most gloves, you can actually feel the weight of the gloves on your arm which can lead to stiffness in prolonged uses.

Size

The gloves are designed to be used by semi-professional players and even professional players. Given this, the gloves may be too large for younger users.

Design

One of the plus sides of this glove is that it can be seen easily regardless of the time of day. The glove’s major color is white with streaks of black and red. The palm is colored grey, making the cricket ball standout when held.

Popular Players That Use the Brand

Some popular players that use equipment from the brand are Liton Das, Rishabh Pant, and  Sadeera Samarawickrama.


B. DSC Intense Speed Cricket Wicket Keeping Gloves

DSC Intense Speed Cricket Wicket Keeping Gloves

Price

The DSC wicket-keeper gloves cost ₹ 3,079, which really isn’t that expensive. The price is fairly cheap despite the glove being made from fairly high-quality materials.

Materials

The entire glove is made from Aniline Leather. This type of leather prevents dyes (especially since gloves are coloured) from disrupting the leather’s natural texture. The outer part of the glove is made from fine leather, giving it a smooth appearance. The palm part of the gloves has a thin rubber lining, adding to the grip and comfort factor of the glove. The gloves’ cuffs are lined with towels that help absorb sweat.

In addition to this, the cuffs also are also padded with a thin layer of foam which add to the comfort factor. The ‘web’ between the thumb and index finger is sewn directly into the seams. This feature prevents the ball from falling once caught and adds to the ‘security’ of the glove.

The cuffs, in general, tend to be thick. This is mainly because they add protection to the players' wrists in case a ball hits that area. 

Weight

The gloves weigh 290 g which is surprisingly light. This, in theory, could help the wicket-keeper reach for a ball that could go past him.

Size

The glove is made for use by an adult male. Hence, it is not advisable to be used for any other person since it may fall off. It may also not be able to protect the user’s hand as intended. 

Design

The glove makes use of a high-contrast colour combination, making it very visible. There are drawbacks to this: when playing on a sunny day, the colours of the glove may be too reflective and hurt the eyes a bit.

Popular Players

Some of the popular players who use the DCMC brand are:

Colin Munro of New Zealand,
Adil Usman Rashid of England, and 
Dwayne John Bravo of the West Indies


C. Final Comparison

The main deciding factor here is the price. Obviously, the SG cricket gloves are better but for its price, the DSC cricket gloves aren’t half as bad.

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