Top Cricket Wickets Reviewed

Find out which set of stumps and bails suit your playing preference. Check out Betwala’s review on some of the top wickets.

To take a batsman’s wicket is one of the goals of a bowler; to bowl him out is a display of bowlers skill and finesse. If the “wicket is disturbed,” you are out. But sometimes, just like in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, the bails didn’t fall off the stumps when hit which was a concern for some. Yes, even professional players experience this in their games.

That is why it is important to know and make sure that a wicket is of the correct dimension. If the wickets’ size is off even just by one millimetre, it could be the difference between a bowl-out and an overturned appeal. To avoid such things from happening, this review will list four of the most important details that wickets should have. These are its price, the materials used in making it, the size of the wicket, and to what type of game it’s best suited for (professional, non-professional, practice, and more).

Price is important because it shows you whether you can afford to buy it or not. It also sets your expectations of it - for a higher price, the wicket made of ideally the highest quality materials.

Materials used is important because you want to know if the wickets are made from either high quality or simple materials. This could be the difference between wickets that can be reused for multiple games or wickets that only last a single inning.

Size is also important because the wicket should follow the prescribed dimensions to make sure its use is fair for both the fielding and batting team. Incorrect dimensions could be the difference between a bowled-out batsman and not. The bail’s weight will also be mentioned here if the data is available.

Lastly, what the wicket is suitable for will be discussed. There are wickets that should only be used for bowling practice and nothing more while there are wickets that can be used for semi-professional, causal, and practice matches.

After all important details are listed, a final comparison between the two wickets will be given which will take into account all the aforementioned details.