Pink Ball vs White Ball vs Red Ball
The cricket ball is solid and is made with the help of leather and cork. At present, three colored balls are used in all formats of cricket – red, white and pink. Let us know in this article about the balls used in cricket and their colors.
Regarding the measurement weight of cricket balls:
Cricket balls weigh between 155.9 grams and 163 grams and have a circumference of 22.4 and 22.9 centimeters.
Note: This measurement is of the balls used in men’s cricket. The ball used for women is slightly smaller than this.
About the colors of cricket balls:
1. Red Ball
Traditionally, red ball is used in cricket. In Test cricket, domestic cricket and first-class cricket, red ball is used because the players wear white uniform in the above matches. The red colored ball is stitched with white colored thread.
2. White Ball
Until 28 November 1978, the red ball was used in cricket, but a World Series One-Day Match between Australia and the West Indies was to be played in the floodlights at the Sydney Cricket Ground. Because of this, the white colored ball was chosen.
White ball is used in One-Day and T-20 cricket, so that players can easily see the ball in a match played in flood light. Currently, the white ball is used in every one-day format. The white colored ball is stitched with dark green thread.
3. Pink Ball
In cricket, pink ball is used only in day-night test match, so that the ball can be easily seen by the players even at night. In July 2009, the pink ball was used for the first time in an ODI (One Day International) match between Australia and England’s women’s team. The pink ball is stitched with black thread.
Main manufacturers of cricket balls in the world:
1- Kookaburra: The Kookaburra Company was established in the year 1890. The balls of this brand are considered number 1 worldwide. These balls are made using raw materials and modern technology. High quality Kookaburra balls are made at a factory in Melbourne, Australia.
2-Duke: Duke cricket balls are manufactured by a British company from the year 1760. The Duke ball is darker than the Kookaburra ball.
3- SG: Its full form Sanspareils Greenlands Balls. The Sanspareils Company was founded in the year 1931 by brother Kedarnath and Dwarkanath Anand in Sialkot (now in Pakistan) and after partition the company moved to Meerut, India.