The test matches against India start next week, so with that in mind lets have a quick look at who is using what cricket equipment this summer! Obviously some players prefer to have their own custom bats stickered with their sponsors logos, but lets pretend for now that they are using what is stickered up!
Andrew Strauss – Has been using Gray Nicolls bats for a long time now. He currently uses Gray Nicolls cricket equipment, and his bat of choice up until recently was the Quantum series. However he has been spotted using the new Powerbow for 2012.
Alistair Cook – The new ODI captain is another Gray Nicolls cricket equipment user just like his captain. He currently uses the Oblivion cricket bat.
Jonathan Trott – Currently in stunning test match form, Trott is using the Gunn & Moore Icon to great effect right now. The Nottinghamshire based Gunn & Moore are currently getting a lot of tv time with his help!
Kevin Pietersen – Had the big money move to Adidas back in 2008 and has been using the flashy (but not to everyone’s tates) Adidas Pellara ever since.
Ian Bell – Followed KP to Adidas in 2009 after previously using Slazenger cricket equipment. Also currently in good form (like Trott), he uses the Adidas Incurza.
Eoin Morgan – Is currently in the Slazenger stable having switched recently from Kookaburra, using the V200.
Matt Prior – Is another one using Slazenger cricket equipment, using the Slazenger V500, along with all his wicket keeping equipment.
Stuart Broad – Moved from Gunn & Moore to Adidas a while back to cash in on his boyish looks!
Graeme Swann – Has switched around a bit, he used to use Gray Nicolls but is currently using the Gunn & Moore Apex cricket bat.
James Anderson – Was recently using Mongoose cricket equipment, but since their recent financial difficulties, has begun using Slazenger cricket kit. Whether this is a long term thing we wait to see!
Tim Bresnan – Will be hoping for a recall to the test team against India, and is the fourth one in the list to use Slazenger cricket equipment.
Chris Tremlett – Signed a deal year long deal with Woodworm in November 2010 although he hasn’t had much chance to bat with with their kit this past year
Steven Finn – Is another Adidas man in the squad, using the Adidas Libro when he’s required to bat
The surprising thing when looking at the list is the lack of Kookaburra and Puma sponsored players, both brands which in the past have had good exposure in the England team. Puma have interest in the ODI team with Craig Kieswetter and will be hoping that his good performances push him onto bigger and better things in the coming years. Slazenger probably aren’t seen as the most exciting brand of choice when it comes to amateurs forking out on cricket equipment, but with four players in the squad their brand is certainly getting some good exposure.