What Are The Top Five Cricket Kit Manufacturers in India?

In this article, we will take a closer look at the top five cricket kit manufacturers in India that have significantly contributed to Indian cricket. 

Commemorated by millions, cricket in India is revered as a religion more than a sport. With highly competitive leagues and tournaments including the test series, One Day Internationals (ODIs) and the Indian Premier League (IPL), cricket caters to almost 1.1 billion ardent cricket followers across the country. Although the history of Indian cricket has witnessed its share of glorious triumphs and unfortunate defeats, the passion for the game has remained unwavering. With legendary Indian cricketers, including the master blaster of Indian cricket, Sachin Tendulkar, the Captain-Cool, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, the prince of Calcutta, Sourav Ganguly, run-machine Kohli and the modern cricketing sensations, including Shubhman Gill, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant and Prithvi Shaw the game’s popularity among the Indian audience has transcended to unprecedented heights over time and is anticipated to grow further in the coming few years. In addition to the enormous efforts that the cricketers put in, the finely crafted cricket equipment has also played a major role in elevating India’s cricketing influence on the international stage across all formats. 

Sareen Sports Industries (SS) 

Originally established by NK Sareen in 1969, Sareen Sports Industries (SS) is a top-notch Indian cricket kit brand that has been dominating the cricket equipment market for decades. Headquartered in Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, Sareen Sports Industries (SS) manufactures a wide range of cricket equipment including cricket bats, balls, helmets, protective gear, backpacks, sports shoes and sports clothing. Apart from India, Sareen Sports Industries (SS) is often regarded as one of the finest sports equipment manufacturers at an international level. Although dealing in a wide range of cricket equipment, the brand is predominantly recognized for its SS Sunridges bats that were originally manufactured in 1976 and have been a game changer in the cricket landscape ever since. Numerous Indian and international cricketers, including MS Dhoni, Shikhar Dhawan, Yuvraj Singh, Quinton de Kock, Shai Hope and Jonny Bairstow, have been spotted using cricket bats and other equipment manufactured by Sareen Sports Industries (SS).

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B. D. Mahajan & Sons Private Limite

B. D. Mahajan & Sons Private Limited has a fascinating historical past that has shaped its current dynamics to a great extent. The founder of B. D. Mahajan & Sons Private Limited migrated from Sialkot, Pakistan to Meerut, India during the independence period of 1947. Although it was a tough battle, the Mahajan family fought the odds and continued manufacturing top-notch quality cricket bats and hockey sticks with an investment of INR 400. Currently, B.D. Mahajan & Sons Private Limited manufactures a wide range of cricket equipment including classic willow bats, balls, batting gloves, wicket-keeping gloves and protection equipment. Although B. D. Mahajan & Sons Private Limited hasn’t onboarded any prominent cricketers as their brand ambassadors, the brand continues to dominate the cricket equipment industry, manufacturing world-class products.

Sanspareils Greenlands

Popularly referred to as the SG, it is a leading Indian cricket equipment manufacturer, originally established in 1931 in Sialkot by Dwarkanath Anand and Kedarnath Anand. The manufacturing unit of Sanspareils Greenlands was later relocated to Meerut, India in 1950 during the partition period. Sanspareils Greenlands manufactures a wide range of cricketing equipment, including the hand-stitched red ball used in test cricket and first-class cricket matches in India, classic willow bats and other protective equipment. Although the stature of cricket has undergone a major transition over the last few decades, the prominence of the brand has undoubtedly kept on increasing. From the veteran legendary Indian cricketers, including Sunil Gavaskar, Rahul Dravid and VVS Laxman, to the modern Indian cricketers, including Hardik Pandya and Rishabh Pant, have been spotted playing multiple innings with cricketing equipment manufactured by the Sanspareils Greenlands, highlighting the unwavering stature of the brand in the Indian market.

Delux Sports Company (DSC) 

Originally established in 1963, the Delux Sports Company (DSC) has made its place in the Indian market as one of the premier sporting equipment brands offering a wide range of products at affordable price points. DSC utilizes the finest quality equipment and cutting-edge technologies to manufacture its range of cricketing equipment. The high-quality cricket equipment and overall prominence of the brand have also established it as a key exporter for various countries, including South Africa, England, Bangladesh, Australia and Sri Lanka. Apart from being the ultimate catalyst for cricket transformation on the international stage, the Delux Sports Company (DSC) has also been endorsed by leading Indian and international cricketers, including Alex Hales, David Miller, Ash Gardner and David Warner.   

Madras Sports Goods 

Madras Sports Goods is a subsidiary of the legendary brand Madras Rubber Factory (MRF), originally established by K. M. Mammen Mappillai in 1946. Madras Sports Goods are renowned for its precisely crafted willow bats that are largely manufactured in Meerut and Ludhiana. Legendary cricketers including Sachin Tendulkar, Gautam Gambhir, AB de Villiers, Steve Waugh and Virat Kohli have endorsed the brand for years on the international stage. In addition to creating supreme quality cricket bats and other equipment, the Madras Rubber Factory (MRF) has also established an MRF pace foundation that works towards training fast bowlers and has assisted India to elevate its cricket prominence at an international stage to a great extent.