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Wearing a helmet on ground in not an unusual sight on a cricket field. Batsmen, wicketkeepers and close-in fielders wear them for safety purposes. In a first, Warren Barnes wore a helmet while bowling. Playing for Otago in New Zealand s domestic T20 competition, Barnes wore a helmet in match against Northern Districts.

This comes in light after Nottinghamshire s Luke Fletcher was hit on the head during his follow-through. He was immediately taken to the hospital and was out of commission till November. According to reports, the headgear that Barnes sports is designed by Barnes and Otago coach, Rob Walter.

The headgear is made keeping his follow-through in mind. The headgear is a combination of a helmet and a mask, that covers his forehead and crown.