We’re obviously lacking in cricket experts in the BC office, but we’ve seen enough MLB pitchers get hit in the head to know a position that places a guy right next to the batsman seems like a terrible idea.
Just take a look at Australian cricketer Hilton Cartwright, who was subjected to a nasty shot to the groin off the bat of Younis Khan:
Per Yahoo, the ball reached Cartwright’s manhood in just 0.132 seconds — basically, dude had no chance whatsoever to defend himself despite all the gear he had on.
Here’s Cartwright making sure everything is where it should be:
Another angle for the psychos who need to see it again: