RxSport will talk you through every element of your ideal eyewear for playing cricket.

Design Tech Features Lens Simulator Recommended Products


Shield Sunglasses


If you are as obsessed (or is that sad?) as we are, you won't be able to help yourself sunglass spotting when watching cricket on TV. If you do, you will see the vast majority of players wearing wraparound shields. With good reason, they keep the eyes fully protected, whilst also providing an uninterrupted field of vision – perfect for tracking the ball in flight.

Semi-Rimless Sunglasses


Becoming increasingly popular, and worn by England's last two captains no less. They minimise weight, so they are good option for prolonged periods in the field.

Full-Frame Sunglasses


Rarely seen on the cricket pitch until recently. If this is the route you are going to take, make sure the lens is deep enough and the frame wrapped enough. This will help to ensure you only see lens and you don't get blinkered by an intrusive frame.

Tech Features

Frame & Lenses


Directly glazed sunglasses minimise weight, and maximise field of view. When coupled with interchangeable lenses, inserts maximise flexibility so you can match the light conditions. We would not recommend varifocals for cricket, as the full lens area is required - so no reading the paper during quiet periods in the field!
Cricket Sunglasses Tech Features

Lens Simulator

Below you can take a look at the effect of different lens colours for cricket.

Drag the slider to view more of the image with your chosen lens colour.

Naked Eye
Selected Lens
GREY - A neutral tint, ideal for perfect summer's days.
BROWN - An effective blue light filter, these lenses will help through long periods in the field. They will also help to pick out the ball in flight on brighter days.
VERMILLION - A rose lens will soothe the eyes, and is flexible enough to be worn in almost any weather. Ideal for changeable conditions, and an effective contrast enhancer.
ORANGE - For overcast dull days. Orange lenses brighten and enhance contrast.
YELLOW - We would generally recommend orange lenses for overcast days. The yellow lenses are probably best kept for playing under floodlights. Not for your average village cricketer!

Recommended Products

Cricket Sunglasses

Oakley M2 Frame XL

Evolution of a classic Oakley design.

adidas Zonyk Aero Pro

Deep shield lens for maximized eye coverage.

Oakley Radar EV Path

Available with contrast-boosting Prizm shield lenses.

Smith Attack

Quick-change shield lens for optimal eye coverage.

adidas Evil Eye Evo Pro

Extreme wrap-around design.

Nike Hyperforce Elite

Nike Max Optics lenses provide precise clarity.

Smith Pivlock Reverb

Features Smith's Pivlock lens replacement mechanism.

Wiley X Vapor

Available with bonus lenses for changing light.

Oakley Flak 2.0 XL

Oakley's flagship halfrim sport frame.

Tifosi Alliant

ightweight yet tough polycarbonate shield lens.

adidas Evil Eye Halfrim Pro

Includes a removable Sweat Blocker as standard.

Rudy Project Tralyx

Extremely lightweight with aerodynamic frame and lens vents.

Dirty Dog Sport Edge

Premium TR90 Grilamid frame material.

Julbo Aero

Available with light-adjusting photochromic lenses.

Dirty Dog Sport Alternator

Precision curved lenses provide a crystal clear view.