Cricket whites, also known as flannels, is the kit or uniform worn by most cricketers, and usually consists of trousers, shirt, jumper and a jockstrap with cup pocket and "box", or protective cup
Originally, as indicated by the name whites, flannels were exclusively white or cream. Today, many competitions are played in coloured kit, also known jocularly as pyjamas.
Shirts and jumpers can be short or long-sleeved, the former being particularly favoured by bowlers. Wicketkeepers mostly wear long-sleeved shirts, in order to avoid abrasions from the grass when diving for the ball. Jumpers are traditionally made with a cable knitdesign.
At the international level, whites are only worn during Test Cricket