Daily Mirror excerpt - TrueFit 3D-PRO in the 2023 Ashes

Masuri's new TrueFit 3D-PRO featured in the Daily Mirror in the week of its release, written by Cricket Correspondent Dean Wilson - 13.07.2023


England and Australia's cricketers are more ready than ever for the bouncer war that has erupted during this Ashes series.

New head-scanning technology, together with advances in 3D printing, have given several players a perfectly snug and bespoke-fitting lid thanks to manufacturers Masuri and their TrueFit 3D-PRO helmet.

And with the fastest bowler on either side, Mark Wood, now firing down his thunderbolts at nearly 97mph, the increased protection from 3D scanned helmets is more important than ever.

Manufacturers have consistently tried to improve standards in this area and filling the gaps between the head and the hard shell with a soft lattice padding specifically shaped to the wearer's head has obvious advantages - not least in the even spreading of energy on impact.

Aussie Alex Carey took a blow flush to the head at Headingley which caused most people off the field to wince, but the wicketkeeper was able to bat on without trouble after changing his helmet following a concussion test as is protocol.

Players such as Ben Stokes, Zak Crawley and Stuart Broad have all been using them during this series and they will report back at its conclusion.

As someone who dishes out plenty of short balls as well as facing up to them, Broad said:

"Improving safety levels in cricket is massively important for every player. So a helmet that uses the latest technology to advance protection for batters is to be welcomed."