Birmingham: The injury suffered by team-mate Chris Rogers has finally convinced Australia captain Michael Clarke to wear one of the new-look helmets developed following the death of Phillip Hughes, he said yesterday.
Former Australia batsman Hughes died after being struck on an unprotected area of the neck while batting during a first-class domestic Sheffield Shield match in Sydney in November.
His death prompted Masuri to develop a helmet with a clip-on foam guard that provides additional protection and comes with an adjusted face grille.
Rogers, struck by a James Anderson bouncer while making a Test-best 173 during Australia's 405-run win over England at Lord's this month, credited the new stem guard with preventing a more serious injury.
"Obviously what happened to Hughes, as soon as those new helmets and ear pieces came out I thought I am going to try this," said Clarke.