Cricket spring stumps are a type of stumps that are designed to spring back into place when the bails are dislodged. The stumps are fitted with springs at the base, which allows them to be pushed back and then spring back up when the bails are removed. This is particularly useful in limited-overs cricket, where quick dismissals are important and the game needs to be played at a fast pace.
The use of spring loaded stumps has become increasingly popular in recent years, particularly in T20 cricket, as they reduce the time taken for the bails to be replaced and the game to continue. They also add an element of excitement to the game, as close run-outs and stumpings are more likely to occur when the stumps spring back up quickly.
However, it is worth noting that the use of spring loaded stumps is not compulsory and it is up to the governing bodies of each country or tournament to decide whether to use them or not. Some traditionalists argue that they detract from the game’s purity and should not be used, but their popularity suggests that they are here to stay for the foreseeable future.