Irish wicket-keeper Mary Waldron has caused quite a stir in Bangladesh with her unique headgear during the T20 World Cup.

The 29 year-old dual international explained her unusual choice following her impressive display in Ireland's loss to South Africa.

"It's a baseball mask. The usual helmet is too heavy and since I do a lot of diving, it just wasn't very comfortable. So I just took a look on the internet and chose it," said Waldron.

The Irish vice-captain is like most of her team-mates proficient in other sports, being a senior soccer international. After skippering the U-19 team, she represented the senior national team once. However, she found cricket as her stronger suit and decided to stick to it, despite being still involved in Irish club football.

"I had a friend in college from South Africa and she loved cricket and that is how I started playing," she said. "Cricket is my choice now. The opportunity to play in a World Cup is amazing. You never know what's going to happen in cricket, you could be on top of your game and you get a first-ball duck, which is why it's such a good game."