Lucknow: ‘Cricket bats’ have travelled a long journey since the inception of the sport. Initially, the cricketers used to carry a maximum of two bats along during any series, but as the time progressed, today the batsmen carry a big array of bats which are beautifully designed as per the requirements and wish of any particular batsman.
The ‘specifications’ of the bats are set as per the batting style of the batsman. If the batsman is like Joe Root, the bat will have a ‘fat sweet spot’ and great balance for ensuring a long inning whenever he goes out to face the opponent, while if he is someone like Chris Gayle, the bat will be have maximum edge thickness and side profiling for helping the batsman in destroying the opposition attack.
So, it becomes extremely important to ensure which bats are the best in the business and at the same time will suit the batting style of the batsman.
Here I have listed out the top five Cricket bats used by international cricketers:
This surely is one of the best Cricket bats in business in today’s age. It has been leading the array of Kookaburra bats and is made of finest quality English willow. Despite being extremely powerful, the bat offers a light pick up, straight evenly spaced grains and a clean hitting area to generate maximum effect.
The bat is highly recommended for stroke makers with thick edge, sweet bow and perfect square face design.
It weights between 1100 grams to 1475 grams and comes in SH size and has been endorsed by world-class cricketers like Ricky Ponting, Martin Guptill and AB de Villiers.
This English willow bat has some extraordinary strength, amazing profile flowing through to increased bow, enhanced middle, quality pick up and balance.
The bat comes in SH and LB sizes and weights between 1100 grams and 1250 grams. The bat has been promoted by cricketers like Sachin Tendulkar, Kevin Pietersen , Suresh Raina and Ravindra Jadeja.
The company was the first in the business to use coloured labels on their bats. The company has been using the latest technology and produces hand-finished bats. These bats are rigorously tested by the experts before being sold to the cricketers.
It is world famous for ‘Gary Nicolls scoops’ and possesses a huge mid blade. It has been extensively endorsed by cricketers like Alastair Cook, David Warner and Cameron White.
Gunn and Moore Cricket bats use prime English willow and use the most advanced technology in the world. It has high swell position and extremely light pick up. It comes in SH and LB sizes and has been endorsed by some very explosive and some very consistent batsmen like Shane Watson, Ross Taylor, Alex Hales and Jonathan Trot.
SG Cobra Select
Sanspareils Greenlands is the No.1 Cricket gear brand in India. They always keep former international and first-class cricketers in their R&D team who provide them the most valuable feedback to design the Cricket gear as per the needs of the latest generation of cricketers.
The bats are made of highest quality English willow offering light-weight and amazing power. It comes in traditional style but gives maximum stability while playing shots. It has thick edges and curved blade which offers great balance and control.
The bats have been endorsed by cricketers like Suresh Raina, Rahul Dravid and VVS Laxman.
These are the top five most recommended bats in the business these days. There are a few more cricket bat making brand which are also very good like Puma Ballistic, SS Ton Gladiator, Kookaburra Angry Beast, Reebok Blast and Spartan CH Authority.
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