Tips for Buying a New Cricket Bat

Written by Ian Canaway

When it comes to buying a new cricket bat there are a number of factors that you need to address before making your final decision to purchase a new cricket bat, such as:

- The brand, - The size, - The model, - The weight,

…these are just a few factors to consider.

This article will look briefly at a few tips to follow when it comes to replacing your old favourite bat with a new cricket bat.

Choosing a cricket bat based on its brand really comes down to personally preference, as realistically there is not much major difference between brands. They all have cricket bats with similar attributes and features; it isrepparttar variation between models that I would pay closer attention too, notrepparttar 150806 brand name. However it is worth mentioning that some ofrepparttar 150807 new Kookaburra cricket bat models are almost unique, as some are now reinforced with a new graphite matrix, giving “maximum power transfer and increased strength”.

When buying a new cricket bat, carefully selectrepparttar 150808 model of cricket bat that most suitably fits your style of play. As some bats are designed specifically certain styles in mind, for examplerepparttar 150809 Kookaburra Big Kahuna, is designed for strong, ‘big hitters’. Whereasrepparttar 150810 Kookaburra Kahuna Ricky Ponting cricket bat is an excellent choice for a stroke player who likes to hit boundaries.

It is very important when buying a new cricket bat to chooserepparttar 150811 correct size bat. As a bat that is too large or too small will only hinder your playing ability. I’ve foundrepparttar 150812 best way to determine if a bat is ofrepparttar 150813 right size, is to stand in your batting stance and restrepparttar 150814 toe ofrepparttar 150815 bat againstrepparttar 150816 outside of your back foot, leanrepparttar 150817 cricket bat so thatrepparttar 150818 top ofrepparttar 150819 handle rests next torepparttar 150820 inside groin of your front leg. Ifrepparttar 150821 bat is ofrepparttar 150822 right size it should rest comfortably next to your box onrepparttar 150823 inside groin of your front leg.

The weight of a cricket bat is probably most important and you should choose a lighter bat where possible. A lot of players makerepparttar 150824 mistake of buying a bat which is too heavy and their performance suffers as a result, this is especially applicable to younger players who are often lulled into buying bats which are either to heavy or too big. As an adult I tend to choose a weight of around 2’ 8 – 2’ 10 oz, in a short handle (SH).

Cricket Batting Tips For Aspiring Batsmen

Written by Ian Canaway

There are hundreds of different batting tips inrepparttar game of cricket which can all potentially improve your batting and run scoring ability. Here is a selection of cricket batting tips that i've found useful to help improve your batting.

-1st Batting Tip - Keep your eyes level, it's been shown that having your eyes level helps speed up your reaction time. It makes it easier for your brain to processrepparttar 150805 incoming information if your eyes are level whenrepparttar 150806 ball is delivered.

-2nd Batting Tip - Your first movement should be fromrepparttar 150807 shoulders towardsrepparttar 150808 line ofrepparttar 150809 ball. The rest of your body will follow naturally and will help ensure you get correctly inline withrepparttar 150810 ball.

-3rd Batting Tip - Playrepparttar 150811 delivery based on its length, if it's short; even if it's in line withrepparttar 150812 wickets it should be 'tonked away', Andy Flintoff style, torepparttar 150813 boundary. The same principle applies with full deliveries and half volleys.

-4th Batting Tip - One ofrepparttar 150814 most important things is to watchrepparttar 150815 ball from bowlers hand in run up allrepparttar 150816 way torepparttar 150817 bat. By watchingrepparttar 150818 ball inrepparttar 150819 bowler's hand you can see whatrepparttar 150820 bowler may be trying to do withrepparttar 150821 ball. Try to identify which isrepparttar 150822 shiny side or rough side, so you can determine which way they may be trying to swingrepparttar 150823 ball. The same applies with spinners; but also make sure you closely watchrepparttar 150824 wrist movement to determinerepparttar 150825 type and direction of spin.

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