Cricket Bats over the years have faced a massive change. Initially, it had followed two rules. Firstly, it should be a Kashmir willow or an English willow. Secondly, the dimensions will be 956 mm*108mm. But now a days, the bats are customized according to the needs of the batsmen. Bats have carbon reinforced fabric polymer down the bat, size of handles are varied, bats are weighing less when compared to the bats used in1990’s etc. Also the bat manufacturers are making bats according to the trend. Here are some of the best cricket bat manufacturers the game have ever seen.

Gary Nicollas

Country: England

Founded: 1876

Players using the Bats: Alastair Cook, JP Duminy, David Warner, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Kane Williamson, George BaileyJames Faulkner

Gunn & Moore

Country: England

Founded: 1885

Players using the Bats: Shane Watson, Ross Taylor, Joe Root, Faf du PlessisCorey Anderson

Kokkaburra

Country: Australia

Founded: 1890

Players using the Bats: AB de Villiers, Ian Bell, Jos Buttler, Martin GuptillGlenn Maxwell

Puma

Country: Germany

Founded: 1990

Players using the Bats: Brendon McCullam, Yuvraj SinghMarlon Samuels

Adidas

Country: Germany

Founded: 2003

Players using the Bats: Rohit Sharma, Suresh Raina, Kevin PietersenStuart Broad

MRF

Country: India

Founded: 1980’s

Players using the Bats: Virat KohliShikhar Dhawan

Sunny Greens

Country: India

Founded: 1931

Players using the Bats: Cheteshwar Pujara

Sunridges

Country: India

Founded: 1970’s

Players using the Bats: Denesh Ramdin, Bhuvneshwar KumarDinesh Karthick

Spartans

Country: Australia

Founded: 2011

Players using the Bats: MS Dhoni, Chris Gayle, Michael ClarkeDarren Bravo

Slazenger

Country: England

Founded: 1881

Players using the Bats: Steven Smith, James AndersonJacques Kallis

Special Mention: Mongoose Bats

Dennis Lille used an Aluminium bat in 1971 for power hitting and set the trend. Following his trend, bat manufacturers Mongoose unveiled a customary bat for the Twenty20 format. The bat has a very long handle with a short blade and helps the batsman to score MORE FOURS AND SIXES.

 

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