Don’t Penalize Bigger Bats?

Don’t Penalize Bigger Bats?

Sanjay Manjrekar in a video for ESPNCricinfo was recently of the opinion that bat sizes should be regulated. This would stop edges from travelling quite as far as they do and even the contest between batsmen and bowlers. However, as many cricket commentators and analysts have quickly pointed out, such regulations would be very difficult to implement.
What Manjrekar’s point does highlight is the brilliance of modern day bat makers. Many players of yesteryear would have been happy to wield bats with a middle the size of the modern day bat’s edges. These bats have quite incredible dimensions and this is because of modern day bat making techniques. Part of the modern day bat marvel is that they are still within a similar weigh category to the bats that were being produced twenty and thirty years ago.
While T20 cricket has advanced the plight of cricket on the global stage, some of the plaudits and credit has to go to the modern day bat maker. It is because of these bat makers, that some of the audacious strokes that batsmen play are travelling quite as far as they do. Modern day bat makers are surely not the first on any bowler’s Christmas card list, however, analysts have pointed out that modern day bats have also contributed to the improvement of tail-end batsmen. This essentially means that bowlers are batting better because of the high quality of bats nowadays.
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This renaissance in bat making has not been exclusive to any brand in particular. All of the renowned bat makers have produced absolute pristine quality bats. Bat making of great quality has also allowed the birth of micro bat breweries. Little bastions of quality new bats have arisen. This only bodes better for the game of cricket in the future.
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Hammer Pro cricket batting gloves 2014

Hammer Pro cricket batting gloves 2014

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The protection offered is also second to none of any of the great cricket gloves out their in the market. An added layer of fiber protection lies on top of each one of the fingers, this is an added protection to the always battered fingers but does not compromise on the flexibility of the glove.
Flexibility in a batting glove is key, as the nimbleness of the glove, will determine the batsman’s ability to play those delicate and wristy shots that sometimes require quick and agile hands through the ball.
Another superlative feature of the Hammer Pro Batting Gloves is how incredibly lightweight they are. A lightweight feature on any piece of protective cricketing gear is a huge bonus, allowing the batsman the much needed extra freedom at the crease.
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