SG T20 cricket bats review.

SG T11i 20/20 cricket bat.

Specifications

Origin: India
Wood: Highest quality english willow. (SG don’t disclose what grade of willow they use)
Sizes Available: SH and Long handle
Weight Guide: 2lb 8oz-3lb+
Sample Weight: 2lb 15 oz
Handle: round
Edge (at widest): 41mm
Finish: Poly coat
Toe Protection: Yes ( kookaburra tow guard )

My opinion

Good solid bat, big edges at 41mm but my sample bat used is a heavy 2.15 so you would expect big edges. Willow is good but im not sure if the willow spec is correct as it says highest quality english willow and im pretty sure they haven’t used players grade willow on this bat. probably more like a good looking piece of G3 or G2 english willow. There is nothing to fancy about this bat but will applaud SG for thinking out the box a little on this bat. It has a flat face ( which helps get the edges as big as possible ) and the have also only enlarged the edges new the sweetspot, helping to keep the weight down as much as possible. ( kinda like the Slazenger bats from a few years ago. )

We Like

– The finish and the ping, its a really good bat.
– The fact that they actually took a second and thought about the design of this bat

We Dislike

– The flat face, the round handle and the kookaburra toe guard on an SG bat.

Star Rating

Price: 8/10                              weight : 2.15
Willow: 7/10                          edge size : 41mm
Finish: 8/10
Performance: 8/10
Wow: 2/5

total score : 33/45

SG T20i 20/20 cricket bat.

Specifications

Origin: India
Wood: Top of the line english willow ( thats different from finest quality available )
Sizes Available: SH and Long blade
Weight Guide: 2lb 8oz-3lb+
Sample Weight: 2lb 13 oz
Handle: round
Edge (at widest): 40mm
Finish: Natural finish
Toe Protection: Yes

My opinion

Overall this is a really good quality bat but as far as performance goes it performs the same as the T11i so if you are on a budget then buy the T11 and get a bat which performs the same as this one. problem really, is the price. If SG are going to charge $400+ for a 20/20 bat, they might as well tell you what grade the willow is.

We Like

– The finish
– The quality of the willow.

We Dislike

– The price and the round handle

Star Rating

Price: 3/10                              weight : 2.13
Willow: 7/10                          edge size : 40mm
Finish: 8/10
Performance: 8/10
Wow: 2/5

total score : 28/45

 

So overall both bats are good. they both play well and each have their own unique profile and design. i would go for the T11i as its performance / balance and pickup is the same as the T20i, but its $200 cheaper.