SG Cricket Bats Sponsored Star Gambhir Takes the Orange Cap
As the Group Stages of the VIVO IPL comes to the business end, the outstanding performers are becoming quite clear. One of those outstanding performers is Kolkata Knight Riders captain Gautam Gambhir. After 8 games in the IPL, Gambhir tops the run scoring charts with his SG cricket bat and as such wears the prestigious IPL Orange Cap.
Kolkata:KKR batsman Gautam Gambhir plays a shot during 10th edition IPL Match against Kings XI Punjab in Kolkata on Thursday.PTI Photo by Ashok Bhaumik(PTI4_13_2017_000247B)
Those who have been watching the IPL would be impressed at Gambhir’s comfort with which he has scored freely and responsibly during the IPL 2017. Cricket gear and cricket bat lovers will also notice that Gambhir is batting with the SG Players Edition cricket -bat.
Gambhir is a fine example of the versatility that the SG Players Edition cricket bat offers. You have the incredibly light weight pick-up which is great for the deft touches and caress type of strokes. We have seen a few of these from Gambhir with either a delicate late-cut or a crisp flick of the pads. Yet, the SG Players Edition Cricket Bat also has all the willow and craftsmanship necessary to play the expansive shots that clear the boundary with ease.
Gambhir has been devastating with some of his slog sweeps over the leg side and he has been particularly pleasing when playing the big shot inside-out on the off side.
Gambhir has not only batted beautifully but he has also captained the KKR very well. Many fans felt that Kolkata would miss the prowess of star West Indian Andre Russel but as it turns out they have performed brilliantly without him.
It remains to be seen whether Gambhir and his KKR team have the wherewithal to be the IPL Champions for 2017 but one thing is for sure they are definitely making a very good effort of it. Currently they look like one of the toughest teams to beat.
When you think of great Indian cricketers of the past you immediately think of Sunil Gavaskar and then you think of his cricket bat of choice, the Indian made English Willow SG Cricket Bat.
For more than 80 years SG has been churning out some of the best cricket bats in the cricket equipment market.
Where to buy SG Cricket Bats in the USA?
Many people love the quality and attention to detail that SG Cricket bats have but struggle to find a reputable supplier in the USA. You will therefore be very glad to know that SG are now going to be stocked by Cricket Store Online. Cricket Store Online has earned a reputation as America’s premier cricket store with the best and latest cricket gear and cricket equipment. Cricket Store Online is now proud to offer SG to USA cricketers.
Why buy and SG Cricket Bat?
Having dealt with many English Willow cricket bats, like GM cricket bats and Gray Nicolls cricket bats, it seems to be that SG is a cricket bat that really has strength when it comes to a cricket bat for sub-continent conditions. Sub-continent conditions are lower bouncing pitches and a lot of spin and slower building. Many of the pitches in the USA replicate these conditions and the lower sweet spot on many of these SG cricket bats definitely is a huge benefit. Of course SG are great for even the fastest paced bowling too.
Who uses and used SG Cricket Bats?
SG has been used by the greats of Indian cricket. This includes the little master himself Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid and as mentioned Sunil Gavaskar. Modern players such as Suresh Raina and West Indian Marlon Samuels also have used or do use SG cricket bats.
Origin: India Wood: According to SG its the highest quality english willow blade ( what a joke ) Weight Guide: 2lb 8oz-2lb 12oz Sample Weight: 2lb 9 oz Handle: round Edge (at widest): 38mm Finish: Polycoat Toe Protection: Yes
You are only looking at a $99 USD cricket bat here so don’t expect much. The finish is good. Nice polycoat and nice toe guard and even a nice bat cover. Good balance and an ok Ping. Overall for $99 its an ok bat. The willow is not special but remember for that price you are looking at G3 or G4 even though SG says its the best quality they have avaiable. maybe what they mean to say is its the best G4 or G3 we have available. Notice how they left that part out of their description. Sneaky buggars…
– The price, the finish and surprisingly the ping.
– the willow, the lies they tell in their description.
Origin: India Wood: According to SG its Made from top-of-the-line English Willow Sizes Available: SH and Long blade Weight Guide: 2lb 8oz-3lb+ Sample Weight: 2lb 10 oz Handle: round Edge (at widest): 40mm Finish: Poly coat Toe Protection: Yes
I was a little surprised with this bat as i actually found a noticeable difference on it from your stock standard SG bat. They have increased the size of the edges around the sweetspot similar to the T20i and T11i bats meaning you have a much better chance of clearing that fielder in the deep. The bigger edges help you to transfer power to the ball meaning the ball will travel further than usual. If you get caught on the boundary alot then maybe this is the bat for you.
– The big 40mm edges
– The fact that i couldn’t tell the difference between the willow on this bat at $299 and the sunny tonny cricket bat which is $239. Maybe the extra $60 is for the bigger edges.