The Getting Cricket bat is fascinating, isn’t it? However we got Bewitched by its look without checking its traits which should be one of the most important aspects of your selection.

Size and weight are very basic aspects for your selection but along with these aspects need to know some other factors. In this article there are some cricket bats terminologies mentioned that can help you in the selection of your best, cricket bat.

  1. Han of the Bat

    The grip is the first and foreman’s most important part of your bat. As the better the grip will be the better you will be able to swing by holding it.

A ripper grip usually in Cylindrical, Triangular shape is there on the handle to ensure the bat doesn’t get sneak out of hands, and the handle of the bat is made of different wood from the main part of the bat.

The length of a bat varies according to the length of players, with a short length for short heightened players along a long length for taller players.

The total length varies from (33-35)inches.

  1. Shoulder of the bat 

     Similar to the shoulder of the human body it connects the bat handle with its main body. Usually, this part is not used to strike the ball; however, every connection with this part is counted as important connection

A bit curved shoulder along with short length is a perfect fit for players as it helps for bouncing delivery.

  1. Blade of the Bat

The most crucial part of the bat, as it’s the part to strike the ball. The grade of a bat totally depends on the blade of the given bat.

The blade is further divided into four parts: The edge, The face, the swell and the spine. It used to be flat-fronted along with a ridge located at the back.

There are some key points regarding Blade of bat must be kept into mind while purchasing 

  • Where is the sweet spot ?

The sweet spot is considered as one the most important part of a bat as it is the point from where the ball rebounds with its maximum acceleration and with least vibration in a batsman’s hands.

  The sweet points differ from one bat to another. In some bats it is at the lower side which is good for low and slow conditions however others may have it on top position which is a great match for bouncers.

  • What is the number of grains on a bat’s face?

Grains are some vertical lines viable on the bat and represent the total age of the tree as each grain signifies a single year. As the no. Of grain are highest as the superior quality bat it is. On average there are 6-12 grains on a bat as professionals usually have 8 at least.

  • Is the blade being secure against any of the attacks?

Most cricket bats are oiled or protected by using a protective film which serves as an extra layer for protection.

As an unready bat is usually at high risk of damage.


  1. Toe of the bat 

Toe is the foot part of the bat and is usually placed on the ground while getting ready to deliver. As it 

 Frequent friction on the ground due to dragging this part is more Prone to damage and get affected easily.

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