- Sep 22, 2011
are their such things like 4 pound cricket bats if they are please tell me
Apparently Paul Collingwood uses a 4 pound bat when practicing in the nets.
Personally it's ridiculous to even think of using such a heavy bat - hitting any decent quick bowler will be impossible.
Not really for u yes not for me beside if u the with 4 pound bat it will give you better hitting power than 2 - 3 pound bats it so thick so good when you srike with it
beside Sachin use 3 pound bat and it not thgat heavy by the way
aand if you got the muscle then you can hit a fast bowler with 4 pound bats
they are made of two clefts of wood i believe. however if you think you will pick one up and smash away, thats not quite the case, it wouldn't be hard for a batsmen to gain the strength to swing a 4lb bat, but over the long run it would really damage your arms and harm your technique.
colingwood uses it so he can build strength to swing a regular bat faster as prep for ipl games. you would lose so much manouverability from having a four pound bat, it would be really hard to hit shots properly.
i play tennis quite a bit, and i usually play with a 300g racket, but i played with a 420g racket once, after half hour my arm felt so tired, i could barely hit any shots correctly.
if a 4lb bat really was a superior hitting tool than a high 2lb bat, every player in t20 would be using heavier bats. The key is light bats, with very good ping and sweet spot.
Sachin does not use a 3 pound bat, Chris Gayle does. However, Sachin uses around 2.13ish.
In order to bat with a heavy (4 pound bat in this case) one will have to be extremely strong to bat with it. Batting with such heavy bat is no joke, I remember seeing David Warner alongside Chris Gayle and when Warner held Gayles bat he was saying it was so heavy as he would use it for bicep curls .
Heavier bats signifcantly decrease your bat speed and I said earlier said one will have to be extremely powerful to use that weight bat.
Heavier bats have an advantage that ball will travel due to mass and weight it has.
Nowdays most bats have thick edges, one can get a bat with 40 mm edges in weight of 2.8!
Sachin told at natwest that the bat he is using now is 3.2, if im not wrong...