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Best Cricket Bats in India - Reviews and Comparison 2021

We picked the 7 best cricket bats in 2021 for your budget and use cases.

Cricket has always been more than a sport in India, and a passion for the sport is increasing day by day and getting intense generations after generations. It is a known fact that we are so enthusiastic about this sport that even playing cricket domestically is quite a part of our daily lives.

For all those hobbyist cricketers, Cherrycheck compiles a buyer's guide for the best cricket bats in India, which will not only help you to buy the best from the market but also enhances the understanding of the sport.

UPDATED

12/7/2021

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Our Rating

Rating

Willow Type

Material Type

Pro's & Con's

Size

Skill Level

Weight

Wooden Cricket Bat

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Wooden Cricket Bat

B08F3NYRTD

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9.6 / 10

02/2021

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Kashmir Willow

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Wood

Durable
High quality material
Good for teens/ adults
Full
Intermediate
950 g

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Phoenix Xtreme Kashmir Willow Cricket Bat

B00IDAMYOE

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Our Rating

9.5 / 10

02/2021

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Kashmir Willow

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Wood

Durable
High quality material
Good for teens/ adults
Short
Intermediate
1.2 kg

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Sierra Plus Kashmir Willow Cricket Bat

B07KPZ7YJJ

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9.4 / 10

02/2021

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Kashmir Willow

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Wood

Durable
High quality material
The 3 way insertion of rubber in between splits provides flexibility and shock absorption
Short
Intermediate
1.17 kg - 1.22 kg

Jaspo

Dominator Senior Plastic Cricket Bat

B08FJBSW5F

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9.3 / 10

02/2021

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Not mentioned

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Durable
Comfortable rubber grip
Good for teens/ adults
Waterproof material & UV digital sticker
Suitable for beginner adults
Full
Intermediate
1.1 kg

ABHAYA

Kashmir Willow Tennis Cricket Bat

B08DMPQ1KQ

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9.2 / 10

02/2021

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Kashmir Willow

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Wood

Durable
High quality material
Good for teens/ adults
Suitable for heavy tennis play
Full
Intermediate
1.05 kg

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Scorer Classic Kashmir Willow Cricket Bat

B081VFK52B

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Our Rating

9.1 / 10

02/2021

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Kashmir Willow

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Durable
High quality material
The 3 way insertion of rubber in between splits provides flexibility and shock absorption
Full
Intermediate
1.2 kg

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DC-280 / TC-260 Kashmir Willow Cricket Bat

B081PL1CB8

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8.9 / 10

02/2021

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Kashmir Willow

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Wood

High quality material
Good for teens/ adults
Singapore cane handle gives firm grip
Large edges and sweet spot for providing maximum acceleration
Full
Intermediate
1.15 kg - 1.2 kg

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Wooden Cricket Bat


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9.6 / 10

02/2021

Pro's & Con's

Durable
High quality material
Good for teens/ adults

Features

Willow Type

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Intermediate

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950 g

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Chitransh Waghmare

Chitransh Waghmare

Buyers Guide - Cricket Bats in India

Buy the best!

1

Features: Most important purchase criteria for cricket bat

Here’s a sneak peek into the most significant features to consider before buying a cricket bat.

3

How-To: Usage hints and care instructions for cricket bat

Best practices for cricket bat usage and care.

5

Our Picks: How we picked the best cricket bat

Find out how we selected and ranked the products.

1. Features: Most important purchase criteria for cricket bat

1.1 Size

The size of the bat is to be considered first. A bat is a simple playing tool that is made up of 2 components including a handle and a blade and both of the parts have varied sizes based on the height of the player using it.

Since the choice of the size of the bat is completely driven by height, we should always get an idea as to what bat size is appropriate for your height.

Here is a small table helping you with the recommendation.

Height

 Recommended Bat Size

4 ft and under

0

4ft – 4ft

1

4ft 3 – 4ft

2

4ft 6″ – 4ft

3

4ft 9″ – 5ft

4

5ft – 5ft 3″

5

5ft 3″ – 5ft 5″

6

5ft 5″ – 5ft 7″

Harrow

5ft 7″ – 5ft 9

SM Mens

5ft 9″ – 6 ft

Short handle

6ft +

Long handle/Long blade

The size of the bat is to be considered first. A bat is a simple playing tool that is made up of 2 components including a handle and a blade and both of the parts have varied sizes based on the height of the player using it.

Since the choice of the size of the bat is completely driven by height, we should always get an idea as to what bat size is appropriate for your height.

Here is a small table helping you with the recommendation.

Height

 Recommended Bat Size

4 ft and under

0

4ft – 4ft

1

4ft 3 – 4ft

2

4ft 6″ – 4ft

3

4ft 9″ – 5ft

4

5ft – 5ft 3″

5

5ft 3″ – 5ft 5″

6

5ft 5″ – 5ft 7″

Harrow

5ft 7″ – 5ft 9

SM Mens

5ft 9″ – 6 ft

Short handle

6ft +

Long handle/Long blade

1.2 Ball Type

Once you have identified the bat’s size, the next thing to do is decide the type of ball you want to play with.

There is generally a leather ball and a tennis ball variation. If you are going to play with a leather ball, choose Kashmir willow (explained later) and a thicker bat. The tennis ball proves to be compatible with the English willow bat.

Once you have identified the bat’s size, the next thing to do is decide the type of ball you want to play with.

There is generally a leather ball and a tennis ball variation. If you are going to play with a leather ball, choose Kashmir willow (explained later) and a thicker bat. The tennis ball proves to be compatible with the English willow bat.

1.3 Sweet Spot

This sweet spot of the bat refers to the thinking part of the bat, through which the performance of the part is maximized. These are basically categorised into three.

  1. Lower sweet spot

  2. Middle sweet spot

  3. Higher sweet spot

Players who play on the front foot would be utilising the lower sweet spot, whereas someone who is playing on a back foot would prefer the middle sweet spot of the bat.

This sweet spot of the bat refers to the thinking part of the bat, through which the performance of the part is maximized. These are basically categorised into three.

  1. Lower sweet spot

  2. Middle sweet spot

  3. Higher sweet spot

Players who play on the front foot would be utilising the lower sweet spot, whereas someone who is playing on a back foot would prefer the middle sweet spot of the bat.

1.4 Willow

The willow of the bat is referred to the material that is used in the bat. And the quality of the willow significantly influences the performance of the bat.

A willow is divided into two - English willow and Kashmir willow. English willow is preferred by the manufacturer due to its performance factor. While Kashmir willow is a more economical alternative to the English willow which is normally used in the bat that is more suitable to be played alongside a tennis ball.

Grade 1

The grade one willow is among the most expensive choices for willows of the bat. They feature at least six straight grains with no markings on the face of the bat.

Grade 2

Grade 2 willow bats are also of excellent quality but they have fewer grains on the face as compared to grade 1 bat.

Grade 3

A grade 3 willow bat has a decent amount of grains on the face of the bat and it is a good value for money option.

Grade 4

A grade 4 bat has very few grains and more butterfly stains on the face.

The willow of the bat is referred to the material that is used in the bat. And the quality of the willow significantly influences the performance of the bat.

A willow is divided into two - English willow and Kashmir willow. English willow is preferred by the manufacturer due to its performance factor. While Kashmir willow is a more economical alternative to the English willow which is normally used in the bat that is more suitable to be played alongside a tennis ball.

Grade 1

The grade one willow is among the most expensive choices for willows of the bat. They feature at least six straight grains with no markings on the face of the bat.

Grade 2

Grade 2 willow bats are also of excellent quality but they have fewer grains on the face as compared to grade 1 bat.

Grade 3

A grade 3 willow bat has a decent amount of grains on the face of the bat and it is a good value for money option.

Grade 4

A grade 4 bat has very few grains and more butterfly stains on the face.

1.5 Grains

Grains are what you see on the side of the bat. The number of grains on the bat is decided by the age of the tree from which the bat is made. The older the tree, the more grains would appear, and more grains imply higher performance.

However, with the advent of new technology, it is possible for the manufacturers to bring more grains to the face of the bat by maturing the wood quickly, much before the traditional period.

However, it's not always the grains but the feel and comfort of the bat that makes a bat appropriate for a player.

Grains are what you see on the side of the bat. The number of grains on the bat is decided by the age of the tree from which the bat is made. The older the tree, the more grains would appear, and more grains imply higher performance.

However, with the advent of new technology, it is possible for the manufacturers to bring more grains to the face of the bat by maturing the wood quickly, much before the traditional period.

However, it's not always the grains but the feel and comfort of the bat that makes a bat appropriate for a player.

1.6 Handles

The handles of the bat are basically divided into two types, oval handles and round handles.

Oval Handles

The advantage of having an oval bat is that it stops spinning once you play the shot, and a bat with an oval handle remains more stable in your hand enabling you to use the face of the bat more appropriately.

Round Handles

A round handle bat is more appropriate for someone who is a fan of a fast-paced game and likes to hit the ball hard.

The handles of the bat are basically divided into two types, oval handles and round handles.

Oval Handles

The advantage of having an oval bat is that it stops spinning once you play the shot, and a bat with an oval handle remains more stable in your hand enabling you to use the face of the bat more appropriately.

Round Handles

A round handle bat is more appropriate for someone who is a fan of a fast-paced game and likes to hit the ball hard.

1.7 Weight

The weight of the bat is not that important as long as you are comfortable using it. You can go for a lightweight bat if you rely on the timing to generate power with your stroke. Whereas, a heavy bat generates more power so if you want to muscle the ball to the boundary, go for a heavy bat.

The weight of the bat is not that important as long as you are comfortable using it. You can go for a lightweight bat if you rely on the timing to generate power with your stroke. Whereas, a heavy bat generates more power so if you want to muscle the ball to the boundary, go for a heavy bat.

2. FAQ: Learn more about the details. Any questions left?

2.1 What are the three lines on the handle of the bat?

The lines on the handle of the bat are called the strings and are actually the layers of cork and leather inserted into the bat to reduce the vibrations speech to the player while hitting the ball.

The lines on the handle of the bat are called the strings and are actually the layers of cork and leather inserted into the bat to reduce the vibrations speech to the player while hitting the ball.

2.2 Where should the bat be stored?

Cricket bats should be stored in surroundings with less moisture and where water and dampness could not find their way so easily. It is best if you store the bat with a cover on it.

Cricket bats should be stored in surroundings with less moisture and where water and dampness could not find their way so easily. It is best if you store the bat with a cover on it.

2.3 How many grains should a cricket bat have?

A good cricket bat has at least 6 grains on the face which enhances the performance of the bat. The width of the grain is however dependent on how old the tree was, and one grain implies one year of growth of the trees.

A good cricket bat has at least 6 grains on the face which enhances the performance of the bat. The width of the grain is however dependent on how old the tree was, and one grain implies one year of growth of the trees.

2.4 What is knocking with reference to a cricket bat?

Knocking the wood simply means compressing the wood on the surface of the bat. The wood has to be compressed to enhance the quality of the striking surface of the bat. It can take up to 20,000 knocking on the surface of the bat to compress it properly.

Knocking the wood simply means compressing the wood on the surface of the bat. The wood has to be compressed to enhance the quality of the striking surface of the bat. It can take up to 20,000 knocking on the surface of the bat to compress it properly.

2.5 Does heavier bat means more speed?

The colliding of bat and ball follow simple rules of Physics. A heavy object causes momentum if proper swing and pace can be given with the bat and hence the bat will hit further.

The colliding of bat and ball follow simple rules of Physics. A heavy object causes momentum if proper swing and pace can be given with the bat and hence the bat will hit further.

2.6 What are some of the best brands of cricket bats in India?

MRF, New balance, TC, DSC and MG are some of the top brands that are popular in India.

MRF, New balance, TC, DSC and MG are some of the top brands that are popular in India.

3. How-To: Usage hints and care instructions for cricket bat

3.1 What are the maintenance tip for cricket bats?

  • Don't expose the bats to extreme weather.

  • Don't over oil the bat as it may cause wear and tear, reducing the driving power and overall quality.

  • Prevent the bad from getting damp.

  • Do not use the bat carelessly, for instance, throwing the bat.

  • Do not use cheap balls to play with bats as it can also damage the bat or deteriorate its quality.

  • Don't expose the bats to extreme weather.

  • Don't over oil the bat as it may cause wear and tear, reducing the driving power and overall quality.

  • Prevent the bad from getting damp.

  • Do not use the bat carelessly, for instance, throwing the bat.

  • Do not use cheap balls to play with bats as it can also damage the bat or deteriorate its quality.

4. Fun Facts: Interesting facts, figures and things to know about cricket bat

4.1 Cricket happens to be the second most popular game in the world after soccer.

4.2 England, where the game originated, considered it a game to be played by children and not by adults.

4.3 The longest cricket match ever was played in the year 1939 between England and South Africa. It eventually ended in the next 14 days, resulting in a tie.

4.4 The legendary Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar was the first player to be declared run out based on the television umpire's replay.

4.1 Cricket happens to be the second most popular game in the world after soccer.

4.2 England, where the game originated, considered it a game to be played by children and not by adults.

4.3 The longest cricket match ever was played in the year 1939 between England and South Africa. It eventually ended in the next 14 days, resulting in a tie.

4.4 The legendary Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar was the first player to be declared run out based on the television umpire's replay.

5. Our Picks: How we picked the best cricket bat

Our top choice is the GRS wooden cricket bat that is made up of popular Kashmir willow and is the right choice for teenagers practising not professionally. It is a lightweight bat and has a superb build quality due to which it gives a wholesome playing experience. Moreover, it features good straight grains resulting in powerful shots.

You can always use a soft or rubber ball to play along with the bat.

The wooden handle of the bat enables both power and control all at the same time.

Our top choice is the GRS wooden cricket bat that is made up of popular Kashmir willow and is the right choice for teenagers practising not professionally. It is a lightweight bat and has a superb build quality due to which it gives a wholesome playing experience. Moreover, it features good straight grains resulting in powerful shots.

You can always use a soft or rubber ball to play along with the bat.

The wooden handle of the bat enables both power and control all at the same time.

5.2 SG Phoenix Xtreme Kashmir Willow Cricket Bat ( Size: Short Handle, Leather Ball )

The SG Pheonix Xtreme testifies its name as it is best be it in terms of building material, playing capacity, or offering comfort. This bat offers a complete package to the player ensuring utmost enjoyment.

This is a short handle Kashmir willow bat which is best used with a leather ball. The bat comes with a cover to protect it from the adversities of weather and other external factors.

Featuring a sweet spot at the mid of the bat face, this bat has a medium spine profile making it ideal for all-round gameplay.

It also has a Singapore can handle with the 3-way insertion of rubber alike most high-quality cricket bats.

The SG Pheonix Xtreme testifies its name as it is best be it in terms of building material, playing capacity, or offering comfort. This bat offers a complete package to the player ensuring utmost enjoyment.

This is a short handle Kashmir willow bat which is best used with a leather ball. The bat comes with a cover to protect it from the adversities of weather and other external factors.

Featuring a sweet spot at the mid of the bat face, this bat has a medium spine profile making it ideal for all-round gameplay.

It also has a Singapore can handle with the 3-way insertion of rubber alike most high-quality cricket bats.

5.3 SG Sierra Plus Kashmir Willow Cricket Bat ( Size: Short Handle,Leather Ball)

The SG Sierra Plus Kashmir Willow Cricket Bat is a superior quality bat that ensures a fantastic playing experience.

This superbly designed bat comes with a cover and is suitable for a leather ball. It has a sweet spot in the middle and has a medium spine profile.

This bat is suitable for all-round playing and just like our second choice, it also comes with a special 3-way insertion of rubber which helps in retaining the flexibility and enhances shock absorption capacities of the bat.

The SG Sierra Plus Kashmir Willow Cricket Bat is a superior quality bat that ensures a fantastic playing experience.

This superbly designed bat comes with a cover and is suitable for a leather ball. It has a sweet spot in the middle and has a medium spine profile.

This bat is suitable for all-round playing and just like our second choice, it also comes with a special 3-way insertion of rubber which helps in retaining the flexibility and enhances shock absorption capacities of the bat.

5.4 Jaspo Dominator Senior Plastic Cricket Bat (34” X 4.5” inch) with Soft Cricket Ball

The Jaspo Dominator Senior cricket bat features a comfortable rubber handle and you’ll enjoy playing with this bat along with a plastic or wind ball.

Due to its building material (plastic), it is not recommended to play with a leather ball or any hard-coated ball with this bat. Otherwise, this bat could be a superb playing companion.

This superior quality bat is lightweight, comfortable to play with and provides better control. This waterproof bat features a UV digital sticker that gives a distinct identity to the bat.

This bat accompanies a T-20 ball which is made up of synthetic material replicating an actual ball.

The Jaspo Dominator Senior cricket bat features a comfortable rubber handle and you’ll enjoy playing with this bat along with a plastic or wind ball.

Due to its building material (plastic), it is not recommended to play with a leather ball or any hard-coated ball with this bat. Otherwise, this bat could be a superb playing companion.

This superior quality bat is lightweight, comfortable to play with and provides better control. This waterproof bat features a UV digital sticker that gives a distinct identity to the bat.

This bat accompanies a T-20 ball which is made up of synthetic material replicating an actual ball.

5.5 ABHAYA Kashmir Willow Tennis Cricket Bat + Hard Tennis Ball for Tournament Level Match + Double Blade + Weight 1050 Grams, Short Handle

The ABHAYA Kashmir willow bat is a robust cricket bat made to be played alongside a tennis ball.

Featuring a unique cricket bat design at the back, this premium quality bat allows you to have full control and play powerful shots. This lightweight bat is an ideal pick for both adult and teen players and can be used during training, nets, club matches and school level matches.

The bat comes with a tennis ball in the pack.

The ABHAYA Kashmir willow bat is a robust cricket bat made to be played alongside a tennis ball.

Featuring a unique cricket bat design at the back, this premium quality bat allows you to have full control and play powerful shots. This lightweight bat is an ideal pick for both adult and teen players and can be used during training, nets, club matches and school level matches.

The bat comes with a tennis ball in the pack.

5.6 The SG Scorer Classic Kashmir Willow Cricket Bat

The SG Scorer Classic Kashmir Willow Cricket Bat is one excellent playing companion, that is ideal for the all-round playing style and comes with a middle sweet spot featuring a medium spine.

Coming with a bat cover, this Scorer Classic bat has a weight range between 1170-1220 gm.

Moreover, it has a Singapore cane handle with a 3-ways insertion of rubber between the splits that absorbs the shock while playing powerful shots and also enhances the flexibility of the bat.

This bat is known for its robust build quality and durable design.

The SG Scorer Classic Kashmir Willow Cricket Bat is one excellent playing companion, that is ideal for the all-round playing style and comes with a middle sweet spot featuring a medium spine.

Coming with a bat cover, this Scorer Classic bat has a weight range between 1170-1220 gm.

Moreover, it has a Singapore cane handle with a 3-ways insertion of rubber between the splits that absorbs the shock while playing powerful shots and also enhances the flexibility of the bat.

This bat is known for its robust build quality and durable design.

5.7 new balance DC-280 / TC-260 Kashmir Willow Cricket Bat with Bat Cover - Short Handle (Full Size)

The new balance Kashmir willow cricket bat has all the amenities that you need for an amazing playing experience. The weighing range is between 1150 grams to 1200 grams. It also features a Singapore cane handle, then gives you a firm and confident grip while you play the shots.

For providing maximum acceleration to the ball, the bat has large edges and sweet spots, placed appropriately on the face of the bat. Additionally, the smooth bat handle also ensures that there is minimal jarring in hands and forearms.

It is ideal for teens and adults who need a bat for training and practice and even to play school level matches.

The new balance Kashmir willow cricket bat has all the amenities that you need for an amazing playing experience. The weighing range is between 1150 grams to 1200 grams. It also features a Singapore cane handle, then gives you a firm and confident grip while you play the shots.

For providing maximum acceleration to the ball, the bat has large edges and sweet spots, placed appropriately on the face of the bat. Additionally, the smooth bat handle also ensures that there is minimal jarring in hands and forearms.

It is ideal for teens and adults who need a bat for training and practice and even to play school level matches.