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Top 10 best Cricket Bats in the world


Top 10 best Cricket Bats in the world

Today I am posting the list of Top 10 Best Cricket Bats in the world. I have done some research on web. Finally on the basis of their specification and recommendation of the great players I have found top 10 best cricket bats. So if you are going to play your best game today go with your best cricket bat and include it in your cricket gear.

(You may also like our post How to Choose a Cricket Bat )

1. Kookaburra Kahuna:

Kookaburra Kahuna deserve the first place among the top 10 best cricket bats list. Kahuna has been the leader of the Kookaburra bats. It’s an exceptional combination of power with light ‘pick up’, straight evenly spaced grains, and a clean hitting area generating maximum impact. An aggressive, powerful and accurately shaped bat for the stroke makers with edge thickness, sweet bow and perfect square face design. For more information click here.

Characteristics:

  • Made of the highest grade English willow.

    Kookaburra Kahuna, Top 10 Best Cricket Bats in the world
    Kookaburra Kahuna, Cricvision
  • HANDLE: 12 Piece Sarawak cane (round).
  • GRIP: ‘Max Trio’ Octopus Xtreme.
  • WEIGHT: 2 lb 7oz (1100 gms) to 3 lb 4oz (1475 gms).
  • SWEET SPOT: Mid Blade (approx 225mm from toe).
  • EDGE PROFILE: ‘Big Edge’ Square (36 – 41mm).
  • FACE PROFILE: Flat ‘Power Plus’ Face.
  • SPINE PROFILE: Pronounced from Handle to Toe (64 – 67mm).
  • SCALLOP: Slight Concave (4 – 5mm).
  • BOW: Mid / Low Blade (11 – 12mm).
  • SIZE: SH.

ENDORSED BY:

  • A B De Villiers.
  • Martin Guptill.
  • Ricky Ponting.

2. Adidas Incurza:

Superbly crafted English willow bat, created to attack with strength, the bat has awesome profile flowing through to increased bow, increased middle, top class pick-up & balance with great edges.

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Characteristics:

Adidas Incurza, Top 10 Best Cricket Bats in the world
Adidas Incurza, Cricvision
  • Sculptured shoulder.
  • Power available for every type of shot.
  • SWEET SPOT: Low powerful middle.
  • WEIGHT: 2 lb 7oz (1100 gms) to2 lb 12oz (1250 gms).
  • SIZES: SH and LB.

ENDORSED BY:

  • Kevin Pietersen.
  • Sachin Tendulkar.
  • Suresh Raina.
  • Ravindra Jadeja.

 3. Gray-Nicolls Viper:

Gray-Nicolls was the first cricket company to use colored bat labels. From the beginning Gray-Nicolls have manufactured cricket bats to the very highest quality with the use of latest bat technology. They maintained the perfect combination of Tradition with innovation to produce quality cricket equipment, which performs at every level. Every bat is made, hand finished and rigorously tested by their experts.

Characteristics:

Gray-Nicolls Viper, Top 10 Best Cricket Bats in the world
Gray-Nicolls Viper, Cricvision
  • World famous Gray Nicolls scoops.
  • Perfectly balanced Bat.
  • Lightweight pick up.
  • EDGE PROFILE: Thick
  • SWEET SPOT: Huge Mid Blade.
  • SPINE PROFILE: Steep.

ENDORSED BY:

  • Alastair Cook.
  • Shivnarine Chanderpaul.
  • David Warner.
  • Cameron White.

4. GM Icon:

Gunn & Moore cricket bats are designed and produced from prime English Willow by their best craftsmen. The GM factory is the most technologically advanced in the world and only GM blends state of the art DXM technology with over 125 years of craft experience. They use the latest materials, technology, innovation and unrivalled design flair to produce the most advanced and comprehensive range of cricket equipment.

Characteristics:

GM Icon, Top 10 Best Cricket Bats in the world
GM Icon, Cricvision
  • Iconic design.
  • Made of the highest grade English willow.
  • High swell position.
  • Surprisingly light pick-up.
  • Lightweight design.
  • Concentrated Power.
  • EDGE PROFILE: Massive Edges (38 mm).
  • FACE PROFILE: Flatter Face.
  • SCALLOP: Super concave profile & Toe Up.
  • SIZE: SH and LB.

ENDORSED BY:

  • Shane Watson
  • Ross Taylor
  • Jonathan trot
  • Alex Hales

(You may also like our post How to Choose a Cricket Bat )

 5. SG Cobra select:

Sanspareils Greenlands is India’s no.1 cricket gear brand and also world’s largest manufacturer of cricket gear. SG cricket gear is special because their R & D team always has a panel of well-known first-class and international cricketers, which provides them valuable feedback to update their gears accordingly.

 Characteristics:

SG Cobra select, Top 10 Best Cricket Bats in the world
SG Cobra select, Cricvision
  • Made of the highest quality English willow.
  • Traditionally shaped and styled for maximum stability while playing shots.
  • HANDLE: Made from premium, imported Sarawak cane to deliver superior power and control.
  • GRIP: New multi color Player grip for a superior sense of control.
  • SWEET SPOT: Lower mid Blade.
  • EDGE PROFILE: Thick edges and curved blade for balance and control.
  • Toe protector for better durability and maintaining the moisture level
  • Comes with a full length padded bat cover with adjustable strap.
  • SIZE: SH.

 ENDORSED BY:

  • Suresh Raina.
  • Rahul Dravid.
  • VVS laxman.
  • Wasim Jaffer.

6. Puma Ballistic: 

The Puma Ballistic cricket bat is made of using the very best unbleached Grade one English willow. The willow has been specifically picked as per its weight, grain structure and performance. It has a higher, more powerful swell enhancing high speed hitting power with precision control and improved balanced pick up not sacrificing any high impact power hitting.

Characteristics:

Puma ballistic, Top 10 Best Cricket Bats in the world
Puma ballistic, Cricvision
  • The very best Grade 1 English willow.
  • High and powerful swell.
  • Massive hitting zone.
  • HANDLE: PUMA-specific cane handle for optimum comfort and a highly responsive feel.
  • GRIP: Unique multi-textured PUMA grip with new cosmetics ensures the best possible touch and control.
  • WEIGHT: 2 lb 6oz (1075 gms) to 2 lb 12oz (1250 gms).
  • Sophisticated blade profiling removes weight from the blade and ensures contoured edges remain as thick as possible.
  • Molded PUMA toe protector fitted as standard increases durability and reduces toe swell from moisture uptake.
  • SIZE: SH.

ENDORSED BY:

  • Brendan McCullum.
  • Yuvraj Singh.
  • Marlon Samuels.
  • Adam Gilchrist.

 7.  SS Ton GLADIATOR:

Sunridges (SS) is one of the oldest cricket gear brands in India. Many international and domestic cricketers use this calculatedly titled SS Ton Gladiator due to its power, impact and balance.

 Characteristics:

SS Ton GLADIATOR, Top 10 Best Cricket Bats in the world
SS Ton GLADIATOR, Cricvision
  • SS Hand Selected Super Grade I English Willow.
  • 11-13 Straight Grains.
  • Super Rebound Quality.
  • Rounded edges for the aggressive player.
  • HANDLE: 12 Piece Sarawak Combination Cane Handle for Shock Absorption and Power Hitting.
  • GRIP: Special Scale Grip for the Bat Handle- for control and comfort.
  • WEIGHT: 2 lb 9oz (1160 gms) to 2 lb 12oz (1230 gms).
  • SIZE: SH and LB.

ENDORSED BY:

  • Kieron Pollard.
  • Kumar Sangakara.
  • Shikhar Dhawan.
  • Dinesh Karthik.

 8. Kookaburra Angry Beast:

The Beast is one of Kookaburra’s premier bats. It holds the eighth place among the top 10 best cricket bats list. It’s made of the highest grade English willow which is naturally air dried after harvesting. It has amazingly light pickup on such a huge profile. The hand crafted design provides optimum power to pick up ratio. The Beast comes with the dynamic power shaped face that can deliver explosive stroke play. For more information click here.

 Characteristics:

Kookaburra Angry Beast, Top 10 Best Cricket Bats in the world
Kookaburra Angry Beast, Cricvision
  • Grade One hand selected Unbleached English Willow.
  • HANDLE: 12 Piece Sarawak cane.
  • GRIP: Red Snake grip.
  • WEIGHT: 2 lb 8oz (1150 gms) to 2 lb 12oz (1250 gms).
  • SWEET SPOT: Mid Blade.
  • EDGE PROFILE: ‘Big Edge’ Square.
  • FACE PROFILE: Flat Face.
  • SCALLOP: Slight Concave.
  • BOW: Mid / Low Blade.
  • SIZE: SH and LB.

ENDORSED BY:

  • Brad Hodge.
  • Brad Haddin.
  • Simon Katich.
  • Matthew Wade.

(You may also like our post How to Choose a Cricket Bat )

 9. Reebok Blast:

Blast is one of the best bats in the collection of Reebok’s premium cricket bats. It’s made of the Grade I English willow which is the best in the business. It has a traditional heavy shaped look but amazingly light pickup. The bat is crafted by the expert designers of Reebok with the help of latest technology.

 Characteristics:

  • Made of the Grade I English willow.
  • Traditionally shaped and styled bat.

    Reebok Blast, Top 10 Best Cricket Bats in the world
    Reebok Blast, Cricvision
  • HANDLE: 9 Piece Sarawak cane for excellent shock absorption and performance.
  • GRIP: CHEVRON Grip.
  • WEIGHT: 2 lb 9oz (1150 gms) to 2 lb 13oz (1275 gms).
  • SWEET SPOT: Lower mid Blade.
  • EDGE PROFILE: Thick Edges.
  • Embossed Toe Protector for better durability.
  • Curved blade
  • SIZE: SH.

ENDORSED BY:

  • MS Dhoni.
  • Yuvraj Singh.
  • Gautam Gambhir.
  • Sanath Jayasuriya.

 10 Spartan CG Authority:

Finally Spartan CG Authority is the last in this top 10 best cricket bats list. Spartan CG is designed to handle explosive power of mighty stroke makers like Chris Gayle. The CG Authority is perfectly crafted according to modern power hitting game, featuring really thick edges and massive sweet spot.

 Characteristics:

Spartan CG Authority, Top 10 Best Cricket Bats in the world
Spartan CG Authority, Cricvision
  • Made of the Super Grade I English willow.
  • PROFILE: Mid profile with a full spine to ensure maximum edge thickness and
    side profiling for destructive precision.
  • HANDLE: Round handle with 9 piece cane and rubber to delivers optimum
    combination of power, control and flexibility.
  • WEIGHT: 2 lb 10oz (1200 gms) to 3 lb (1350 gms).
  • FACE: Flat Face with slight curvature to provide even distribution
    across the face of the bat for accurate shot making.
  • BOW: Slight bow which generates perfectly balanced pick up to deliver
    increased power.
  • TOE: Slightly square, designed to increase the hitting area, lowering the center of gravity of the bat to promote greater swing weight and power distribution.
  • SIZE: SH.

ENDORSED BY:

  • Chris Gayle.
  • Michael Clarke.
  • Matt Prior.

I hope this article “Top Ten Best Cricket Bats in the World” will help you guys to select the best bat for your memorable innings. Please give your valuable comments on this. 

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Comments 71

        1. Dear Adam,

          You should try running, proper diet and weight training. It will help you to strengthen your muscles. It will eventually help you to play with the heavier bat.
          You are playing for the district, so a Grade 2 English Willow cricket bat will be suitable for you. Its light in weight and durable.

          To know more about Bats, read my post http://cricvision.com/how-to-choose-a-cricket-bat/
          I hope you will find my comment helpful. I will write more about the technical stuff in near future. Do follow my posts.

          Thank You for the comment

        2. Ignore Admin. I am still a 1st team player in senior club cricket at 60 and get in the gym 4 times a week. Despite this (and being able to bench press 80kg) I find I need a lightweight bat, especially being a back foot player favouring the off side. If your game benefits from a light bat then no amount of gym work will affect it.

          I suggest a Kookaburra Blade if you can still find one. Great bat and very light but with no loss of power. I have tried others of a similar weight (2lb 8oz) but not found any that get near it for ease of pick up (and that includes current Kookaburra models).

  1. dear admin I like your post.
    1. which one is better for power hitting?
    kookaburra kahuna or spartan??

    2. how can you miss newballance and slazanger??

    1. Dear Arjun,

      Actually power hitting is a combination of the power of a player and also his bat. If a player has muscles like Gayle or Pollard, he can go for a heavier bat to generate more power. So come to your questions.

      1. In general scenario Kookaburra Kahuna has a graphite backing to uplift its performance. Its banned in the test matches but still used in all other formats. Thus it has an unfair advantage over Spartan.

      2. This list can contain only 10 bats. I had to cut down some good bats on the way. That is how it goes.

      To know more about Bats, read my post http://cricvision.com/how-to-choose-a-cricket-bat/
      Thank you for the comment.

    1. Dear Rafio,

      First of all you have to tell me about your weakness.

      If a batsman is physically weak, he should try weight training. It will help him to strengthen his muscles. It will eventually help him to play with the heavier bat. It will provide more value for every shot.

      If a batsman is weak technically, he should try to focus on his strength. If he is a shot maker, he should try to learn clean hitting. Because its a time taking process to become a technically strong batsman as compare to a hard hitter.

      To know more about Bats, read my post http://cricvision.com/how-to-choose-a-cricket-bat/
      I hope you will find my comment helpful. I will write more about the technical stuff in near future. Do follow my posts.

      Thank You for the comment

    1. Dear Aajazul,

      Yes, Kashmir Willow bats are also good to play with. Many experts believe that Kashmir Willow is the best raw material to produce a cricket bat. But it has its weakness.
      Kashmir Willow is the best option for the beginners. Its low cost and stroke making ability is a blessing. But its durability is the matter of concern.
      To know more about Bats, read my post http://cricvision.com/how-to-choose-a-cricket-bat/
      I am going to write about the selection procedure of the willow. Keep following our posts.

      Thanks for the comment.

    1. Dear Muthu,

      It depends on the willow and grade you are going to choose. It comes in both the Willows (Kashmir and English).
      If you are a club level player, I suggest you to go for top grade Kashmir Willow cricket bat. It offers great value for money. It will be slightly heavier as compared to the English Willow version though.
      If you play at the State level, you should go for the Grade 1 or 2 English Willow cricket bat (according to your budget). It would be more beneficial for you in the long term.
      You have to check the price for the bat on your own. I can help you for the selection procedure for that.
      Go for my post http://cricvision.com/how-to-choose-a-cricket-bat/
      It will guide you through the process.
      I am going to write about the selection procedure of the willow. Keep following our posts.

      Thanks for the comment.

  2. Dear Utsav,

    If you are a club level player, I suggest you to go for top grade Kashmir Willow Kookaburra Kahuna cricket bat. It offers great value for money. It will be slightly heavier as compared to the English Willow version though.
    If you play at the State level and your budget allows, you should go for the Grade 1 or 2 English Willow Kookaburra Kahuna cricket bat. It would be more beneficial for you in the long term.
    I can help you for the selection procedure for that.
    Go for my post http://cricvision.com/how-to-choose-a-cricket-bat/
    It will guide you through the process.
    I am going to write about the selection procedure of the willow. Keep following our posts.

    Thanks for the comment.

      1. i wont buy new cricket bat which bat buy i need good bad and life long wight less bat i need little short ball will go six are four so tell me nice bat

    1. Dear Dinesh,

      Powerful shots need some factors to fulfill.

      1. First and the most important thing is to hit the ball from the middle of the bat.
      2. At least a decent back-lift but good follow through of the bat is must.
      3. You need to produce more momentum in your bat swing. You should look for heavier bats. Try a Kashmir Willow Bat for once.
      4. Try to play big shots while stepping out of the crease. It will help you to produce more momentum.
      5. When you hit the ball over the top, try to hit the ball close to 45 degrees angle from the ground. The more close to the angle you hit, the more distance the ball will get(Simple Physics).
      6. Try to hit the ball in the direction of the wind flow.

      If you try all my advices, your shot making ability will definitely improve up to minimum 50%, and you can hit sixes up to 80 meters.
      If you have doubts regarding any of the points, you can comment me back, I will simplify it for you.
      To know more about Bats, read my post http://cricvision.com/how-to-choose-a-cricket-bat/

      Thanx for your comment.

  3. For the Tennis Ball Club level cricket game which is better willow, ENGLISH Willow or KASHMIR WILLOW BAT ? and How can we get High Grade Kashmir willow bat its not mention anywhere I believe…?

    1. Dear Amit,

      It really depends on how you feel about the bat. I have played with both the willows and trust me, Kashmir willow is good enough for tennis balls. A good Kashmir willow bat for tennis balls starts from around Rs 650 and for leather balls costs around Rs 1200 (if you want to try it).
      Generally English willow comes for the leather balls. If your budget allows you, then you can use it for tennis balls too. A grade 3 English willow is going to cost you around Rs 4000.
      The basic difference between the willows is the weight. English willow is lighter than Kashmir willow due to the less amount of moisture presence. Choose the bat accordingly.
      Kashmir willow bats are produced in our country. So it has access to all parts of India. You can have it from any good sports shop. You just need to ask for it.
      To know more about Bats, read my post http://cricvision.com/how-to-choose-a-cricket-bat/

      Thank you for the comment.

  4. I have a bat(SG VS-319 PLUS), it is a great bat, it is a lower middle bat, perfect for power hitting….. Admin give some advise to play yorker with my type of bat.

    1. Dear Chintan,

      SG VS-319 PLUS is an awesome bat with full of stroke. Your bat must have Toe Guard for protection from moisture and splits.
      Look, there is risk involved while playing Yorkers. It’s an advantage of having lower middle bat. It means your bat contains more willow to the lower portion. Try to play Yorkers from as higher part of the bat as possible. Try to block or time the Yorkers, not to hit them hard from the lowest end of the bat. What can I say; you can’t do much about it. That’s why it’s still the most effective ball of the game, unless you can play them like AB de Villiers.
      To know more about Bats, read my post http://cricvision.com/how-to-choose-a-cricket-bat/

      Thanx for your comment.

    1. Dear Siddharth

      As a beginner you should go for Kashmir Willow cricket bat. It will be heavier so it will help you to develop strong muscles for your hands and wrists. It will help you in the long term. Its also a cost effective option.
      SG Kashmir Willow bats would be good enough for you. They will cost you around 1000 to 1500.
      When you become an expert, then go for an English Willow one. All the best.

      To know more about Bats, read my post http://cricvision.com/how-to-choose-a-cricket-bat/
      Thanx for your comment.

  5. Cricket is my life I like cricket very much for best batting best bat is most necessary thing I also choosed the best bat and I played best innings so i like this site and I hope you will also Like thank…..

    1. Dear Apcilone,

      Its not about the bats. Its about what you want and what your budget allows you.
      For normal playing, you should go for Alfa or Fenta. Both the companies provide good quality Tennis Ball Bats within 1000 bucks.
      If you want more hitting capacity, you should go for Kashmir Willow cricket bat. It will be heavier so it will help you to develop strong muscles for your hands and wrists. It will help you in the long term. Due to its weight it provide more value for your shots. SG Kashmir Willow bats would be good enough for you. They will cost you around 1000 to 1500.
      If you want the best, go for English Willow bats. It will be light weighed but provide good stroke. A decent one will cost you around 2500.

      To know more about Bats, read my post http://cricvision.com/how-to-choose-a-cricket-bat/
      Thanx for your comment.

  6. Would u plzzzz give me a suggestion hw to select a best bat wd good stroke and long life….. plzzzz give me some suggestions

  7. Dear Admin,
    I am 12 years old and started playing cricket a year.I have an SG Cobra Gold*, is it fit for beginners like me and I have oiled beaten it.
    *Kashmir Willow

  8. Dear Dhruv,

    Yes, SG Cobra Gold Kashmir Willow is perfect for beginners.
    Kashmir Willow bats require constant knocking and oiling. It is important because it makes the bat good enough to use in a cricket match. Knocking makes the fibers of the willow blade compress together. It helps the bat to bear the impact of the ball. Constant knocking for is required so that the edges of the bat are well shaped. Another major aspect of taking care of such bats is oiling. Oil is applied on the back, toe, front and edges of the bat. It makes the Bat more durable and ensures that the fibers get knitted properly.
    I am going to write a post about how to take care of a Cricket Bat in a few days. Keep following my posts.

    To know more about Bats, read my posts
    http://cricvision.com/how-to-choose-a-cricket-bat/
    http://cricvision.com/cricket-bat-the-complete-guide/

    Thank you for the comment.

  9. Dear Dhruv,

    Use raw linseed oil or specialized cricket bat oil only. Raw linseed oil tends to penetrate better than boiled linseed oil. Do not oil the whole bat, just oil the face, toe and edges.
    I will provide more information about it in my upcoming post.

    Thank you for the comment.

  10. Hey there, Am looking to buy a cricket bat. Am mostly a front foot player and i do like to play big shots. I will be visiting india on a short trip. Budget will not be a big constraint for the bat. I would like to know which particular indian bat is good for low to medium bounce wickets. Also do we get original kahuna in India, just asking.

  11. Hi Admin,

    Thank you for replying all the questions asked. Its rare these days that people take out time to reply to everything.

    My question is- I am planning to buy a bat but I wanted to know whether English willow garde 1 and grade 2 differ extensively? I am ok to spend around Rs 15000.
    And I was looking at SG-Seirra 350. I like that bat and its thick edges and the cost is under 10k.
    However its grade 2 English willow. Will it make a big difference from Grade 1?

    Also give your opinion on these bats SG-seirra 350, Spartan MC2000, SG T-45 ultimate

    Any other recomendations? I want thick edges, 8+ grains, SH size.

    Thanks in advance

    1. Hi Nikunj,

      You have loads of queries and its a good thing. But, there is a lot to answer. I suggest you to read my other posts to know about the technical details. After reading them, you will have most of the answers. If you still face any doubt then let me know. I will try my level best to help you out.

      To know in depth about these stuff, read my posts:
      http://www.cricvision.com/how-to-choose-a-cricket-bat/
      http://www.cricvision.com/cricket-bat-the-complete-guide/
      http://www.cricvision.com/cricket-bat-willow-grading/
      http://www.cricvision.com/what-makes-a-good-cricket-bat/

      Thanx for the comment

  12. Dear Admin,
    As you said in Apcelone Sekhone’s post that a Kashmir willow bat is heavy,I think it is true because my SG Cobra Gold is also heavy and it is the biggest size.In the starting I was unable to even lift it properly but gradually I started practicing and started hitting good shots.But I have noticed that if I do not practice for one day I feel its heavy again.I am a both right handed batsman and left though I am more used to Right handed I have started learning left handed also. I hit powerful and uncontrolled shots from right and Less powerful and controlled shots from left so which is better?

  13. Dear Dhruv,

    Its called muscle memory. Once you start playing with heavy bats, your hands and body adapted to it. But if you still feel its heavy then try a Grade 3 or 4 English Willow Cricket Bat. It will help you to understand which kind of Bat suits you better.

    Then your next question. I can understand your problem. I had many younger cousins to play Cricket with. I am a genuine Right Handed all rounder, but due to their weakness I had to bat and ball with left hand. So eventually I become equally good Left Handed All rounder. I can play with both the hands now, but still I am better with right hand.
    Both of your situations are useful. Try playing in shorter format with right hand and longer format with left for a change. But mind you it is just a friendly suggestion to help you know yourself better. Only you can decide what is best for you. Take your time to decide.

    Thanx for the comment

  14. Hi Admin,
    I wanted to buy English willow grade 1 bat. Can you please let me know which one has the lightest bat. I prefer to play with light weight bat. Please suggest.

  15. I was planning to buy MRF genius but after this post it has made me to think more now. What should i buy? Is MRF good??

  16. Hey ! My age is 13 and my height is 4.6.what size and what company should I use . I live in India.i play club cricket .
    I. Want a big hitting bat. My budget is. 6000-14000.
    I am already using MRF harrow now

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