Phone:+91 85278 80066

Selecting The Right Bat

Bat Anatomy

  • Sweet Spot – A sweet spot is an area on the bat where the ball receives the greatest acceleration. Sweet spot on a cricket bat can be mid to low, mid middle, mid to high and extra low depending upon the playing conditions.
  • Edge – Some prefer thicker edges as compared to others, usually the bats with thicker edges carry more weight but may have a larger sweet spot.
  • Face – rounded or flat.
  • Spine – Spine is on the back of a cricket bat, running down from handle to the toe. Higher the spine of the bat means more willow behind the sweet spot.
  • Bow - Cricket Bow is the curve of the cricket bat from the tip of the handle to the end of the toe.

Weight & Size of the Bat

  • Pick up – Well balanced bat will have a lighter pick up which is what every player wants.
  • Weight of the bats vary usually from 2.6 lbs. – 2.12 lbs.
  • A cricket bat comes in different size in terms of handle and its blade – Short / Long handle and short blade/ regular blade / Long blade.


  • Round handle.
  • Oval handle.
  • Semi oval handle.

Shape and Profile of the Bat

  • Larger classification is high, mid and low profiles.
    Full profile – No /minimum concaving, for big bats with max wood.
    Duckbill – will have a thicker toe.
    Full spine – usually has leaner toe.
    Concaved – wood is removed to compensate for the lighter weight bats.
  • Blade profile
    Traditional bow
    Slight bow
    Large bow

Toe Profile

  • Square toe.
  • Round toe.
  • Semi rounded / Angled toe.

Willow Grade

  • English willows are classified from grade 1-5.
  • Quality of the willow.
  • Number of grains (grading is done as per J.S Wright).

Check out our latest bat collections

Other Blogs

Why Do Cricket Bats Break???

Aug 27, 2021 5IVE by Penta Sports

Save your cricket bat from breakage.

Clean Bats – Only Cosmetics?

Aug 27, 2021 5IVE by Penta Sports

Is you bat really the best quality?

Selecting The Right Bat

Aug 27, 2021 5IVE by Penta Sports

Select the bat based on your style & comfort.