As a batsman we always feel concerned about the bat, some time we just choose our bat by seeing it in our cricket role-model/heroes. But there are lots of factors which are important while choosing your bat. It depends on your weight, your height, type of the willow, type/format of a cricket you are playing, what kind of a player you are. what is your batting line up. This is just a gist of the things essential while choosing a bat.
Today we will tell you how to choose your bat and what are the various factor you have to choose while selecting a bat and very importantly how to take care of your bat. Here I am starting with the article, I’ll start with the requirement first.
Requirement: Very firstly you have to keep in mind the bat you are going to select is played against which type of ball. If you are planning to play with a leather ball you must use a thicker bat. These bats are a bit more costly than the bats played against Tennis or Rubber balls.
Height: Second important factor is your height. There plays major role in selecting your bat, the below image will tell you the types and average heights of the bats that are available in the market.
Cricket Bat Material: There are Four types of Bats and are available in the market
1) Kashmir Willow: The bats of Kashmir Willow are respectively heavier than the English willow. Kashmir willow bats are originally made in India. These bats are cheaper in price than English willow and will be used for lower range and priced Cricket bats. These bats also do not have the same performance effect as English willow bats.
2) English Willow: This kind of a willow is preferred by majority of the batsman due to its lighter weight and high performance while striking the ball. This willow requires a lot of care while handling of the bat.
3) Carbon Fibre: Some of the manufacturers insert additional carbon fibre into the handle of the bat to make the bat feel lighter in the hands. Carbon also help to generate more powerful shots.
4) Titanium: Adding titanium to the handle of the bat is a latest technology to add Boost and provide more power in the hitting zone.
Weight of the bat plays major role in playing the shots. The heavier bats are durable and provide more power to the shots. But the lighter bats allows you to play the shots very quickly. Lighter bats add speed to your shots and provide better control. So while selecting a bats you should know your forearm's power and strength. The better technique to select the weight of the bat is,
hold the bat at the top of the handle and try to pick it up perpendicular to your chest. If you able to pick up the weight without your hand shivering that would be the perfect bat for you.
Your batting style helps you to choose your bat we can categories the batting style into: 1) Front-Foot player 2) Back-Foot player. Front foot players usually prefers the Lower Middle bats and Back foot players usually choose Higher Middle bats.
Always check out the handle while selecting your cricket bat. Handle size plays an vital role in the format of cricket. If you are playing a limited over or shorter format cricket you should go for longer handle and shorter blade size. And if you preferring to play One day or long over format you should go for longer handle or the average handle size according to your height.
Handle Shape: There are two types of handles available first one is oval and second one is round.
Oval Handle Bat: If you are a player of technique you should go for oval handle. As the bats does not twist into your handle after the impact of the bat and therefor less energy required to play the shots.
Round Handle: If you are a hitting batsman. While allow the bottom hand come into play more easily for aerial shots. I prefer a player who plays with horizontal bat must go with Round handle bats.
Next thing that comes into consideration is the Grip:
You should know the importance of the grip. Some of the Cricket players add double layer to their bats for more lighter pickup and which also improve your bat speed. But keep in mind it will also increase the weight of the bat. So add appropriate grips to your bats accordingly.
This is the top most part you must keep in mind while selecting a bat. Grains is the lines available on the bat which shows the age of that willow . A Cricket bat with 6 to 10 grains on the intermediate quality English willow are the bats of longer age and strong wood. So you should go for the bats who has 6 to 10 grains on the face of the bat. Also check out the distance between the grains it should be same in every grains. Grains profile must be same in front as well as at the back of the bat.
So, these are the various factors essential while choosing a bat. So take into consideration these factors and suggestions which will help you choose a perfect bat for you to go out in the field and give you best shot.
In the next part of the article we will tell you how to take care of your bats and how to increase the performance of the bat.
Hello!! As we all know our cricketing heroes are always known for their mind-blowing ways to express their passion towards cricket when they are on the ground. There are various ways for their recreation when they are on the vacations. We have seen the love of cricketers for Sports Cars and Bikes. Here are some less known facts and the love of cricket players towards vehicles.
Some of the Cricketers have the love towards super cars and some of them love super fast bikes.
Here are few cricketers be it Master Blaster - Sachin Tendulkar, Mr. 6 sixes in an over - Yuvraj Singh, Double Knock in a ODI - Rohit Sharma, The current ICC rank holder Batsman Virat Kohli as well as our very own Captain Cool - Mahendra Singh Dhoni and many more all of them show their love towards the vehicle by having a collection of Cars and Bikes.
To Start with we have a list of arguably the Most loved cricketers from the Indian Cricket Team
Name: Sachin Tendulkar
We also know him as the God of Cricket we all have got an inspiration from him and most of the people like us really dream to become like him. In India, we all just came to know about the Ferrari because of Sachin who owned a Ferrari.
1) BMW i8
2) Nissan GT-R
3) Ferrari 360 Modena (Gifted By Fiat After Scoring 29 Centuries)
4) Mercedes - Benz
5) Volvo s80
6) Opel Astra
Name: Virat Kohli
A very talented youngster who holds few world records and national records. Like the way he shows his cricketing skills while playing, he also as a few hidden hobbies like driving car & he has a very good collection of Cars. He had mentioned in one of the interview about his dream car that is Audi R8-V10. And he turned his dream into reality by buying Audi R8 V10 in his collection.
1) Audi R8 V10 Lmx
2) Audi Q7 4.2
3) Audi S6
Name: Rohit Sharma
The only cricket player who has scored a double century twice in One Day International career. He really has a passion toward BMW cars and he had purchased a BMW M5.
Name: Mahendra Singh Dhoni
The Captain Cool is also known as a bike fanatic but he owns few four-wheelers too. Hummer is one of the notable car owned by Dhoni and there are many more cars owned by him such as:
1) Porsche 911
2) Custom Built Open-Top Scorpio
3) Mitsubishi Pajero
4) Toyota Corolla
Name: Yuvraj Singh
The left handed Batsman from Punjab has slowly over the year been a rock in Indian Batting specifically in the shorter format. After winning the World T20 - Yuvraj was awarded a Porsche 911 by the Vice president of BCCI. He has a dizzying number of cars ranging from an Audi Q5 to the ultra-luxurious Bentley Flying Spur.
2) Audi Q5
3) Mercedes Benz S Class
4) Bentley Continental
5) Porsche 911
6) BMW M3 Convertible
7) BMW M5
8) BMW 3 Series
The above article is based on the textual data collected from online resources. All the important updates are welcomed by www.globalcricketcommunity.com we are looking forward for your response for articles like this.
Thank you for reading this article kindly look out for other articles at www.globalcricketcommunity.com
Today we are going to talk about few less known records in Cricket history but this time we are taking this opportunity to tell you the records made by Women Cricketers. In the Men Section, we all have in mind Rohit Sharma for his consecutive double hundreds, team Australia as a first team to score 400+ runs in ODI and South Africa for chasing that gigantic total 434 runs. But does any one of us know what was the highest total made by the women’s national team? This blog will tell you about such memorable records by Women's Cricket. Lets start with the brief origin of Women's Cricket.
Inception of Women's Cricket:
The very first recorded women’s match was played in 1745.
The very first women’s Cricket Club was started in Yorkshire named the White Heather Club.
In 1958 the international Women’s cricket council was formed in order to connect the women’s cricket across the globe.
Since 1973 One Day international Cricket for women’s had been started and currently there are 16 teams who have played one day international matches.
Here are the few less known records by Women’s Cricket team:
1. The highest grand total is of 455 runs in one day international.
Team: New Zealand
2. The Highest Score Chase by a team is of 289 runs.
Team : Australia
Against : New Zealand
3. The Lowest Score by a team is 22 runs.
Against: West Indies
Here are the few Individual Players world Record
1. The record of scoring most runs in ODI career goes to Charlotte Edwards from England who has scored a total of 5992 runs by average of 38.16.
Name: Charlotte Edwards – 5992
2. Most Centuries by a women cricketer.
Name: Charlotte Edwards – 9 centuries
3. Most Half-Centuries (50s) in ODI career by a women cricketer.
Name: Charlotte Edwards – 55 Fifties
4. The Highest Individual Score by a women cricketer in ODI.
I am feeling proud to say that Women Cricketers are very much faster than men. Highest score by a individual is by Belinda Clark who had scored her first double Hundred in 1997 against Denmark and become the first and last women Cricketer to score double hundred in ODI matches till the date.
Name: Belinda Clark: 229*
5. Highest Number of Wickets taken in a single ODI Match:
Name: Sajjida Shah
Figures: 7 wicket conceading just 4 runs
That’s all for now folks. There are many more records in the name of Women's Cricket. We will cover the further records in our next article till the time stay tuned and keep visitng www.globalcricketcommunity.com for all the cricket related blogs, news, coverage and much more.
India Tour To West Indies:
This July 2016 is going to be very exciting for Cricket fans and cricket lovers as the Indian Cricket Team is going to tour West Indies for the next 7 weeks. The tour is going to start by 6th July 2016. Team India will play two practice matches and then 4 test matches. The first practice matches will be played on 6th of July 2016 and the second on 14th July. The very first Test Match will be played on 21st July 2016 second on 30th July, third on 9th August and fourth on 18th August 2016 respectively.
The matches are going to be very interesting as India play against the West Indies who recently won the ICC World T20 World Cup, but can the West Indies beat India in the Test format too?
A brief look at the past record of India Touring West Indies.
India toured West Indies in 2011 which included 3 test match series and India won the series by 1-0. In a total, India have played total 45 test matches against Caribbean and out of which India have won 5 matches losing 16 and 24 matches were drawn.
According to reports all the venues are ready to welcome team India in July for the series of 4 test matches. The tour was supposed to be on hold due to CPL (Caribbean Premier League) matches were scheduled in the same period, but now all the venues are free during the touring period.
What will be the Indian Squad for the tour?
There are no major changes in the Squad except for a new addition of Shardul Thakur (Mumbai Ranji Player), the team is going to be majorly similar which played against South Africa last year.
Virat Kohli (c),
Wriddhiman Saha (wk),
It has also been announced by BCCI that the coach for the Indian Cricket Team will be announced at the end of June for the Tour Of India to West Indies.
This time it is going to be fun watching India after 5 years in West Indies. Who do you think will emerge victorious, Team India's strong batting line-up or Team West Indies Fast Pace Bowling Attack?
23rd June 2013, Edgbaston - Birmingham. England v India, ICC Champions Trophy 2013 - Final. It was a rainy day at Birmingham so the match was reduced to 20 overs each side. England won the toss and elected to field first. India scored only 129 runs, 43 was the highest runs scored by an Indian Batsman and it was Virat Kohli. England's inning did not start well, they lost 4 wickets for 46 runs. Then it was Ravi Bopara's and Eoin Morgan's show, they played exceptionally good. Ishant Sharma picked both Bopara and Morgan's wicket, both of them got out on 110 (Team Total) and both the time R. Ashwin was the man who took the catch. The game was on till the last bowl, England required 6 runs in 1 bowl. But it was India’s day and India won by 5 runs. India lifted the champions trophy after 11 years. Shikhar Dhawan was awarded Man of the Series.
In June, 2017 the Champions Trophy is again going to be held in England. And yet again India and Pakistan are there in same group, group “B”. In 2013 ICC Champions Trophy, India and Pakistan was also there in the same group, and they played a group stage match on 15 June 2013. The match was held at Edgbaston – Birmingham. Result was, India won by 8 wickets. After 4 years both of them will meet at the same venue. 2017 ICC Champions Trophy Match 4 is between India and Pakistan on June 4th at Edgbaston – Birmingham. "No doubt, we try to put India versus Pakistan in our event," said ICC chief executive Dave Richardson, according to a report in 'The Telegraph'. The main reason behind this, is Popularity for this match. India vs Pakistan is always a High drama and High entertainment game in the history of cricket. It was, it is and it will be a game that every Indian waits for. India and Pakistan met 3 times in the Champions Trophy tournament, out of three India has won 1 match and Pakistan has won 2 matches. So India have a chance to level this record on June 4, 2017. Last time when this two cricketing giants played each other in ICC tournament on 19 March, 2016 in 2016 ICC World Twenty-20 at Eden Garden. India beat Pakistan by 6 wickets.
India enter as a defending champions in 2017 Champions Trophy Tournament. India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and South Africa are in Group “B”. Whereas Australia, Bangladesh, England and New Zealand are in Group “A”. Venues are Edgbaston – Birmingham, Sophia Gardens, Cardiff and The Oval, London. India and Australia are most successful teams in ICC Champions Trophy with 2 titles each.
It is the fifth tournament in series where India and Pakistan meet in the group stage. Cricket matches between India and Pakistan attract huge television audiences, sometimes around one billion.
So, I am excited for this match, after all it is India vs. Pakistan in ICC tournament. Both the teams will get “Mauka- Mauka” to celebrate their victory over cricketing arch-rivals. I wish good luck to both the teams for the ICC Champions Trophy and future games.
- Written by Rohit Mahadik
- Category: Cricket Blogs
- Hits: 11393
2016 IPL was all about Virat Kohli, He single handedly broke many records. He scored 4 centuries in this season and became the first captain to score 500+ runs in three separate IPL seasons (634 in 2013, 505 in 2015 and 973 in 2016). Sachin Tendulkar had scored 500+ runs in the 2010 and 2011 IPL season as captain of Mumbai Indians (618 in 2010 while 553 in 2011), He became first batsman to complete 4000 runs in the IPL and he also became the first man in IPL history to score 900+ runs in a single season.
It would be our pleasure to watch some young talent from across the globe, representing one of the IPL franchises. There are several players that I want to see playing in next year's IPL matches.
Here is a list of players that I personally want to see in the next IPL season:
(Players who have already played IPL but we want them to play again next year)
From 2008 to 2014 Ross Taylor represented 4 different IPL franchises, namely Royal Challengers Bangalore, Rajasthan Royals, Pune Warriors India and Delhi Daredevils. He scored 1017 runs in 55 IPL matches.
His hitting ability, makes him strong. As we already know, he plays superb in the On-Side.
I surely want to see him in the next IPL Edition.
Who can forget the 2016 World Cup final? He is the man who helped West Indies to lift Twenty-20 world cup second time. He scored 85* (66 balls, 9x4, and 2x6).
Although we watched him play for Pune Warriors. He has played 2012 and 2013 IPL Season.
In 2013, he was named one of the Wisden cricketers of the year. He was one of the franchise players for the beginning Caribbean Premier League.
West Indies Captain. Who led West Indies team into Twenty-20 World Cup final 2 times, and even won the Title twice.
In 2014 IPL Edition he was elected as Vice Captain of Sunrisers Hyderabad. Although his IPL numbers are not upto the mark. But still we want him to be a part of some IPL Franchise.
This left handed top order batsman, represents South Africa in International Cricket. He also plays for the Knights and Free State. Rossouw played in the IPL 2011 for Royal Challengers Bangalore and replaced Nic Maddinson in IPL 2014 from the franchise. He scored 274 runs in 10 international Twenty-20 matches. He scored 39 runs in 3 IPL Matches (2014 IPL Edition).
He became the first player of the match in the Day-night Test, having taken the first five-wicket haul in such a match. Named player of the series in the 2015 Frank Worrell Trophy for his 12 wickets as Australia defeated the West Indies 2-0.
He played 7 Twenty-20 international matches and took 8 wickets. He represents Sydney Sixers in Big Bash League. In 2014 IPL, he was a part of Mumbai Indians Squad.
He is the only cricketer to play international cricket for both Australia and New Zealand. Currently he represents New Zealand in International Matches. Ronchi has been considered as a specialist in the shorter formats of the game. He has been a regular member of the ODI and T20I squads. He played 29 Twenty-20 International matches and scored 359 runs.
He was a part of Mumbai Indians squad for 2008 – 2009 season, he only played 5 matches for Mumbai Indians and scored 34 runs.
Alex is a right-handed opening batsman and a right-arm medium-pace bowler who currently plays for Nottinghamshire, while he is also a regular player in the England Twenty-20 International side.
He played for Melbourne Renegades in 2013 Big Bash, Adelaide Strikers in 2014 Big Bash and Adelaide Strikers in 2015 Big Bash Edition. He also played for Mumbai Indians in 2015 IPL. He was named as a replacement to Corey Anderson for 2015 season. But he didn't play a single match.
His Twenty-20 International stats is also good. Till now he has played 44 Twenty-20 internationals and smashed 1220 runs. His career strike rate is 133.63 and average is 31.28.
He became the first English cricketer, to score a Twenty-20 hundred.
(Young players who we wish should debut in the next IPL 2017)
This right-handed opening batsman and occasional off-spinner, represents England from last 3 and a half years. He represents Yorkshire in the Domestic Cricket since 2009. He played 20 T-20 international matches and made 594 runs with the strike rate of 138.79. He also picked 6 wickets for England.
Remember his 83 runs knocked against South Africa in 2016 Twenty-20 World Cup? Which led England to a record breaking chase of 230. Also in the Final he played amazing, a 54 runs inning in just 37 balls helped England to reach the total of 155 runs and picked 2 crucial wickets. Root ended the tournament as a Third highest run scorer.
Twenty-20 Ranking: 4, ODI Ranking: 10, Test Ranking: 2
He hasn’t played in the IPL.
Right Handed Wicket-keeper batsman, played for Yorkshire in English County and England in International Matches.
In 2016 he played for Peshawar Zalmi in Pakistan Super League.
Jonny played 19 Twenty-20 international and he scored 195 run. Highest score is 60.
Right Handed Fast Bowler represents South Africa and Lions on International and Domestic Twenty-20 tournament. He took 22 wickets in 16 Twenty-20 Internationals and he took 33 wickets in 24 Domestic Twenty-20 matches. This 20 years old young man came in the news in Under-19 world cup, in the semi-finals he picked 6 wickets and took South Africa into the Finals. He ended the tournament as the highest wicket taker for South Africa.
He made his ODI debut at Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur, July 10, 2015 versus Bangladesh and He took hat-trick in his second over itself. Overall he picked 6 wickets in his debut match.
Great Potential. I would love to see him in IPL 2017.
An all-rounder from New Zealand, who bats left handed and bowls slow left-arm orthodox. He played for Worcestershire County Cricket Club in English county. He was in 2016 Twenty-20 New Zealand Squad.
He made his T-20 debut against England. And he picked 3 wickets each on his first 3 Twenty-20 international matches.
His world cup tournament was exceptionally good. He took 10 wickets in 5 matches.
Avesh Khan is Right-arm medium bowler. He was in the 2016 U-19 India squad. He performed very well throughout the tournament. He picked 12 wickets in 6 matches. His best bowling figure is 4 for 32 against New Zealand. He was in the top of “Most Dot Balls Bowled (Tournament)” with 221 dot balls.
These are some players that I personally want to see in the IPL 2017. Send us your views and your favourite players you wish to see in the next IPL 2017.
You can find various other blogs related to IPL, Cricket, Countries, Players, Cricket Clubs at www.globalcricketcommunity.com. "Like" the Facebook page of GCC: www.facebook.com/globalcricketcommunity to get all the blog updates regularly.
- Written by Rohit Mahadik
- Category: Cricket Blogs
- Hits: 7889
Page 1 of 16