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How to Buy a Cricket Bat Online from Kashmir?

We know through experience, it is very hard to know which kind of cricket bat to buy online from Kashmir. Probably you’ve heard a lot of unsolicited advice due to which you are now confused about what to do? How to buy the best cricket bat from Kashmir.

In our opinion, the best way to buy a cricket bat is to leave it to a trusted expert. And that’s why you can trust KASHMIRICA and its experts to find the best bat for you. And the good part is that you don’t even have to travel to Kashmir to buy your dream cricket bat, you just do it from your home, online.

We have three varieties of bats:

If you decide to go by your own instinct rather than experts of the most trusted brand from Kashmir, ie. KASHMIRICA, we have a researched the most important parameters that will help you to buy a Cricket Bat from Kashmir.

  • Set aside a budget?

Bats from Kashmir cost less than those made from English Willow. With that in mind, if you’re going to buy a good bat made from English Willow, you would need to spend 12000 – 50000.

We know that there are cheaper options too, but they are not high-grade. At the same time, if you are going to buy a cheap Kashmir Willow bat, you may spend around 800 – 2000 on a bat. However, a good bat with high durability will cost you anything between 3500 – 6000.

  • Choose the weight you’re comfortable with?

Different players have different styles and very discreet skills. So, there is no one size fits all when you go to buy a cricket bat. Choose a heavy bat if you wish to play in the nets and hone your skills and work on your technique. If you are going to play with softballs, use a lighter bat. Both options are available with us a Kashmirica.

  • Which ball do you wish to play with?

If you wish to play with a leather ball, you would need a professional cricket bat. And that would cost you something above 3000 INR. At the same time, if you wish to play tape ball or tennis ball cricket, you would get a simpler lightweight bat for 1000 – 2200.

  • What kind of player are you?

If you are a pinch-hitter who loves to play shots, you would need to go for a bat with a long handle. But if you rely on pushing, nudging, and timing the ball, you should go for a bat with a shorter handle.

  • Height of the batsman?

Depending on your age and height, you need to buy a bat that compliments you. Bats are generally of 8 sizes. 1 – 6, Harrow, and Full. You should check a sizing guide to buy a bat that suits you.

  • Kashmir Willow Vs English Willow

If you are a newbie into cricket, Kashmir Willow will suit you more. It will be easy on your pocket and help you build your essential batting skills. English willow is only for the qualified who play club cricket, especially since they are very expensive.

  • What do the β€œgrains” tell me about the bat?

The quality of wood in a bat can be roughly assessed by examining its grain. A bat with straight grains running uninterrupted through it, featuring six or more grains, typically signifies a superior Grade 1 willow piece. As the grains deviate from straightness and blemishes appear more frequently, the wood’s grade diminishes. It’s worth noting that some manufacturers employ tactics such as bleaching or applying fake covers to conceal the true quality of the blade.

  • What are surface cracks and what do they mean/entail?

It’s crucial to keep in mind that cricket bats are crafted from a soft, fibrous wood designed to withstand the impact of striking a hard leather cricket ball traveling at high speeds. Cracks on cricket bats are a frequent occurrence, often stemming from regular use and wear and tear, typically not impacting the bat’s overall longevity. We recommend that individuals email us pictures of any cracks on their bats if they are uncertain about their severity or origin. This allows us to promptly assess the situation and provide guidance on potential causes and next steps.

  • How long will a bat last me?

This is a frequently asked question, and providing a definitive answer is challenging due to numerous variables to consider, including:

  1. Storage Conditions: Prolonged exposure to extreme heat, such as leaving the bat in the trunk of a car, can dry out the wood and lead to premature breakage.
  2. Frequency of Use: Many bats sustain damage during practice sessions, as players often spend more time practicing than actually batting in matches. Modern cricketers typically train almost daily and may carry multiple bats, replacing them several times a season.
  3. Playing Style: Players who employ aggressive, “hard-handed” techniques, particularly in shorter formats of the game, tend to wear down bats more quickly.
  4. Quality of Balls Faced: Low-quality, excessively hard cricket balls can cause immediate or gradual damage to bats over time.
  5. Maintenance: Bats that are mishandled or exposed to water damage are at a higher risk of breaking prematurely.
  6. Structural Design: Despite efforts to balance power, lightness, and durability, bats are susceptible to damage on their edges, shoulders, and toes. While designed to strike the ball in the middle, impacts on other areas can result in unavoidable breakages.
  • How does wood get graded and what do the different grades mean?

The quality of the ball significantly affects the lifespan of your bat. Inferior balls with excessively hard cores pose a risk of breaking your bat. Cricket bats are engineered to withstand the impact of a standard regulation cricket ball; any balls harder than this can result in irreversible damage. While we acknowledge the challenge of avoiding these inferior balls, as a cricket bat manufacturing company, we cannot be held accountable for damage caused by them.

  • Why does a bat need to be knocked in?

Knocking in is the essential process of fully preparing the fibres of a cricket bat to withstand the impact of a cricket ball.

  • How do I knock my bat in correctly?

To properly knock in the face and front edges of the bat, use a cricket mallet or an old leather ball. Exercise caution when knocking in the edges, as excessive force can lead to cracks. Even if your bat, comes ready to play, we still recommend spending time gently practicing with it before facing new balls and fast bowlers. This helps ensure optimal performance and durability.

  • How often is too often when it comes to oiling a bat, and what negative effects will it have?

New cricket bats should receive 2 to 3 coats of bat oil on the face, edges, toe, and back of the bat, while avoiding the splice area. If scuff covers and toe guards are present on the face or toe of the bat, there’s no need to oil these areas. Similarly, there’s no need to oil where stickers cover the bat. After the initial oiling, lightly sand the bat before applying additional oil, which should be done approximately every 6 months. It’s important to avoid excessive oiling, as it can make the bat heavy and cause the wood to become brittle.

  • Are anti-scuff guards advisable and why?

Indeed, anti-scuff sheets are recommended as they serve as a protective cushion between the bat and the cricket ball.

  • Do toe guards prevent damage to the toe or not really?

Absolutely, toe guards are beneficial for preventing damage to the toe of the cricket bat.

Kashmirica is your destination to buy:

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  1. Handpicked Products for Great Quality
  2. Superior Craftsmanship to Promote our Arts & Crafts
  3. Honest Prices to Keep You Satisfied

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