A hardball cricket bat is crafted from premium quality wood, usually Kashmir willow, known for its durability and performance. The bat consists of a long and flat hitting surface called the “blade.” The blade is slightly curved and widens gradually from the handle to the toe, providing a broad striking area for the ball.
The handle of the cricket bat is connected to the blade and allows the player to grip the bat securely during batting. A rubber grip is often wrapped around the handle for better control and to prevent slippage during play.
The profile of the blade may vary, with some bats having thicker edges and a higher spine to enhance power and rebound performance. Others may have a more traditional shape, offering a balanced feel for the player. The choice of profile depends on the player’s preferences and playing style.