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face-off! UK made vs Indian made vs Pakistani made
« on: August 30, 2020, 10:09:56 PM »

There is a lot of debate about where the best bats are made. Well here is my unbiased opinion about the 3 most common sources of cricket bats in the world. Today we compare a UK made Keeley Worx 074 against an Indian made Gray Nicolls Powerbow Inferno 3 star and a Pakistani made Mids Gold and see who comes out on top.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PMDWenleTHY
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Re: face-off! UK made vs Indian made vs Pakistani made
« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2020, 03:06:26 AM »

Good comparison mate! How did you get this mids bat?
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Re: face-off! UK made vs Indian made vs Pakistani made
« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2020, 07:50:54 AM »

Nice video. I think no surprises in your ranking of the three. But you have to remember that a grade 3 Keeley is still a pretty expensive option compared to the others. As you said, the grains looked more like g1/g2. Only thing I would say is about durability. My Keeley has developed quite a few cracks on the edge after only a few net sessions. Although it pings really well the edges seem a bit fragile compared to my other bats.
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Re: face-off! UK made vs Indian made vs Pakistani made
« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2020, 09:32:10 AM »

Good comparison mate! How did you get this mids bat?
It was purchased from the mids factory by my teammate who visited pakistan for a holiday in feb
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Re: face-off! UK made vs Indian made vs Pakistani made
« Reply #4 on: August 31, 2020, 09:34:05 AM »

Nice video. I think no surprises in your ranking of the three. But you have to remember that a grade 3 Keeley is still a pretty expensive option compared to the others. As you said, the grains looked more like g1/g2. Only thing I would say is about durability. My Keeley has developed quite a few cracks on the edge after only a few net sessions. Although it pings really well the edges seem a bit fragile compared to my other bats.
Yes offcourse mate and i did talk about the price difference. I am surprised to hear about your cracks though. My other keeley which is a blank bat is into its 3rd year and still yet to get a single crack anywhere on it. Maybe i hit a jackpot with 2/2 amazing keeleys
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Re: face-off! UK made vs Indian made vs Pakistani made
« Reply #5 on: August 31, 2020, 10:46:02 AM »

Do you talk about the difference in the handles on your video.
That to me is the biggest difference. I have had top performer from India, Pak and UK, but the handles are usually better on the UK ones.
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Re: face-off! UK made vs Indian made vs Pakistani made
« Reply #6 on: August 31, 2020, 12:24:31 PM »

Yes offcourse mate and i did talk about the price difference. I am surprised to hear about your cracks though. My other keeley which is a blank bat is into its 3rd year and still yet to get a single crack anywhere on it. Maybe i hit a jackpot with 2/2 amazing keeleys

Yes. I think my Keeley will be fine, just surface cracking as far as I can see. And it's all on the heart wood on outside edge. It was one of the special Christmas deals from Mighty Willow (see thread by @Yorkershire ) , so reckon it could have been stuck in a store room for a couple of years before sale.
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Re: face-off! UK made vs Indian made vs Pakistani made
« Reply #7 on: August 31, 2020, 01:14:11 PM »

Do you talk about the difference in the handles on your video.
That to me is the biggest difference. I have had top performer from India, Pak and UK, but the handles are usually better on the UK ones.
I do actually. I did talk more about it originally but had to shave it down to keep the run-time under 20 minutes lol
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