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« Reply #30 on: December 18, 2020, 05:41:17 PM »

That's interesting. So, if the bounce is unpredictable, you are better off with a bat with high spine but a on a turning pitch, scoop (or Trott profile) will do well. Is that correct?

TBH I think you're better off getting used to a specific shape and weight of bat and sticking with it. The marginal gains from switching are offset by the marginal losses from unfamiliarity.
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« Reply #31 on: December 18, 2020, 05:44:39 PM »

I see you've edited the Sehwag out, very good. Yes that's where we started - it does!
Everyone likes bats they do well with, can't go too far wrong 👍

What are you on about - I never mentioned sehwag as I know nothing about his bats - definitely not that you misread or anything lol 😂
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« Reply #32 on: December 18, 2020, 05:48:58 PM »

I had a lovely KG made Kohli profile from @SOULMAN1012 that to my eye actually looked very similar to the shape that he was using at the IPL.

The bat has gone to play in South Africa now if its still going next summer might be in the Hampshire academy

That shape really does pick up well and I think KG make some of the bats for MRF so its not a big stretch to think they might have a template.

Thin shoulders is my only moan about this shape

This is what it looked like before it left these shores



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« Reply #33 on: December 18, 2020, 06:34:12 PM »

I do enjoy it when I've missed a day's thread and catch up 😂

In my opinion I think people overthink things way too much. If you like the pick up and feel, go with it. Just about every bat I've seen in the last few years from reputable sources perform well, it's just what suits you're eye and feel. You generally get out, don't clear the ropes etc because of lack of ability, not because the bat has a 'middle' that's an inch too high!

I also don't think the Pro's all have low density, perfect willow that's pressed any different. I've seen a few and they're simply not any different. They hit bigger because they're better, train harder and are stronger. Not because they have better bats.

 Gilchrist was apparently not bothered about his bats and I think Langer once said he'd happily break some of the boundary fence off and use that! He didn't do too bad either.

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« Reply #34 on: December 18, 2020, 06:34:55 PM »

As is typical we are overthinking this. @LEACHY48 is 100 percent correct (though I agree to disagree on the bat narrowing debate :) ). The actual shape only affects balance and feel. Pros pick their shapes based on what they are used to - this is why Sachin picked super heavy ultra low middle bats (he learnt to play using his elder brothers bat and was comfortable with that heavy feel), and why Smith prefers his shape (it looks big when he taps the bat and this helps him mentally). Stokes prefers a domed profile, whereas QDK and RT like some concaving. None of this variation would exist if the shape / middle position really mattered that much.

If middle position was so important, every pro would use sachin shape in India and a high middle shape in AUS.

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« Reply #35 on: December 18, 2020, 06:38:26 PM »

Couldnt have put it any better myself @jonny77 @brokenbat
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Re: Kohli's profile
« Reply #36 on: December 18, 2020, 07:21:40 PM »

TBH I think you're better off getting used to a specific shape and weight of bat and sticking with it. The marginal gains from switching are offset by the marginal losses from unfamiliarity.

I won't be changing what  I use but am trying to correlate this with what I normally use or have used in the past.
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