CB The Everest (Mongoose Bat)
Mongoose bat has been used by Matthew Hayden in this IPL. This bat is specially designed for T20 format. This bat differs from the traditional bat in its size of blade and handle. This bat is designed for powerful hitting. This bat is being practised by Matthew Hayden and Adam Gilchrist, but it was used firstly by Matthew Hayden in the IPL match against Delhi daredevils. In that match he showed the real effect of this bat.
Mongoose bat has been approved by ICC. Now I will tell you about the difference between the traditional cricket bat and Mongoose bat. The difference is in the size of blade and the handle. The overall length of the bat is equal to the traditional bat, But the length of the handle has been increased by 43% and the size of the blade has been reduced by 33%. Moreover the blade is made thicker as compared to traditional bat. So due to the thicker and heavier bottom even the yorkers which are tagetted on the toe can also be hitted for four with this bat. And the lighter weight and thicker sweet spot makes it best for powerful hitting. Many indian players couldn’t adapt this bat during practice, for example Dinesh Kartik tried this bat in the nets but couldn’t adapt it.