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With a Mongoose cricket bat you’re packing unprecedented power that will give you the edge in Twenty20: more fours, more sixes, more balls out of the ground.
The Mongoose cricket bats are perceived to be unique in the way in which they are used - but how do you make the best use of its innovations and which is the best Mongoose Cricket Bat for you?
Thanks to its elongated handle and shortened blade, the Mongoose’s bat-speed is faster than any of its rivals. Working like a golf club, the head of the cricket bat catches up with the hands at the point of impact, resulting in a whip effect through the cricket ball. This allows you to select your shot later, or change it in a split second, putting you at a crucial advantage over the bowler.
This extra bat-speed also means players can choose a Mongoose that is a couple of ounces heavier than the conventional cricket bat they will have used. For example, players who use a 2lb 8oz traditional bat will probably feel comfortable using a 2lb 10/11oz Mongoose Cricket Bat.
Considering its striking appearance, you may be surprised how similar the
Mongoose MMi3 cricket bat
feels to a conventional cricket bat. Close your eyes and the chances are you won’t feel any difference.
It’s quite simple; to get the best use out of your Mongoose cricket bat use it as you would any other cricket bat.
Hold the cricket bat in the same way you would hold any cricket bat. Play shots you would play with any cricket bat. Hit the nets with your new Mongoose cricket bat(ideally against a bowling machine) and just get used to the extra power that allows you to hit balls harder, later in the shot.
Concentrate on timing the ball. Don’t just watch the ball; watch the seam of the ball. Play your favourite shots and witness the improvement in performance that the Mongoose provides. The Mongoose has a
sweet spot 120 per cent bigger than a conventional cricket bat.
So back yourself to hit the ball and the cricket bat will take
care of the rest.
Don’t try and hit the ball too hard. Practice any shot you
might usually play, especially defensive shots.
You probably won’t notice any difference in the
cricket bat’s abilities to defend balls on the front
foot or on the back foot.
In match situations, the same applies. The
bat is approved by the MCC to be used in
every level of the game, worldwide. So
just enjoy the added power, the bigger
sweet spot. Stuart Law, the Australian
legend, says that with a Mongoose he
mostly doesn’t even feel the ball on the
bat such is sweetness of the middle.
Despite its vaunted properties, don’t imagine simply turning up at the crease with a Mongoose will let you hit every ball into the car park – unless you’re Viv Richards.
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