Cricket Bats who are made of bamboo is found more effective than the willow bats:Case Study

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According to a recent study conducted by the University of Cambridge, concluded that cricket bats should be made of bamboo not willow.

As the research suggested that bamboo bats are more inclined to find sweet spots in comparison to willow bats.  If the bats are produced more bamboo it will not just not make the environment friendly but will also viable to poor people who want to play cricket.

The research was conducted by Ben Tinkler-Davies and Dr Darshil Shah who compared the performance of bamboo cricket bat to willow bats.

The parameters on which investigation was done include the likes of video capture technology, microscopic analysis, compression testing, computer modeling and testing for vibrations.

The researcher came to the conclusion that bamboo bats are 22 percent stiffer than willow which increases the speed of the bat to a great extent.

“This is a batsman’s dream. The sweet spot on a bamboo bat makes it much easier to hit a four off a Yorker for starters, but it’s exciting for all kinds of strokes. We’d just need to adjust our technique to make the most of it, and the bat’s design requires a little optimization too,” Shah, a former member of Thailand’s under-19 national cricket team, was quoted as saying in TechXplore.

“Cricket brings you really close to nature, you spend hours out in the field, but I think the sport can do a lot more for the environment by promoting sustainability. We’ve identified a golden opportunity to achieve that while also helping lower-income countries to produce bats at lower cost,” Tinkler-Davies said.

The sweet spot of bamboo bat 19 percent better than the traditional willow bat and based on the knock-on effect of both bats it was found that bamboo surface hardness has increased twice as that of willow after five hours.