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shirazi_r
26th February 2011, 17:11
Speaking with Knightrider the other day, he mentioned that Tamim's World Cup CA Plus 8000 had his name on it. After a little bit of digging, I noticed the bat on CA's website.

No description or specs, but perhaps you guys will be able to shed some light on the matter.

http://www.cawears.com/cricket/detail_view.asp?pid=1205-0-11-11

Cover Drive
26th February 2011, 19:14
I don't know but I really don't find big difference in CA bat shapes to some extent.

For example, I have seen a difference between TRD and 12000 Plus but I haven't seen a difference in 12000 Plus and 10000 Plus shape, they look the same to some extent to me.

I really don't understand why they don't make one for Misbah and/or Younis.

This CA 12000 LALA looks no different either;

http://www.cawears.com/cricket/detail_view.asp?pid=1206-0-11-11

ibtsambutt
27th February 2011, 19:31
really, they should make one for younus or misbah...

anyways, my brother has purchased TRD and its on it way to Dubai... but i would be very happy to buy 12000 le named after misbah or younus...

Bullet Drive
27th February 2011, 23:57
I thought that the 12000 was the top of the range but why does Farhat use this one?

http://www.espncricinfo.com/db/PICTURES/CMS/123800/123806.jpg

If I was to buy this bat, would it be the same one Farhat is using?

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/C-A-10000-Plus-Cricket-Bat_W0QQitemZ360291392000QQcmdZViewItem?rvr_id=213 943485643&rvr_id=213943485643&cguid=39841fcb12e0a47a44827732ff91b321

Cover Drive
28th February 2011, 00:00
Why would CA endorse Imran Farhat with top of the line bat?

If you want to buy CA 10000 Plus because of Imran Farhat then :facepalm:

dhump
28th February 2011, 00:37
I would love to buy CA 12000 Youniy Moyo or Misbah it will make me more happy to pay this price rather then the price for 12000 TRD.

Bullet Drive
28th February 2011, 02:00
Why would CA endorse Imran Farhat with top of the line bat?

If you want to buy CA 10000 Plus because of Imran Farhat then :facepalm:

well he's a profesional cricketer therefore he would have top of the line. & who said i want to buy it cuz of him?

Bullet Drive
28th February 2011, 02:18
& whats wrong with Imran Farhat? He already has a better average then most of our players.

shirazi_r
28th February 2011, 07:43
& whats wrong with Imran Farhat? He already has a better average then most of our players.

What's wrong with Farhat?

Besides a willingness to throw away innings or play strokes far beyond his capabilities? Even then there's a lot wrong with him...

momin97
28th February 2011, 11:01
farhat is an ok player but never scores plus 38 the only time i seen him score big was against new zealand where he scored plenty of runs:farhat

momin97
28th February 2011, 11:02
whats better lala or trd??

Cover Drive
28th February 2011, 11:14
whats better lala or trd??

Don't know haven't seen Lala yet nor I know who it is endorsed on but for now TRD.

askmoi
28th February 2011, 12:15
i thought lala is afridi's nickname

Cover Drive
28th February 2011, 12:17
I know it is but where does Afridi comes to CA? He is brand ambassador or Boom Boom and is sponsored by them..

shirazi_r
28th February 2011, 12:47
I know it is but where does Afridi comes to CA? He is brand ambassador or Boom Boom and is sponsored by them..

That's likely why they labeled it as Lala and not Afridi. Ethically wrong, legally fine...

Cover Drive
28th February 2011, 12:54
That's likely why they labeled it as Lala and not Afridi. Ethically wrong, legally fine...

If true then it could be a sensible move I would say.

But I don't know if its me but don't you think CA has too many bats in there catalogue?

I have a feeling that CA will be knocking over TRD range because in the beginning it was only Mani LE and then TRD LE came out which kicked out Mani LE so I think same will happen this time around maybe

Hope I made sense..

shirazi_r
28th February 2011, 12:59
Yea, there are far too many products in their catalogue for my taste. One must remember that in Pakistan the majority of bats sold are lower end bats so perhaps it helps in having a variety of lower end bats (ie. Somo, Style, Power, T20).

As for the TRD, I just don't want a Dilshan bat so perhaps the Lala move will work.

askmoi
28th February 2011, 13:01
if they market it as something based on same profile as used by afridi himself, i am sure it will sell heaps....

Cover Drive
28th February 2011, 13:14
Afridi apparently uses the shape and profile like my MB LE according to Malik Zulfiqar who swears that he does.

Riz Bhai, no one in Pakistan buy these 20K bats hence majority stores don't stock top end bats.

shirazi_r
28th February 2011, 13:22
Afridi apparently uses the shape and profile like my MB LE according to Malik Zulfiqar who swears that he does.

Riz Bhai, no one in Pakistan buy these 20K bats hence majority stores don't stock top end bats.

Yea, that's what I mean. While CA may have a catalogue of 15 bats, only a portion of those are sold in Pakistan with another (higher end) portion being exported overseas.

askmoi
28th February 2011, 13:23
same is true in India as well....this year all the top bats from all the major brands r 20k INR. last year it was 13K INR. they r following the same strategy like Newbery Cenkos. their bat making cost is the same. and even if they can sell only 50 such bats a year, the margins on those r huge.

plus there r lots of ppl who have the money to buy such bats. because the normal mindset is that more expensive equals better quality

Cover Drive
28th February 2011, 13:29
Askmoi Bhai, I think the reason why prices of the bats increased in India (they increased in Pakistan as well) is due to EU ban on a chemical use, that surely has struck the Asian manufacturers.

I remember paying Rs. 12300 for my 12K Plus and now it is around 14K (I think) [talking about CA 12000 Plus here]

Riz Bhai, I remember going to trails at Qadaffi Stadium Lahore and I saw not even a single bat which was top end like 12K + etc

momin97
28th February 2011, 15:21
agreed ^^^ CA have gone too far how many limited edition do they need!

momin97
28th February 2011, 15:22
Askmoi Bhai, I think the reason why prices of the bats increased in India (they increased in Pakistan as well) is due to EU ban on a chemical use, that surely has struck the Asian manufacturers.

I remember paying Rs. 12300 for my 12K Plus and now it is around 14K (I think) [talking about CA 12000 Plus here]

Riz Bhai, I remember going to trails at Qadaffi Stadium Lahore and I saw not even a single bat which was top end like 12K + etc

in ut sports in karachi last year FEB 12k was 16000rs

askmoi
28th February 2011, 15:27
tamim 8k plus will sell well in b'desh....they shud take out one more for shakib as well....

i think ca shud have diff versions for diff countries. range for nz as well.

imo good marketing strategy. since their costs remain the same, they can price differently and make good margins.

SempreSami
28th February 2011, 16:12
Other than a pink grip and sticking TAMIM below the 8000, I wonder how much different this bat will be to a normal PLUS.

askmoi
28th February 2011, 18:26
it might not be...but the very fact that Tamim uses it will make ppl buy one.

ibtsambutt
28th February 2011, 19:07
trd and lala look same to me. its a shame that they introduced it now and not a month earlier otherwise i would have bought it compared to trd..

SempreSami
1st March 2011, 12:17
I don't particularly like bats being sold off the reputation of a single player.

Knightrider
2nd March 2011, 06:53
I really don't understand why they don't make one for Misbah and/or Younis.


Tamim and Dilshan have done lot better and scored bigs runs using CA. Misbah hasnt done anything special and Younus has only recently started using CA.

90MPH
14th March 2011, 17:08
"CA 12000 MISBAH" is also now on the CA website.

http://www.cawears.com/cricket/detail_view.asp?pid=1207-0-11-11

ibtsambutt
14th March 2011, 17:58
atlast one for Misbah, but too many versions of CA Plus 12000 for my liking.