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iZeeshan
11th August 2007, 01:55
Well, I have two questions.

Firstly, I am looking to get a new bat. But this bat has to be light, not incredibly heavy, and should have a good sweet spot. Basically, a good, decent light bat that gives a good shot.

Also, what sites should I check online to get this bat?

Please help ASAP. Have a match next week, and need to order it fast.

EDIT: I mean, there are just so many options out there but I don't know what to go for. I don't really want to spend more then $150, but more its ok, but not a lot more. I was looking for something in the companies of Malik and Slazenger.

iZeeshan
11th August 2007, 02:16
Yes I tried that. But I also need help with what to get?

I was looking at the Malik Zulfi and Slazenger Sxi, the cheapest one of the version. What do you guys recommend. I don't like to hit out much, just like to play shots.

hasbeen
11th August 2007, 02:18
malik sher amin is light and has a good sweet spot.

Easa
11th August 2007, 02:21
Out of Malik and Slazenger bats, I recommend the Malik Zulfi. A reasonably moderate weight bat, with good pick up, and an excellent (once knocked in) middle. As long as you are a good batsman, you will get runs and this bat will greatly assist you. I would put an extra grip on if I were you though, and an anti scuff sheet.

12thMan
11th August 2007, 02:30
I am not a professional but you have to go to stores and pick up bats and see how it feels for you. Or you check bats of your friends. Then you will be able to narrow down and maybe you have done this and narrowed it down. You might make a mistake the first or second bat.

What bat do you have now? Do you like it? What is the problem with it?

Jayed
11th August 2007, 03:19
the new gm looks good; catalyst

iZeeshan
11th August 2007, 03:31
Well I have the Slazenger V Pro 900 but its a bit heavy for me. I think I may go for the Malik Zulfi.

What about the Slazenger SXi? Are those any good?

hasbeen
11th August 2007, 03:36
Well I have the Slazenger V Pro 900 but its a bit heavy for me. I think I may go for the Malik Zulfi.

What about the Slazenger SXi? Are those any good?

go for the malik sher amin. i just bought one. very light pick up indeed

iZeeshan
11th August 2007, 03:46
Yes but that one is going a bit expensive. I would have gone with it had I had the money. I may go for the Malik Zulfi.

Hows this bat?

http://www.cricketsupplies.com/detail.asp?productid=2712

iZeeshan
11th August 2007, 03:52
I also have to be able to get it shipped within the US.

Saqlain_doosra
11th August 2007, 04:27
I would recomend you to use Kookaburra or MRF as I used both at some time and are best for flicking, cutting, driving. MRF can be used for big hits as it seem sto have big middle area. From Pakistani bats Malik an AS seem to be best. I recently used AS and it was perfect for hitting big six.

iZeeshan
11th August 2007, 14:48
Thanks for the advice.

I am going to Karachi this December. What places should I check?

iZeeshan
11th August 2007, 23:26
Ok, now I don't need advice on the bat. I have chosen the Malik Zulfi. I am still following the Slazenger SXi, the cheapest version of that, the classic or the Panther (adult).

I just need to know this: Where can I find the best deals? Where are the cheapest bats? Can they ship to the US?

iZeeshan
17th August 2007, 08:17
Ok, I am getting THIS bat.

http://shop.dreamcricket.com/dreamcricket/pavilion/shopexd.asp?id=508&cid=10&tname=Bats&tid=14

I get it with a cover and including shipping it comes out be $150.

Saj
17th August 2007, 18:00
I would never buy a bat online.

Each bat has its own feel and I would much prefer to actually have the bat in my hands before purchasing it.

hasbeen
17th August 2007, 19:16
I would never buy a bat online.

Each bat has its own feel and I would much prefer to actually have the bat in my hands before purchasing it.

yeh i aint had good experiences buying bats online

SameerM
17th August 2007, 19:24
www.cricmall.com

he'll does Sher LE to England for 105 so to USA mite be a BIT more not sure... email the guy there

His name is Qaz i think

hasbeen
17th August 2007, 19:26
www.cricmall.com

he'll does Sher LE to England for 105 so to USA mite be a BIT more not sure... email the guy there

His name is Qaz i think

how is the bat you bought from him?

iZeeshan
17th August 2007, 21:40
Nah, this bat I have felt before. My friend has it. It feels really good in my hand. I like it.

SameerM
17th August 2007, 21:43
i myself got a PLAIN MB Zulfi (i think) no sticker so cant tell u exactly!

i got it for 75 quid, came already to use, knocked it in anyways.

pings beautifully, but is of med to light weight (i prefer feather wieght)

75 including delivery to UK.. not bad hey

The first match i used it in, i hit 3 6's and 2 4's and made a single.. 27 off 7or 8 balls ;-)

hasbeen
17th August 2007, 21:48
i myself got a PLAIN MB Zulfi (i think) no sticker so cant tell u exactly!

i got it for 75 quid, came already to use, knocked it in anyways.

pings beautifully, but is of med to light weight (i prefer feather wieght)

75 including delivery to UK.. not bad hey

The first match i used it in, i hit 3 6's and 2 4's and made a single.. 27 off 7or 8 balls ;-)

i know about your first game. how about after that?

iZeeshan
18th August 2007, 06:35
A bit out there, but does anyone know where would be the cheapest place to get the Slazenger SX Pro online for shops that are based in the US?

king_of_kings_ali
22nd August 2007, 22:11
Dont get the slazenger! If you are, make sure you oiled and knocked it in sufficently and put an anti-scuff sheet on it.

Get a Kookabura Kahuna Carnage, make sure its a carnage. There are differnt types of kahuna's, the carnage matches your description & ironicly its my new bat lol. When you get new bats, dont play with a new ball straight away it can get surface cracks. Make sure you knock it for about 8 hours even if its "pre-knocked in". So if you get your bat, it wouldnt be advised to use it for sunday, especially if you open.

So is Cricket big in the US then? Do you have like leagues ect?

iZeeshan
22nd August 2007, 23:02
Dont get the slazenger! If you are, make sure you oiled and knocked it in sufficently and put an anti-scuff sheet on it.

Get a Kookabura Kahuna Carnage, make sure its a carnage. There are differnt types of kahuna's, the carnage matches your description & ironicly its my new bat lol. When you get new bats, dont play with a new ball straight away it can get surface cracks. Make sure you knock it for about 8 hours even if its "pre-knocked in". So if you get your bat, it wouldnt be advised to use it for sunday, especially if you open.

So is Cricket big in the US then? Do you have like leagues ect?
Ok, thanks for the tips.

I al ready got the Slazenger SX Ultimate. I got a really good deal from a guy in Pakistan. It was $100. Normally $320 in stores. It is Pakistani so I am a lil worried, but I just hope everything works out ok. I sent him my best offer of $100 and he accepted.

I am not sure if its knocked or anything. Where can I get an anti-scuff sheet? Is it that tape thing that isn't very smooth that you put on the front blade?

Also, we do have leagues and I am trying to join one. We don't play with a regular cricket ball. Its a hard tennis ball (called Nivia), so I dunno if I acutally need any knocking in.

king_of_kings_ali
23rd August 2007, 02:51
Well scuff sheet is a see through plastic sheet, cheap about 3 but very effecient, stops surface cracks most bats already have it on.. Its not the honeycomb tape with little squares, that works too but try to get a scuff sheet. Try your local cricket shop or ebay: http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/KOOKABURRA-CRICKET-ANTI-SCUFF-SHEET-WITH-ARMOURTEC-EDGE_W0QQitemZ230144658544QQihZ013QQcategoryZ57261 QQrdZ1QQssPageNameZWD1VQQcmdZViewItem

If its not a cricket ball probably not, do you were pads? if so just get some one to give you some trow downs with an old ball so the bat will have had some knocking or use a mallet. Go on to the boundary sports site www.boundarysports.co.uk for some tips on bat care.

iZeeshan
23rd August 2007, 03:08
That site is really useful KOKA, thanks.

I will just put a cricket ball in a sock and do w/e ur supposed to do.

king_of_kings_ali
23rd August 2007, 03:09
When your on the B.S site top left corner click cricket, then on the left of the page near the top bat care, good tips on there.

http://boundarysports.com/section/index.php?section=cricket&action=batcare

So in the U.S are there many cricket shops? By the way, did you see Peitersons new cricket bat against India?

12thMan
23rd August 2007, 06:33
By the way, did you see Peitersons new cricket bat against India?
commentator said Woodworm Hard Drive 2.9 lbs??? I think Bell had the same sticker too

iZeeshan
23rd August 2007, 07:54
No, Ian Bell was using the Slazenger SXi Elite Pro.

Yea, I saw Petey's new bat. Its siiickkk

Monsee
23rd August 2007, 08:31
Desisport.com is one of the best and cheapest sites based in the USA for cricket equipment

Sher is listed at $169 right now and Zulfi at $119...

You can even call the guy on the phone and see what kind of bat he suggests

iZeeshan
23rd August 2007, 08:36
Desisport.com is one of the best and cheapest sites based in the USA for cricket equipment

Sher is listed at $169 right now and Zulfi at $119...

You can even call the guy on the phone and see what kind of bat he suggests
Yes Desisport is really cheap. I was going to buy from them until I made an incredibly stupid offer which turned out amazing.

king_of_kings_ali
23rd August 2007, 16:51
Yea, I saw Petey's new bat. Its siiickkk

Flintoffs got one too.



Yes Desisport is really cheap. I was going to buy from them until I made an incredibly stupid offer which turned out amazing.

You probably could of negotiated a cheaper price, with Pakistan shops they rarley have fixed prices and when the find out that your from abroad they notch the prices up, If he sold it you for $100 it meant that he would still have been making a profit or he wouldnt agree to it.

devang
20th September 2016, 13:27
Yes Desisport is really cheap. I was going to buy from them until I made an incredibly stupid offer which turned out amazing.


I agree with above comments , recently i bought a bat from desisports . before buying bat there i checked almost 15 websites and found them to be reasonably priced.

According to them their main plus point is they assure you to beat competitors price by 25% , they ask you to call them if you are not getting this deal and they will make sure you will get it as per their promise.

here is the link

www.desisport.com (http://desisport.com)