Cricket has been called a gentleman's game, because it has always been associated with values such as fair play and respect for other teammates. The sport has evolved over the years and has become more competitive and more fast paced. T-20 is a new format that was introduced not too far back and it has readily gained a lot of acceptance. The game consists of only 20 overs and whichever team scores more is the winner. 

Cricket thrives on technique, precision, and above all there has to be a team strategy in place. The strategy can be changed as the match progresses depending on the performance of the players or the team. Individual performance of a batsmen or a bowler is of great significance as it contributes to the overall team performance and eventually affects the outcome of a match. 

Impact of Cricket Bat Weight on Batting Style

Among other factors that contribute to a player's performance, the weight of the cricket also has an impact on the game. One must understand that just as cricket bats have different sizes they also have different weights which can impact your performance and style of playing. Choose the cricket bat weight that you feel is comfortable enough for you to run with and score those shots that you desire. Cricket bat weights can range anywhere from 2.5 to 3 pounds (1.1 to 1.4 kilograms). If you get a bat that is too heavy, you won’t be able to lift it up and run easily between the wickets. Cricket bat weight affects a player's batting style and will also influence their maneuverability while on the crease.  

Heavy Bat Weight VS Light Bat Weight

When you are selecting a bat you must find one that is easy for you to balance. A heavy bat may hinder your performance, but it is also true that it generates more power so you can hit some big shots, but with a heavy bat running between the wickets can be tiresome, also lifting it up to hit sixes and fours can be very draining for a batsman. Imagine playing a test match with a heavy bat and you will soon wear out. Using heavier bats increases the risk of injuries. Therefore your bat weight must suit your batting style, your physique, size and skill level as a player. 

Another important factor is the duration of the match and the playing conditions. If it is a T20 match then a heavier bat might do the trick because you have to score more in a short duration, but it won't be as beneficial in a test match. 

As compared to a heavy bat, a light weight one will offer you greater maneuverability and make it easier for the player to move around as it allows you to be more agile. At the initial phase, when players are at the beginning of their careers or just training a light weight bat must be selected, but individual preferences also come into play. For example Sachin Tendulkar always used heavier bats because he believed using a lighter one affected his timing. Remember, the bat weight that gives you better control is the bat for you. 

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