New 'Mongoose' bat could revolutionise the way 20-20 is played

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Wellington, Jan.19 (ANI): The new "Mongoose" bat developed by advertising guru Marcus Codrington Fernandez, could revolutionise the way Twenty20 cricket is played in the near future, experts feel.

The bat combines a pygmy blade with a long handle, and is seen as the single most radical change to cricket equipment since 1771.

The theory is that the wood at the top of the bat is wasted in Twenty20 cricket, as there was not a great deal of need for the back-foot defence. Instead the splice is integrated into the handle and the weight shifts down the bat, so much so that even yorkers that hit the toe of the bat can be hit for four.

"There's certainly more bat-speed and power going through the ball with the bat, feel players like Lou Vincent. (ANI)

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