6 Most Expensive Cricket Bats 2022 by Popular Brands

Manufacturers worldwide have produced a top price willow across their range. We provide the most expensive cricket bats by six brands.

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“This willow is outstanding. The pick up up is really good."

Renowned brands from six different counties are famous for producing the most expensive cricket bats in 2022.

Some of these most expensive cricket bats are being used by players, featuring in international matches.

The most expensive cricket bats traditionally come from Australia, India, Pakistan and the United Kingdom. Since 1999, manufacturer from New Zealand and South Africa have also come on the horizon to make pricey willows.

Besides, selling at a high price tags, these bats are of high quality for players who seriously into cricket.

The bats come in varied weight categories, colours, shapes and sizes, subject to individual preference.

We take a closer look at the most expensive cricket bats of 2022 made by brands from six various countries.

Kookaburra Jos Buttler Players Replica 2022 – Australia

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This is one of the top expensive cricket bats hand made from premium English willow. Coming in green, this bat is a product of Australian company, Kookaburra Sport.

The hex grip of the bat is a favourite with Jos Butler. Profile with standard toe, pick up and performance makes this bat perfect for the modern era.

The mid blade is the sweet spot for this short hand oval high spine bat, which has a round edge profile and curvy face.

The weight range for this bat is between 2lbs 10 oz – 2lbs 10.5 oz. The bat costs a staggering £1050 pounds. There is also a Glenn Maxwell (AUS) replica version in the same price bracket.

Laver & Wood Signature 2022 – New Zealand

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This ranks as one of the most superior cricket bats made by Laver & Wood in New Zealand. The hand craft bat is of a player grade elite English willow.

The craftsmanship of this willow gives top performance and elegance when batting. The face of the bat is flawless with a spotless and unswerving minimum 8 grain formation.

The bat also provides good balance to a batsman when playing their shots to all parts of the ground.

In the past, Ricky Ponting (AUS) and Brian Lara (WI) have professionally come into the middle with a Laver & Wood bat. There can often be a waiting list for this bat, if one requires more than one..

This short handle bat is available in medium (2.10-2.12 lbs) weight. The bat is available to purchase between £800-820 pounds.

Gray Nicolls Legend Cricket Bat 2022 – UK

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The 2022 Gray Nicolls Legend Cricket Bat made in England is very classy. It is a premium English willow unbleached grade 1 bat, with a customary blade design.

This finest hand-crafted beauty with laser engraved branding, presents cosmetic quality and performance. It is ideal for all-round striking, with mid-blade being the sweet spot. Babar Azam (PAK) bats with a Gray Nicolls bat.

The semi oval bottom of the 12-piece handle gives a very professional feel, giving balance and comfort when picking it up. This is due its conclave creation.

The superlink optimising grip gives improvement control on the crease. The weight ranges from 2.8 to 2.10. This is one the most legendary expensive cricket bats up to the £800 pounds mark.

MRF Genius Game Changer Cricket Bat 2022 – India

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This is one of the best expensive cricket bats from India available in 2022. Former Indian cricket captain, Virat Kohli (IND) uses the MRF bat brand.

The willow on this bat is of A+ players’ grade. There is no doubt that it has one the most visually appealing willow out there.

Comfort and easy pick up are at the heart of its design. It is made with great artistry, reflecting excellence.

The bat features high quality 3D designed stickers engraved by laser. The short handle bat is available in light (2.6-2.9) and medium (2.9-2.12) weight.

The bat comes with a high grade padded cover. The bat cost ranges from £700-750 pounds depending on where you buy it from.

CA Legend Cricket Bat 2022 – Pakistan

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This is one of most supreme expensive cricket bats handcraft made in Pakistan from super English willow, with more 10 + straight 9+ grains. It is a world-class professional player bat, with excellent craftsmanship.

Special attention is noticeable in the sculpt of every corner and edge. The bat does not have a sticker, but instead has CA laser carving.

The CA Sports emblem is sealed on grip. A unique number is visible on the face of each bat. The toe guard part of the bat uses nothing less than Glass Protek Technology, which is good for all weather conditions.

The stylistic and innovative bat with exemplary weight balance is a creation for power hitters. Reviewing the bat through a YouTube video, Wasiq from Wasiq Sports says:

“This willow is outstanding. The pick up up is really good.”

This long lasting bat costs close to the £700 price point. Many international cricketers play the sport with a CA bat.

D&P Denim I Bat 2022 – South Africa

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This is one of the most coolest expensive cricket bats from South African based D&P Cricket. It is a premium Grade 1 English Willow handcraft bat, which allows for ultimate smashing power.

The bat is suitable for anyone who plays professionally or wants to have that professional feel. The short handle  bat comes pre-slicked & knocked-in. It also includes a toe guard and and anti-scuff.

The D&P bats are used by several South African players, with this one costing around £500 pounds.

There are many other expensive bats courtesy of various brands worldwide, with many from the same aforementioned countries.

Theses brand include Spartan Australia, Sanspareils Greenlands (SG) India, Gun & Moore (GM) UK, Malik Bats Pakistan and DSC Fearless India to name a few.

One notable omission is the SS Gunther (£1500, which comes as a pair of bats, made by Sareen Sports Industries India.

All the above bats may be expensive, but the durability on them will be outstanding if they are well looked after.

Cricket players can buy these bats from either their local sports shop or online via global ports.

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