Sunil Gavaskar preferred his bat to be comfortable and easy on the wrists. Virender Sehwag picks a bat, which sounds perfect when a cricket ball hits its middle. Rahul Dravid looks for balance in a bat. What's important for you when picking a bat? Is it comfort? Feel? Balance? It could even be something else entirely.
Although we manufacture everything that a cricketer needs, SG is famous most of all for its bats because some of the most well known batsmen use and recommend them. But that's not the only reason. SG bats are developed—like our other cricket gear—with the help of a panel of first-class and international cricketers. Which means that you are guaranteed to find an SG bat that feels like it was made just for you. At SG we are as crazy about the game as you are. Which is why we also make our bats by hand. We also air-dry the willow that we use to make our bats. If you are a Sehwag, Dravid or Raina, you wouldn't want it any other way. The air-drying locks in the right amount of moisture. The result? “Confidence, different sound, extra punch, good balance, and good feel,” says former India Under-19 player Manan Sharma. SG's factory—the largest of its kind in the world—uses English and Kashmir willows to create bats for both the gully greats and the Team India master blasters.
He stands just 5' 5” tall in his socks. But he might as well be a giant among men for millions of fans all over the cricketing world.
Although he hung up his batting gloves way back in 1987, he remains a respected face and voice on the international cricket circuit. From 1971 to 1987, he averaged 51.12 in tests and 35.13 in one-dayers. An opening batsman unlike any other, he was the first in the history of the game to score 10,000 runs. The bat he used was an SG.
SG's Legend Series celebrates the cricketing life of the one and only Sunil “Sunny” Manohar Gavaskar.
What a cricketer! And what a bat!
A Legend Series SG bat is made from some of the finest English willow you can get your hands on. The willow does not become an SG bat unless it has been controlled air-dried. Air-drying helps lock in the moisture. And makes our handmade bats sound great, feel great and help you play like a champion.
He is the Mr. Reliable of test cricket.
This batsman is one of the pillars of Indian cricket. One of the last gentlemen in the gentleman's game. India might never produce a test player of his caliber ever again. With his batting average in the mid-fifties, he is the kind of senior player that no world-class test-eleven can do without. Scoring 95 on his test debut, he has gone on to successfully adapt himself to all other formats of the game. With more than 20,000 runs in both forms of the game backing him up, this classical batsmen continues to challenge himself and the record books.
This by-the-book batsman has an endless supply of both stamina and patience. Ask the opposition. Or the millions of fans. They call him “The Wall”. If there's one lesson that a batsman—or any cricketer—can learn from Rahul Sharad Dravid, it's this. There is nothing that you can't do if you put your mind to it.
The SG Wall Series is inspired by Dravid and designed for never-say-die batsmen like him.
It's either hit out or get out for him . . . or so it seems. Love him or hate him, but you can't ignore this blindingly brilliant batsman. He made his test debut in 2001 and went on to score what would be only the first of many centuries. He was the first Indian ever to reach the 300 mark. And he is a man in a hurry. No one in the history of the 5-day game has scored as many runs faster than the free-spirited “Nawab of Najafgarh”.
SG's Dasher Series of bats is a standing ovation to our very own Virender Sehwag.
If you or a loved one hero-worship or naturally play like him, a Dasher Series bat is all you need to send the competition packing. There are two English willow bats in the Dasher Series. The letters 'V' and 'S' are of course the initials of the “Nawab”. The '319' immortalizes Sehwag's highest test score.
They are armed to the teeth with an aggressive take-the-war-to-the-enemy attitude.
They are the new breed of batsmen who have taken the cricketing world by storm.
In Twenty20s, it is the young guns like Suresh Raina who have almost overnight become the game changers. This 20-something southpaw averages around the mid-30s in the newest format of the gentleman's game. But Raina is far from a “gentle” man to many of the bowlers he faces.
If you count yourself or your loved one among these restless batsmen, the SG Aggressor Series will blow you away.
Did you know that the English introduced the willow tree to Kashmir in the late 1920s?
The Kashmir willow has been used to make cricket bats only since the 1970s.
Bats made from the Kashmir willow are often mistakenly considered inferior to those made from the English variety. Only insiders know that Kashmir willow bats can be just as durable, balanced and reliable as the English willow bats. One huge advantage of Kashmir willow bats is the price. Unlike the English variety, Kashmir willow bats are extremely affordable.
SG uses only the best variety of Kashmir willow one can find. The Kashmir willow we use is the type that has been allowed to mature for many years after it was planted. After the tree is harvested, the wood is treated the same way we treat our imported English willow.
One of the most important steps in the bat-making process at SG is air-drying. No other maker of cricket bats in the world bothers to do this.
SG's Kashmir willow range of bats is ideal for school, college and corporate batsmen cricketers.