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From October 1 Dhoni, Gayle & Warner May Have To Change Their Bats

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| July 19 , 2017 , 12:21 IST

ICC is set to revise the thickness of the bats that are currently being used by the batsmen around the world. The thickness of the bat from first of October will be limited to 40 mm under the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) guidelines issued in March this year, meaning these cricketers will all need new bats.

Batsmen like Dhoni, Gayle, Pollard and Warner will have to change their bats as they all are using  50mm edges that help them to smash the bowlers to all parts of the park, especially in the shorter versions of the game.

Although there are a few exceptions like Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Steve Smith and Joe Root are some of the batsmen who will not have to change their bats as they are already using bats with edges less than 40mm.

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Dhoni currently uses the heaviest bat with a total weight between 1250gm to 1300gm bat in the Indian Cricket Team, with the middle being more than 12 inches, which starts from four inches above the bottom of the bat to 16 inches.

Another big hitter, Yuvraj Singh, too uses a bat with a range of 1160gm to 1180 gm. He has a 10-inch sweet point, which starts from 6 inches above the bottom of the bat.

According to the specification, bats will also be limited to 108mm in width and 67mm in depth, apart from the 40mm edges.