Steve Smith has the most in demand bat

Bats are a big expenditure for any cricketer and knowing which one to get is a big decision. The pull of a high profile batsman scoring runs certainly makes bats more popular with shoppers.

We’ve already seen significant increases in popularity for Steve Smith’s New Balance DC 1080, after his fantastic start with the bat on a big stage like the Ashes.

New Balance dominate the top spots with 2 of the top 5 most wanted bats of the series. This could’ve been 3 if they didn’t drop Ben Stokes from their sponsorship back in 2017.

We tracked big spikes in demand for Ben Stoke’s GM bat after his brilliant summer with the World Cup performances. The Durham man is already odds on favourite to win BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2019.

It seems quite a miss step from New Balance to drop Ben Stokes, when they have done well signing up big talent in past few years.


Major events in cricket like the World Cup & Ashes have a big impact on shopping trends for cricket equipment.

We’ve tracked online demand for crickets xanax buy on line bats used in this year’s Ashes and compiled a top 5.

Top 5 Ashes bats

1) New Balance DC 1080
RRP: £500
Used by: Steve Smith (Australia)
Runs scored in the series using the bat: 286

2) New Balance TC 1260
RRP: £495
Used by: Rory Burns (England), Joe Root (England)
Runs scored in the series using the bat: 190

3) Kookaburra Kahuna Pro
RRP: £599
Used by: Jos Buttler (England), Peter Siddle (Australia) & Tim Paine (Australia)
Runs scored in the series using the bat: 89

4) Gray-Nicolls Pro Performance
RRP: £499
Used by: Jonny Bairstow (England)
Runs scored in the series using the bat: 14

5) Gunn & Moore Phase II DXM Players Edition
RRP: £650
Used by: Ben Stokes (England)
Runs scored in the series using the bat: 56

Surprisingly, the top 2 bats are both New Balance, whilst more established brands appear further down the order.

Off the back of the World Cup, England’s bats appear heavily in the list, but it’s Australia’s Steve Smith whose bat takes the number one spot. During his 11 hours at the crease, demand for the New Balance DC 1080 increased by 121% in the UK.

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