Now introducing, a special bat for Twenty20, without the defensive shoulders/splice areas of the bat. Its revolutionary design supposedly lets you hit faster, harder, straighter, further – giving you more fours, more sixes, more boundaries. Stuart Law took it with him to play in Derbyshire’s first 20/20 of the season and now endorses it.
“The MCC Laws sub-committee has confirmed that the Mongoose bats are legal and allowed to be used in all levels of cricket. They conform to the new version of Law 6 and Appendix E, which came into force on 1st October 2008″
The bat has 33% shorter blade and 43% longer handle - making room for bigger sweet spot and more weight through thicker edges transferring more impact to the ball. Long handle makes the bat behave like a golf club giving the bat a serious torque. It is not good for shorter balls.
New Zealand's Lou Vincent has used the bat to good effect smashing 133 not out featuring 10 Sixes and 11 Fours this past week and 140 a week ago.