The CA SM-18 5 Star is made from Grade 1 English Willow and is endorsed by Pakistan star Shoaib Malik. The bat comes with thick edges and extra meat in the middle. It offers superb balance and pick-up. In fact, it feels 1-1.5oz lighter than the dead weight. Fitted with Toe Guard for extra protection. This is a must-have for any aspiring hard-hitting cricketer.
SWEET SPOT POSITION
Mid to Low: Want the best of both the worlds? This is suitable for players who like to play on the front foot but still want the benefits of a mid sweet spot. This will suit someone who does plays on synthetic wickets or pitches that do not bounce high.
Slight Bow: This is a combination of the traditional and large bow which is the most common when making a cricket bat. Indian sub-continental shapes are typically seen with a more pronounced bow enabling the sweet spot to be lower on the blade, ideal for play on slow and low pitches.
Big: Close to 40mm edges (for Senior Size), this bat has plenty of willows which makes it perfect for power hitting.
Full Spine: This bat is created to ensure a lightweight pickup with slight concaving to help control the weight. We would recommend this profile for a player who likes the spine running right through the toe and looking for a light bat with the sweet spot being positioned mid to high. Ideal for players who play of the back foot and enjoy using their wrists to pierce the field.
Semi-Flat: One of the latest trends in cricket bat faces was born from the need to add some durability to the edges of flat-faced bats. When prepared correctly semi-flat faces bring the benefits of slightly bigger edges, a wider sweet spot plus 'point and shoot' aiming of a flat face bat. A slight curve also allows the batsman to be confident when using the wrists to manipulate the face angle.
Round: Suitable for bottom hand dominant players looking for more freedom to use their wrists.
Semi Square Toe: The main reason for a Semi square toe is that it helps minimize damage from tapping at the crease and running in, as the toe is slightly offset.