Blizzard rapt with Batwrap impact
This summer is going to be the most colourful one yet with the new never-seen-before Bat Wrap technology
22 December 2017, 04:15 PM AEST
The KFC BBL and Rebel WBBL are set to be the most colourful editions of the tournament with the introduction of the revolutionary Batwrap.
The never-before-seen Batwrap adds extra colour by encasing a player’s bat with their team colours.
Ambassador Aiden Blizzard has even credited the innovative technology with helping the Sydney Thunder to get over the line in the final over in the nail-biting Sydney Derby.
.@aidenblizzard was happy with his new bat wrap last night and it did the job! 👍🏼 #ThunderNation pic.twitter.com/N3WquXYyUK— Sydney Thunder (@ThunderBBL) December 20, 2017
“It’s a great innovation that’s been bought into cricket,” Blizzard said.
“It looks great and it has definitely revolutionised cricket bats, that’s for sure.”
The Batwrap went through extensive testing and fine tuning before the product was put up for sale.
Blizzard, his Thunder teammate Alex Carey and retired paceman Shaun Tait were all involved in the testing process to make sure the new equipment was perfect for the Big Bash competitions.
Testing out the materials took plenty of work in the nets, with wraps having to withstand a barrage of at least 120 balls.
“Kids are going to love it so I was happy to get around the testing process,” Blizzard said.
“It was so great to use it batting in those last couple of overs against the Sixers, and more players are going to get around it.”
Hi Guys! Check out these awesome @StarsBBL @batwraps just in time for Christmas (available online) https://t.co/cTxToJlgrb #Batwraps#UnleashTheLegend #WBBL03#MelbourneStars#TeamGreen pic.twitter.com/QyjE5xTP8c— Mignon du Preez (@MdpMinx22) December 15, 2017
“This is just the beginning and I’m sure it’s going to take off.”
The wrap is made from ‘state of the art lightweight materials’ that won’t affect the bats surface or performance.
Better still, the wrap is very easy to apply, all you need is a cricket bat, a Batwrap in your team's colours and a kettle of boiling water.
Plenty of Rebel WBBL players have already been sporting the Bat Wrap during the season including Alex Blackwell, Mignon du Preez and Stefanie Taylor.
New number 3 for tonight @HurricanesBBL? 😏 #BBL07 pic.twitter.com/hhbUkVJwGT— TEN Sport (@tensporttv) December 21, 2017
Ricky Ponting has even been seen wielding the hot new item after being gifted a Hobart Hurricanes wrapped bat from his former club.
With the BBL just getting underway expect to see more colour out in the middle when more players start to get on board the Batwrap bandwagon.