Kookaburra cricket bats are mainly manufactured from three types of willow such as poplar, Kashmiri willow and English willow.
In the early 1800s, the establishment of willow as a wood was began to make cricket bats. Today, a special hybrid type of cricket bat willow is cultivated for producing cricket bats.
It is very simple to care the cricket bats. The most important point is that the cricket bats cannot be stored in dry out areas or as in car boots or in a heat source. The bat should be kept in right spot which is cool , dry environment which allows them to take in a small amount of natural moisture.
Before using a cricket bat two process should be done to make the bats perfect.
Oiling process:-It is essential to keep in mind that is all cricket bats are affected from small surface of cracks over a period of time and this is normal for many cricket bats of any make. Oiling process should be done to prevent the wood from drying out. Oiling process make the bat soften. Raw Linseed Oil should be used to become the bat brittle. It requires the bat should be oiled with raw linseed oil which makes the bat brittle.
Knocking process:- Before use of every new bat knocking process should be requires. To prevent it from cracking and makes its long use. Knocking process should be done by using a Hardwood bat mallet. Hit the blade’s face of the cricket bat repeatedly for several hours. This process provides good performance than a ball mallet and also help in to increase the speed. Start by hitting the middle of the bat just hard enough to create a dent. During this process make sure that you are knocking every region of the blade and ensures that no stickers should be there while knocking and should be equally and concurrently knocked. Don’t knock-in the back of the cricket bat. The edges of blade should be rolls with the angle of 90 degrees. This process should be repeated, however each time it increases the pressure. When knocking in process has been completed, you have to check whether more oils should be required or not. When you have finished the first 2-3 hours, you can progress to using the bat for outfield practice and then in the nets against an old used high quality cricket ball. This should be practice in every three to four weeks.