Cricket bat and Shape

A cricket bat is worn by batsmen in the sport of cricket. It is typically made of willow wood. This specialized bat is shaped something like a paddle, consisting of a padded handle similar to - but sturdier than - that of a tennis racquet, which is typically cylindrical in shape. This widens into the blade of the bat, a wider wooden block flat on one side and with a V-shaped edge on the other to provide greater air flow in the follow through and greater strength to the over-all bat. The flat side (the front of the bat) is used to punch the ball. The point at which the handle widens into the blade is known as the shoulder of the bat, and the base of the blade is known as the toe of the bat.