Adidas are new to bat manufacturing, indeed this will be their first season, having first released bats in October 2008. Adidas cricket bats promise a lot.

There are three main Adidas bats, there’s the Adidas Libro bat, which is the lightest; there’s the Adidas Pellara bat, which features a long, low sweet spot; and finally there’s the Adidas Incurza bat, which is a heavier, more powerful bat.

Within each of these bat types, there are different grades relating to different standards of wood. These grades affect the price a great deal. The system’s fairly self-explanatory. The four grades are Club, County, Pro and Elite.

Kevin Pietersen now uses Adidas cricket bats, specifically the Adidas Pellara Elite.