Adidas Cricket Bats | Range 2022

Posted by Cricket Store Online on 11th May 2022

Adidas Cricket Bats | Range 2022

Adidas Cricket Bats Range 2022

Adidas’ 2022 range of Cricket bats are finally here with us on Cricket Store Online. This range features new models and designs for high-quality and premium English willow cricket bats that are designed for modern style and gameplay. Adidas is known to manufacture bats that deliver phenomenal power and performance through their huge sweet spot and thick edges.

In this article, we will review the newly released range of Adidas cricket bats for 2022. There are 3 major lineups in the 2022 range starting with Adidas Incurza, Adidas Pellara, and Adidas XT. Let’s take a closer look at each bat and how they differ in terms of design, build, and gameplay.

Adidas INCURZA GOLD LE Cricket Bat 2022

Adidas Incurza Gold LE is a limited edition cricket bat in the lineup. This is a player’s edition cricket bat that is featured by English players such as Jofra Archer and Tom Banton. Incurza Gold LE is made from top quality grade 1 English willow which means that you can expect 10-12 evenly spaced and straight grains on the bat face without worrying about any blemishes or marks.

Unlike other Incurza bats in the 2022 range, Gold LE features a very thick and curved toe profile that provides the bat with a little bit of an extra length and hard sound when you knock the bat onto the ground. This bat features a full profile with little concaving to increase the sweet spot. Edge thickness is massive alongside a slight shave-off on the sides of the spine to reduce weight and increase aerodynamics. Surprisingly, this bat has a thicker toe profile and spine height which makes the Incurza Gold LE a perfect bat for aggressive gameplay and decent shock absorption.

In short, Adidas Incurza Gold LE is made for batsmen who love to hit hard. This bat weighs 2.10-11 but feels lighter than that. Thanks to Adidas’s highly thoughtful design and balance their bats always feel lighter and offer easy pickup as compared to other competitors. Watch our complete video review here.

Willow Grade          Grade 1+
Handle          Sweetspot
Edge Thickness          40mm
Weight          2lbs 10oz
Sweetspot          Huge Mid Spot 

Adidas INCURZA 1.0 Cricket Bat 2022

Adidas Incurza 1.0 is the top-of-the-line bat from the Adidas Incurza series. Adidas has 4 different models from the Incurza lineup from Incurza 1.0 to Incurza 4.0. The Incurza 1.0 features a bold and contrasting black and orange color on its branding stickers and a white handle grip. The branding is pretty modern and stylish which is also a signature part of Adidas bats every year.

This bat is very different from the Incurza Gold LE in terms of build and design. Unlike the Gold LE, this bat has a squared duckbill toe profile that is also thinner than Gold LE. In other notable differences, the bat's face is pretty flat and has thick curved edges. A slight shave-off has been done on the sides of the spine to reduce weight in the lower part of the bat and increase pick-up. The mid-low sweet spot provides an excellent opportunity for dynamic gameplay. For the complete review, watch our video on Youtube.

Willow Grade                   Grade 1
Edge Thickness                38-40mm
Handle                Round Handle
Weight               2lbs 10oz
Sweetspot                Mid-Low Spot

Adidas INCURZA 2.0 Cricket Bat 2022

Adidas Incurza 2.0 is slightly different from Incurza 1.0 in terms of design and build. The first major difference is that Incurza 2.0 comes with a grade 2 English willow which means around 7-8 straight grains can be expected on the bat's face. The second difference is the color and branding. Incurza 2.0 comes in an acid-yellow accent that contrasts with bold black as compared to the orange color of Incurza 1.0.

Coming down to the build, this bat has a squared duckbill shape toe profile similar o Incurza 1.0. This bat has a mid-sweet spot which is ideal for strokes both on the front foot and the back foot. Very slight scalloping has been done on the sides of the rounded spine which reduces the spine height of the bat and makes it look thinner. This has been done to reduce the weight. The bat face has no concaving in the surface and is flat. This means a lower ping as compared to Incurza 1.0 or Incurza Gold LE. Overall, you can expect some great stroking performance from this bat if you have a mid-range budget.

Willow Grade               Grade 2
Edge Thickness          38-40mm
HandleRound Handle
Weight2lbs 10oz
Swet SpotMid Sweet Sot

Adidas INCURZA 3.0 Cricket Bat 2022

Adidas Incurza 3.0 is almost similar to Incuza 1.0 in terms of build and design. The only major difference is the willow quality. Grade 3 English willow has been used in this one.

Willow Grade          Grade 3
Edge Thickness  38mm
HandleRound Handle
Weight2 lbs 10 oz
Sweet SpotMid Sweet Spot

Adidas INCURZA 4.0 Cricket Bat 2022

Incurza 4.0 comes with a grade 4 English willow and is relatively cheap. The best choice for players with a limited budget but want a willow that can make them aggressive runs.

Willow Grade               Grade 3
Edge Thickness38-40mm
HandleRound Handle
Weight2lbs 10oz
Sweet SpotMid Sweet Spot

Adidas XT Elite Cricket Bat 2022

The Adidas XT Elite is the player bat in the Adidas 2022 bats range. It is the highest quality bat in the lineup that features a premium quality grade 1+ English willow reserved for the finest 1% bats. That means you can expect to find 11-12 even and straight grains on the bat's face. The XT Elite comes in white and black color branding with XT and Adidas labeling on the bat face and a dual-tone handle grip.

This bat has a full profile with thick and sharp edges (approx 38mm) that meet a sharp spine of 64mm height. A little scalloping/shaving off has been done on the sides of the spine to reduce the weight of the bat that already sits at 2 lbs 10 oz. Although this bat has a mid-range weight, it feels lighter than 2lbs 10oz due to Adidas’s thoughtful bat design and weight balance techniques.

The spine meets the toe of the bat which is very thick as compared to other bats in the range. This has been done to improve shock absorption and increase the sweet spot. This curved toe profile bat matches the need of a professional batter who likes to make consistent runs through their dynamic gameplay of passive-aggressive shots. For the complete review, watch our video on Youtube.

Willow Grade          Grade 1+
Edge Thickness38mm
HandleRound Handle
Weight2lbs 10oz
Sweet SpotHuge Mid-Low Sweet Spot

Adidas XT 1.0 Cricket Bat 2022

Adidas XT 1.0 is the top quality bat in the Adidas XT lineup in terms of English willow quality. This bat comes in various colors such as grey and black, red and black, and even white and black. All the bats have grade 1 quality English willow.

Unlike the player bats of these lineup with a thick bottom, Adidas 1.0-5.0 bats come with a duckbill toe profile with a thick bottom. The spine is a little bit lower on this bat and has a height of around 63mm. This bat can have anywhere from 10 to 12 even grains on the face. Like other Adidas bats, XT 1.0 also has a solid spring bounce with a hard ping sound. This makes these bats comfortable and prone to shocks during the hitting.

This bat has a sweet spot in the lower part of the bat to play those aggressive front foot shots. The bat's shoulders are still thick enough to contain the shock generated from late cuts and pull shots. These features make this bat a really great choice for players who don’t want to spend too much on the player bats. For the complete review, watch our video on Youtube.

Willow Grade          Grade 1
Edge Thickness36mm
HandleRound Handle
Weight2lbs 10oz
Sweet SpotHuge Low Sweet Spot

Adidas XT 2.0 Cricket Bat 2022

XT 2.0 is made from grade 2 English willow and comes in blue accent color paired with a touch of black. 7 to 8 grains are expected on the face. For the complete review, watch our video on Youtube.

Willow Grade          Grade 2
Edge Thickness38-40mm
HandleRound Handle
Weight2lbs 10oz
Sweet SpotMid Sweet Spot

Adidas XT 3.0 Cricket Bat 2022

Adidas XT 3.0 is available in red color just like XT 1.0. It is similar in all aspects except the grade 3 English Willow with minor blemishes and lower grains. For the complete review, watch our video on Youtube.

Willow Grade          Grade 3
Edge Thickness38-40mm
HandleRound Handle
Weight2lbs 10oz
Sweet SpotLow Sweet Spot

Adidas XT BLACK 4.0 Cricket Bat 2022

Adidas XT black 4.0 is rare to find a bat in terms of design and color. It is a great bat when it comes to appearance and contains a grade 4 English willow. The overall design of the bat is similar to other bats from the lineup.

Willow Grade          Grade 4
Edge Thickness38-40mm
HandleRound Handle
Weight2lbs 10oz
Sweet SpotLow Sweet Spot

Adidas Pellara 1.0 Cricket Bat 2022

Adidas Pellara is one of the 3 lineups in the 2022 bats range. Adidas Pellara is a batting lineup for players who like to stick to the crease and score long runs through their consistent and dynamic gameplay. Pellara 1.0 is a bat for stroking gameplay while still providing enough pick-up for hitting a six when needed.

Adidas Pellara 1.0 comes with a grade 1 English willow just like all other 1.0 bats. Beautiful silver and black color branding on the bat makes it attractive and beast-looking. A 9-piece cane round handle with a dual-tone grip is used on Pellara just like Adidas XT bats.

In terms of build, Adidas Pellara bats have a low spine with a height of about 66mm. Scalloping on the sides of the spine reduces the weight offering a lighter pickup. The toe profile is round and thick and the bat offers a spring bounce on the ball. It means that making runs from Pellara is easier.

Willow Grade              Grade 1
Edge Thickness36mm
HandleRound Handle
Weight2lbs 10oz
Sweet SpotHuge Low Sweet Spot

Adidas Pellara 2.0 Cricket Bat 2022

Adidas Pellara 2.0 comes with a grade 2 English willow with about 7-8 straight grains.

Willow Grade          Grade 2
Edge Thickness36mm
HandleRound Handle
Weight2lbs 10oz
Sweet SpotHuge Low Sweet Spot

Adidas Pellara 3.0 Cricket Bat 2022

Adidas Pellara 3.0 is similar to other bats and has a grade 3 English willow with about 6 grains.

Willow Grade          Grade 3
Edge Thickness36mm
HandleRound Handle
Weight2lbs 10oz
Sweet SpotHuge Low Sweet Spot

Adidas Pellara 4.0 Cricket Bat 2022

Adidas Pellara 4.0 comes with a grade 4 English willow with about 5 or more straight grains.

Willow Grade          Grade 4
Edge Thickness36mm
HandleRound Handle
Weight2lbs 10oz
Sweet SpotHuge Low Sweet Spot

Adidas Pellara 5.0 Cricket Bat 2022

Adidas Pellara 5.0 is the lowest quality bat in terms of willow. Nonetheless, it is a great option for low-budget players and has the same specs as Pellara 1.0.

Willow Grade          Grade 5
Edge Thickness36mm
HandleRound Handle
Weight2lbs 10oz
Sweet SpotHuge Low Sweet Spot

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Which bat is Adidias Player bat in the 2022 range?

  1. Adidas has 2 player bats in the 2022 bats range. Adidas XT Elite and Adidas Incurza Gold LE are the 2 highest quality grade 1+ English willow bats that are endorsed by international cricket players.

Q. Are Adidas Bats good for aggressive gameplay?

  1. Adidas bats are the first choice for batsmen who love aggressive gameplay. Pick any bat from Adidas and it will outperform others when it comes to aggressive gameplay. There are 2 main reasons for this. One is that Adidas’s weight balance on their bats is phenomenal. A bat that weighs 2 lbs 10oz only feels like a 2lb 8oz and hence offers a lighter and faster pickup. Secondly, Adidas willow offers a spring bounce on the wood and gives a hard ping. It means that you can time the ball nicely and see it go out of the stands with ease.

Q. Which players use Adidas cricket bats?

  1. Stuart Broad, Jofra Archer, David Willey, and Liam Livingstone are some prominent names in English cricket who have endorsed Adidas cricket bats.

Q. Are Adidas bats good for professional cricket?

  1. Adidas bats are made with professional standards in mind. The spring bounce, hard ping, and broad edges on the blade make Adidas bats one of the perfect in the competition. They are known for their aggressive playing style and spring bounce on willow which makes it easier to time the ball and enhance placement accuracy.

Q. Has Adidas discontinued making cricket bats?

  1. There is recent news that Adidas is getting out of some cricket gear including bats and batting pads. This means that these bats might be one of the last ones we see from Adidas. Although their bats are really good in terms of quality and performance, Adidas bats are getting discontinued. So this might be the perfect time to use these bats before they disappear.

Specifications table

Cricket BatSweet SpotEdgeWeightSpine
Adidas Incurza Gold LE          Mid-Low                40mm               2.10lbs                63mm           
Adidas Incurza 1.0Mid-Low40mm2.10lbs62mm
Adidas Incurza 2.0Mid-Low40mm2.1060mm
Adidas XT EliteMid-Low40mm2.10lbs64mm
Adidas XT 1.0Low40mm2.10lbs60-63mm
Adidas XT 2.0Low40mm2.10lbs60-63mm
Adidas XT 3.0Low40mm2.10lbs60-63mm
Adidas XT Black 4.0Low40mm2.10lbs60-63mm
Adidas Pellara 1.0Huge Low40mm2.10lbs62mm
Adidas Pellara 4.0Huge Low40mm2.10lbs62mm
Adidas Pellara 5.0Huge Low40mm2.10lbs61mm

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Note: Adidas bats are not perfect in making. Their spine height, edge thickness, and other measurements can vary from bat to bat even in the same models. So slight variance can be expected.

Conclusion

Adidas bats are good in terms of gameplay and performance but if you compare them to major manufacturers such as Kookaburra or SS, they are not perfect in build quality. You can find some blemishes and other spots in the bat face and differences in edge thickness of bats from the same lineup. Other than that, all the bats are extremely light in the pickup, and have excellent weight distribution and spring bounce.


If you are a player who can utilize the style and bounce of Adidas bats, don’t miss the opportunity. Buy your bat at Cricket Store Online today.