Kookaburra Kahuna 2.0 Cricket Bat
Originally developed in collaboration with Ricky Ponting to suit his dynamic style of play, the Kahuna now has a new partner: England powerhouse Jos Buttler. Buttler’s input in the design of the bat has resulted in a few slight alterations to better suit the modern game. A slightly higher spine combines with big edges that extend further up the and down the bat, while the already minimal scalloping has been reduced to give an even fuller profile. The recognisable feel of the Kahuna with its significant bow and lightweight pickup remain, as does the curved face that Ponting used to love so much. So you can still hook and pull at will, in addition to producing all the outrageous shots Buttler demonstrates with regularity in T20 games. Squarer, more emphatic graphics in trademark Kahuna green complete the refresh, giving the 2021 Kahuna a modern look to suit a new generation of cricket.
From 90s classics such as the Bubble to Ricky Ponting’s favourite, the Kahuna, Kookaburra bats are ingrained in cricket culture around the world.
It’s easy to see why: not only are their bats of exceptional quality, they also have particularly classy branding, combining clean, modern styling with iconic colours and logos. Anyone using a Kookaburra bat inevitably looks good at the crease.
The Melbourne-based manufacturers have been in business for well over 100 years, originally under the name of company founder AG Thompson.
A saddler and harness-maker by trade, Thompson immigrated to Australia in 1888, set up shop in Brighton, and was quickly faced with a significant threat to his livelihood: the rise of the automobile. Seeing a decline in the demand for his usual wares as a result, he turned his leatherworking skills to making cricket balls. As a nod to Brighton’s native wildlife, he called them “Kookaburra”.
Aided by his sons, AG slowly but surely turned Kookaburra balls into a global brand. Eventually, the Kookaburra name became so well known that they’d use it for all their sporting goods, including bats, with the switch becoming official in 1990.
They remain a family-run company to this day, with multiple generations of Thompsons still involved, maintaining the focus on quality and craftsmanship that’s served them so well for so many years.
Please note that these are typical characteristics. While we work closely with our partner brands to provide the best bats for you, we are unable to guarantee a specific number of grains or the overall appearance of the willow on individual bats.
• Sweetspot: Mid-blade (215mm to 235mm from toe)
• Edge Profile: Rounded Edge – Thickness (35-38mm)
• Face Profile: Curved
• Spine Profile: Super Spine (64-68mm)
• Scallop: Slight Concave (1-2mm)
• Bow: Mid/Low-blade (11-12mm)
• Handle: Oval
• Grip: Vertex
• Weight Range: 2lb 8oz – 2lb 10oz
• Grade 2 unbleached English willow
• Naturally dried
• Kookaburra Pre-Prepared
- Quick Ref: 236896
- Man. Ref: 2A21132C
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