By keeping some basic guidelines in mind, you can learn about how to hold a cricket bat. As holding a cricket bat is very similar to holding a baseball bat, those who have played baseball or softball in the past should easily be able to hold a cricket bat. As with other sports, it is important to practice holding a cricket bat in order to obtain a great degree of comfort. In some cases, cricket players may need to experiment with different bat sizes and weights in order to find the bat that works best for them.
- Place the less dominant hand on the bottom of the cricket bat handle, near the knob. Hold the bat with as firm of a grip as possible. In some cases, a batting glove may help athletes get a firmer grip on the bat.
- Place the more dominant hand on top of the less dominant hand, around the handle of cricket bat near the knob. Rotate the wrists so that the knuckles are stacked on top of each other.
- Practice holding and swinging a cricket bat. For some, this hand grip can be slightly uncomfortable, especially for those who have never held a cricket or other type of bat before. Be sure to hold the bat as much as possible in order to increase comfort and confidence.
- Adjust hand grip if needed. Players who have a very difficult time holding a cricket bat may need to rotate wrists slightly, so that knuckles are no longer stacked on top of each other. This hand grip is not ideal, and should be used as rarely as possible.