Cricket bat knocking is a process that involves preparing a new cricket bat for use by compressing the fibers of the willow wood, which enhances its performance and durability.
Using a machine for cricket bat knocking can provide a consistent and controlled pressure, ensuring uniform compression throughout the bat.
After each stage, the bat is rotated to ensure even compression on all sides.
Once the knocking process is finished, the cricket bat is ready for use. However, it is still advisable to gradually introduce the bat to match play to allow the fibers to settle further and improve its performance.