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The 4 most unique bats in cricket history 

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#3 Dennis Lillee's Aluminium Bat

The aluminum bat was first used by Australian fast bowler Dennis Lillee in 1979
The aluminum bat was first used by Australian fast bowler Dennis Lillee in 1979

Dennis Lillee joined the elite list of players to have played with unique bats in the history when he used his combat aluminum cricket bat. He first used it on December 15, 1979, during the match between Australia and their old enemy England.

During the first Test of the Ashes Series at Perth, Australia was struggling at 232/8 on the first day with Lillee batting on 11. Next day in the early morning, Lillee came out to bat with a change in the bat’s willow as he carried a bat made from aluminum.

Lillee’s decision was questioned by his skipper himself as Aussie’s captain Greg Chappell had a fight with Lillee regarding this bat. Later on, the opposition team also opposed Lillee’s decision as the aluminum was damaging the grip of the ball. Hence the officials did not permit such kinds of bats on the ground from then on.

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