The reason why big hitters like Chris Gayle, Kieron Pollard, MS Dhoni will have to change their bats

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Big hitters like Chris Gayle, Kieron Pollard, MS Dhoni and David Warner will have to change their bats before mauling the best bowlers in the world ahead of 1st October 2017.

The thick edges of their bats, which are loaded with wood towards the bottom, will now be limited to within 40 mm under the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) guidelines issued in March this year, meaning these cricketers will all need new bats and will have to rethink of changing their strategies while batting.

Starting from Gayle to Dhoni, all these batsmen have been using 50 mm edges that helped them to bash bowlers out of the park, especially in the limited overs format.

Pollard has already changed bats and he told the reporters during IPL 2017 that it made no sense to wait until October.