10 Best IXU Cricket Bats

Here is the list of the best IXU Cricket bats reviewed for 2023. View all the info on every bat that made a list to make an informed decision. 

IXU bats - Easy Comparison Guide

🏏IXU Cricket Bats✔️Type of Willow🔴Handle type🔥Toe type🏏Sweet Spot☑️Edge👍Weight (Grams)🔎Spine$Price👉Bat size
ENIGMAEnglish Willow (Grade 1 +)Semi-OvalSemi squareMid36-38mm1,190-1,21962-63mmFrom $ 634 (SH)3 to SH
NEXUSEnglish Willow (Grade1 )RoundSemi squareMid-High36-39mm1,105-116263-65mmFrom $485 (SH)3 to SH
AXONEnglish Willow(Grade 1-2)RoundSemi squareMid-Low32-33mm1,162-1,21963-64mmFrom $371 (SH)2 to SH

1. ENIGMA IXU bats

IXU bats Enigma: Mysterious, a conundrum for any opponent. Faf Du Plessis is batting with this IXU bat. He is making The IXU Bat brand visible all over the world.

Why can't you?

(As per the ICXU website)

Middle

Approximately 205mm to 215 mm from the toe

Edge Thickness

Approximately 36mm to 38mm

Edge Profile

Semi Rounded

Face Profile

Semi flat Face

Toe Profile

Semi flat /Square

Spine Height

Approximately 60 mm -62mm

Scallop

Approximately 0mm to 1mm

Bow

Standard

Handle

Semi- Oval handle with 4 spring rubber inserts in the handle handle

Grip

IXU Grip

Branded with their iconic IXU burn and reflective stickers gives elegance to this bat. The Enigma is a premium bat in their range. A mighty enforcer on a cricket pitch. It will make you feel victorious at the crease. You get that wider bat blade and light pick-up that will make your drive shots excel and allows for quick hands through the ball.

Play strokes all around the park and get those runs piling up on the scoreboard. The selected First Grade English Willow cleft is being used to create this masterpiece. The 5-layered spring handle is unique to the IXU brand as most other brands only have 3 rubber inserts in the handle. This is a huge benefit and advantage as the Shock absorption is absolute. The handle is rounded off with the unique IXU grip.

I get the feeling that the Bat Blade is wider; the ball will hit the sweet spot much easier. With the wider blade comes the higher Swell Position and spine. This entails a lot of solid wood behind the sweet spot of the bat.

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 ENIGMA IXU bats- A Scalloped and concave PROFILE SHAPE: In a way to maximize spine height, taking out willow from either side of the spine allows the spine to peak, without dramatically increasing unnecessary weight to the bat. The weight whilst keeping the essential depth and mass of wood through the bat’s core to ensure a light pick up of the bat. Scallops also maximize edge profile, reducing blade rotation in off-center hits. A well-scalloped bat made from high-quality willow is the hallmark of this cricket bat.

 ENIGMA IXU bats- A slight BOW: The regular bow found in the majority of modern cricket bats allows you to get your hands slightly ahead of the ball for ease of stroke play. It also helps the cricket bat feel more aggressive in your hands.

 ENIGMA IXU bats- A high SPINE HEIGHT: Often combined with big edges to create a forgiving bat with an extra wide hitting zone which still rewards striking the blade out of the very middle.

 ENIGMA IXU bats- A semi-flat FACE: Enhance the sweet spot on the blade with edges that are still rounded off and off-center strokes can also be timed to the boundary.

 ENIGMA IXU bats- Relative Edges: The edges are still big enough to assist with off-center hits.

 ENIGMA IXU bats- A Mid to low SWEET SPOT POSITION: A two-in-one setup that allows some favorability to players who like to hit down the ground but still want the benefits of a mid-sweet spot. Do you rarely find yourself on high-bouncing wickets? A synthetic wicket specialist? Or thinking about a tour of the subcontinent? Well, this sweet spot setup could really help some of your shots. Blast a straight drive through the inner field and you’ll know what we mean.

 ENIGMA IXU bats- Semi-Oval HANDLE TYPE: A happy medium between a Round and Oval Handle that brings the benefits of both oval & round handles. This shape assists alignment and weakens the bottom hand for more controlled stroke play as your top hand is more dominant and still allows for creative use of the bottom hand.

Enigma semi- oval handle.

 ENIGMA IXU bats- A semi-square TOE: The bat is fitted with a toe guard but might differ from bat supplier.

Sune Luus the current captain of the women Proteas Cricket team
Faf Du Plessis current captain of RCB in the IPL batting with an IXU Enigma
Donovan Ferreira playing with the Enigma Axon

2. NEXUS IXU bats

Score the runs with this powerful bat in your hands.  International quality personified. The Nexus bat is made from Selected First Grade English Willow. The edges are strong and durable. The huge hitting area allows for a large sweet spot and is ideal for players seeking the ultimate batting performance.

Middle

Approximately 235mm to 275 mm from the toe

Edge Thickness

Approximately 36mm to 39mm

Edge Profile

Semi Rounded

Face Profile

Semi-Flat

Toe Profile

Semi Square

Spine Height

Approximately 63 mm to 65 mm

Scallop

Approximately 1mm to 2mm

Bow

Distinct 

Handle

Oval

Grip

Pro-Lite grip 

The Nexus has more of a higher sweet spot than the Enigma. I will use this bat more on bouncy pitches.

NEXUS IXU bats- A scalloped PROFILE SHAPE: In a way to maximize spine height, taking out willow from either side of the spine allows the spine to peak, without dramatically increasing unnecessary weight to the bat. Scallops also maximize edge profile, reducing blade rotation in off-center hits. A well-scalloped bat made from high-quality willow is the hallmark of this cricket bat.

NEXUS IXU bats- A Slight BOW: this is a combination of the traditional and large bow which is the most common when making a cricket bat. You see the subcontinental shape in the bat with a more pronounced bow. This enables the sweet spot to be lower on the blade as well. It is advantageous for use on low pitches.

NEXUS IXU bats- High SPINE HEIGHT with a concave spine profile: This profile ensures a lighter pickup and a well-balanced bat. This profile is combined with big edges to create a forgiving bat with an extra wide hitting zone which still rewards striking the blade out of the very middle.

NEXUS IXU bats- Semi flat FACE profile: assists with better control of the bat, because of the flatter face.

NEXUS IXU bats- Big EDGES: The Big edges make for a forgiving and powerful cricket bat with a wider sweet spot.

NEXUS IXU bats- Mid to High SWEET SPOT POSITION: This sweet spot position is more beneficial for bouncy wickets. This bat will assist you a lot with cross-bat shots and back-foot strokes.

NEXUS IXU bats HANDLE TYPE

Nexus Round Handle.

NEXUS IXU bats- A semi-square TOE: GM bats have Toe Tek for toe protection. It is fitted with a toe guard.  The main reason for a Semi square toe is it helps minimize damage from tapping at the crease and running between the wickets with your bat, as the toe is slightly offset.

Andile playing with an IXU Nexus
Rynard playing wit an IXU Nexus.

3. AXON IXU bats

Branded with the iconic IXU Burn, swift Axon is expertly and individually handcrafted with a large hitting area and lower swell position.

Winsani batting with an Axon.

Middle

Approximately 210mm to 230mm from the toe

Edge Thickness

Approximately 38 mm to 40mm

Edge Profile

Semi rounded.

Face Profile

Semi Flat

Toe Profile

Semi Square

Spine Height

64mm-66mm

Scallop

Approximately 1mm to 2mm

Bow

Handle

Round

Grip

Pro lite Hex grip

With robust edges yet a light pick-up, you can control the crease and play with fortitude and promise. Branded with our iconic IXU Burn, our swift Axon is expertly and individually handcrafted with a large hitting area and lower swell position so you can get behind every stroke and play with power on the way to some winning totals. First Grade English Willow with a 5-layered spring handle – for absolute shock absorption. A Wider Bat Blade – find the sweet spot. Exclusive IXU Grip. Lower Swell Position. Reflective IXU Stickers

 

Heinrich Klaassen batting with a Axon

AXON IXU bats- Although lightweight the bat has massive power edges and an impressive swell position. This aids performance and allows for the full range of stroke play to be executed to the highest possible standard levels. This is a great bat for the lower-order batsman in my opinion.

 

AXON IXU bats- A light PROFILE SHAPE with a power arc face profile: the bat features a middle swell position and fuller back profile.

AXON IXU bats- A Traditional BOW: A little bow in this bat is resulting in a higher sweet spot that is ideal for bouncy pitches.

AXON IXU bats- A Medium SPINE HEIGHT: Often combined with big edges to create a forgiving bat with an extra wide hitting zone which still rewards striking the blade out of the very middle.

AXON IXU bats- A Semi Flat FACE: Enhance the sweet spot on the blade and off-center strokes can also be timed to the boundary. The edges are still slightly rounded to protect the edges. 

AXON IXU bats- Big EDGES: The big edges make for a forgiving and powerful cricket bat with a wider sweet spot.

AXON IXU bats- A Mid to low SWEET SPOT POSITION: A two-in-one setup that allows some favorability to players who like to hit down the ground but still want the benefits of a mid-sweet spot. Do you rarely find yourself on high-bouncing wickets? A synthetic wicket specialist? Or thinking about a tour of the subcontinent? Well, this sweet spot setup could really help some of your shots. Blast a straight drive through the inner field and you’ll know what we mean.

AXON IXU bats- Mid to High SWEET SPOT POSITION: This sweet spot position is more beneficial for bouncy wickets. This bat will assist you a lot with cross-bat shots and back-foot strokes.

Normal round handle

Axon round handle

AXON IXU bats- A Round HANDLE TYPE

AXON IXU bats- A semi-square to square TOE:

INTERNATIONAL PLAYERS PLAYING WITH IXU

Faf Du Plessis

FAF, captain and a player courageous. I can still remember that epic test in Australia where he dominated and won the test for South Africa. Schooled at Affies with AB De Villiers. He started playing for the first team already in Grade 9 when Kruger Van Wyk (He played for New Zealand as a Wicket Keeper batsman) was in Matric. He also played with Jaques Rudolph at Affies. He is the brand ambassador for the Enigma range. He is an innovative batsman that can score runs all-round the field. He has blossomed as an opening batsman in the T20 formats and tournaments across the globe. 

Faf Du Plessis Batting Stats

Sune' Luus

Sune' batted with DSC but signed a sponsorship with IXU for 2023. She is the captain of the South African women's Cricket team. She also is a quality leg spinner. Batting is actually her love and she bats in the middle order for South Africa. She plays in a lot of t20 tournaments across the world.

 

Sune' Luus Batting Stats

Andile Phehlukwayo

An allrounder for South Africa. He is a power hitter. He hits the ball with an IXU Bat in hand.

Andile Phehlukwayo Batting Stats

Heinrich Klaassen

A Hard hitting Wicket keeper Batsman. He makes a lot of teams currently just on his batting alone. He can hit the ball a far way with an Axon IXu bat in hand.

Heinrich Klaassen Batting Stats

Conclusion

This bats are manufactured with class and precision. One of the leading manufacturers of Cricket Bats outside off India. Huge range available in English willow and Kashmir Willow for junior and beginner cricketers, more competitive cricket players and professional cricketers. Prices are expensive, bat the entry bat ranges are really affordable. Remember you pay for what you get.

Return policyWarranty and Guarantees

The different Brand suppliers have different return policies. Normally there is no warranty or guarantee on cricket bats. The reason is the nature of the game called Cricket.

Some companies and online suppliers can have their own rules regarding the first week of purchase. The return of the product might be possible if you are not satisfied with the bat or product and the product is still in sellable condition. That will depend on the specific store and supplier.

There can be mishaps with the online shopping experience is great in terms of range, price and delivery.

 I bought an item from your website. But this is not what I want. Can I give it back?

Yes, you can. However, there might be limitations to accepting back-sold goods. The date of delivery and the date of return should not be more than 7 days apart.

 Returned items need to be in an unused state along with all the product tags and labels intact.

  • What do I do? I received a broken/damaged item.

Cricket Equipment suppliers will have their own procedures they would follow.

I would suggest making sure that you check the return policy and procedures before you buy a Cricket Item online.

Disclaimer: This article is only my opinion on the specific bat Brand. I can’t be held responsible for the wrong bats purchased.

References

IXU Sport, www.sportskeeda.com, bestcricketstore.com and www.cricketershop.com, Facebook for pictures, ESPN Cric info and free Wikipedia encyclopedia. All Rounder Cricket – Cricket Equipment and Cricket Bats Store, facebook.com for pictures, https://photos.google.com/,https://www.espncricinfo.com, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page, Amazon.com. Online Shopping site in India: Shop Online for Mobiles, Books, Watches, Shoes and More – Amazon.in,www.playwiththebest.com,  height=”1″ alt=”” />

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