The equipment used in any sport will be changing and evolving all the time. With some sports, you will barely notice the transition until many years down the line, but with others the changes are significant in nature, making it extremely obvious that the game, much like a living breathing organism, is growing and maturing constantly.
With cricket, the changes are a lot more subtle when compared to many other sports, but these changes are happening all the time. And, as with any sport, the right equipment is going to be vital in ensuring that one can get the most out of the game.
The biggest change that cricketers are likely to experience in the game during their lives will be changes to the humble cricket bat. Yet, many do not consider just how regularly bats are changing, and in turn often fail to progress their own skills as quickly or as effectively as they should.
As technology changes and improves, so does the ability for companies to make bats that are bigger and more effective without them being heavier. As such, whilst it may seem that those who are using newer and larger bats are going to be hindered when running or even when wielding their bats, in reality, these lightweight but strong cricket bats will simply allow them to get more power and accuracy without the bat being any more unwieldy than a traditional one. In fact, in many cases, newer bats are even lighter than their predecessors, making it even easier for individuals to swing for the ball and even more likely that they will be able to chalk up runs.
So even though bats may not look much different to the way they did 50 or even 100 years ago, they are constantly changing, and those who want to get the most from their game should constantly be looking at new bats and how such equipment could improve their game.