<a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/australia/">Australian</a> opener <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/david-warner/news/">David Warner</a> is meticulously preparing for the tougher battles ahead in the <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/series/icc-cricket-world-cup-2019-200898/">World Cup</a> by using a new device on his bat a sensor that stores important data like back lift angle and maximum bat speed. <p></p> <p></p>The International Cricket Council had approved the usage of bat sensor back in 2017 but save the Australian batsmen, not many have used it over the past two years. <p></p> <p></p>A Bengaluru based company named 'Smart Cricket' has introduced its version of sensor chip device 'Bat Sense' which Warner has been using to collate data to counter the likes of <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/jasprit-bumrah/news/">Jasprit Bumrah</a>. <p></p> <p></p>The sensor chip is fixed on the top of bat handle. Till the time batsman is batting, the data generated on the chip gets stored in a mobile app through 'cloud storage'. <p></p> <p></p>Warner's bat sensor has revealed some interesting insights about how he is doing his homework against Bumrah. <p></p> <p></p>For example, the optimum bat speed to counter a Bumrah Yorker, as per available data is 70-75 km but Warner is trying to lift his bat speed to 85 to 90 kmph. <p></p> <p></p>For a slinger like Bumrah, the angle of backlift, is expected to be around 120-125 degrees with the bat coming down from the first slip. But for Bhuvneshwar Kumar, the backlift needs to be in line with the keeper. <p></p> <p></p>For spinners, the backlift angle changes to 160 degrees minimum and can go up to 175 degrees. <p></p> <p></p>"Earlier, the coaches would depend on their natural instinct about angle of backlift or bat speed or the distance between the bat and body. I believe if accurate data can help coaches in guiding their players, then why not," former India keeper Deep Dasgupta, who is associated with the project, told PTI. <p></p> <p></p>Right now, the bat sensor usage is at a nascent stage where collating data is the primary objective. "The data that will be available is of primary nature. Once a large chunk of data is collected across a cross section of players, it can be suitably processed by the coaches. Then players can accordingly change their game as per the available data," said Dasgupta. <p></p> <p></p>As of now, none of the current India players are using the bat sensor, which could well be another game-changer in the near future.