I'm Paul from West Wales. How are you all? I hope you are well.
Me and my pals have been talking about the Hot Spot technology, and this question came up:
What temperature do you think the ball creates on the bat face on impact?
I understand different speed bowlers mixed with different shots (a fast bowler getting smashed out the middle to cow corner probably creates more friction than a back foot defensive), but what do you guys reckon? How hot will the spot where the ball meets the bat get?
30 degrees C? 40 Degrees?? 55???
On the Hot Spot replays, the temperature of the bare skin of the batsman always looks a lot cooler than the impact of the ball on bat, which leads me to think the 'Hot spot' is around 45 degrees C?
Discuss?! I've done some searching online and I've nothing.