Without seeing the bat it is too hard to tell. I would say that if he is using it, then he is an exception because I'd say 90-95% of batsmen never use the same shapes as what is sold to the public, some will have minor tweaks while others can be vastly differen't, but in general stickers are what manufacturers use to entice people to buy the bats. Just look at most pro kookaburra gloves, most are sausage finger when stores sell split finger ones which are differnt to the pro ones but the colours are the same and in the same spot to make it look liek they are using the same.
i would agree with busty, ive held brad haddins bats before they were sent to him and they are totally different to the kooka beast witch was what he was using at the time, more like the shape of a gn legend of players
Got myself a GM Hero 808 last year and must say that I was a bit disappointed, toe guard came off pretty much straight away and one yorker in the nets and a big crack started to form near to the toe. Went back to my old Lords bat from 10 years ago and just use the Hero in the winter now, as I said disappointing. www.milfordhallcricketclub.co.uk