Australian cricketer David Warner plays a shot off South African bowler Jean-Paul Duminy during their Tri-nation series One Day International match at the Warner Park stadium in Basseterre, Saint Kitts, on June 11, 2016. / AFP / Jewel SAMAD (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

David Warner has defended the use of large, light weight cricket bats, following Ricky Ponting's calls for more regulation from the ICC.

Warner says that flat wickets and not the size of bats are more to blame for the imbalance between bat and ball in international cricket.

"If we look around the country, I think the wickets are pretty much dictating," Warner said.

"A lot of batsmen are scoring a lot of runs, there have been a lot of runs scored in the last 12 to 18 months, you can't specifically come out and say it is the big bats, because everyone around the country and around the world is scoring a lot of runs. In my mind it is a credit to the bat maker."

Warner argues that the bigger bats, if anything, help bowlers, with the thicker edges on bats, resulting in more nicks.

“If we go back to the Ashes and have a look at my leading edges, I think it probably didn’t help me,” Warner said.

“When you look at the side profile of these bats, I think it looks bigger because of the edges.

“We’ve seen time and time again that a lot of players have been getting out with leading edges."