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Mitchell Swepson- The New Shane Warne Of The Cricketing World?


Mitchell Swepson Australia

Mitchell Swepson was interestingly a part of the Australian Test Team when they toured India in early 2017. Many thought it was too early to give the young leg-spinner a go but it was due to the fact that Shane Warne pushed his name forward, the selectors decided to give it a shot. Warne, who is the best leg-spinner Australia has ever produced believed that Swepson has that magic to be the next- big thing in Australian Cricket. Unfortunately, he wasn’t given a chance to be a part of the playing XI back then and he had to wait until the 27th of June 2018 when he finally made his T20 debut instead against England at Birmingham.

Mitchell Swepson Career

So who is this young leg-spinner Mitchell Swepson who everybody is suddenly talking about? Well, for starters, he made his first-class debut in the year 2015 for Queensland and became the owner of 17 wickets from just 6 games. The Australian selectors were in desperate need of a good leg- spinner, in-fact all the teams are these days. It’s either wrist spin or leg-spin. Ask Ravichandran Ashwin and he would tell you how difficult it could get at times. In no time, he was awarded an opportunity to play for Australia A and the youngster has taken a bunch of wickets ever since.

Mitchell Swepson Brisbane Heat
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Road-Block For Mitchell Swepson

The 2016- 2017 Shield Season, he could only manage 10 wickets at an average of 43 which sounds more like an average of a good batsman rather than a young bowler who was trying to make a mark.

Mitchell Swepson Brisbane Heat

Swepson then somehow managed to debut for the Brisbane Heat in the Big Bash League in January 2016 and has produced consistent performances for his franchise ever since. The leg-spinner has 21 wickets in 21 games, which might not sound ‘Great’ but if you add a tag with an economy rate of just 7.36, that is indeed some serious consistency in today’s day and age. An economy of 7.36 means that if Mithcell Swepson would have hypothetically bowled all the 20 overs, he would have given away just 145 runs. Those runs are like peanuts for the side chasing these days.

Mithcell Swepson T20 Debut

The leg-spinner made his T20 debut against England on the 27th of June 2018 and picked up the 2 most crucial wickets in the form of Jos Butler and Eion Morgan.

What’s Next For Mitchell Swepson?

Well, considering the Australian Cricket Team lacks resources, especially when it comes to the leg- spin department, there is no doubt that we will see more of the leg-spinner in years to come.

Mitchell Swepson IPL?

Well, considering it turns in India and leg spin is the need of the hour, Cric Crak will not be surprised if Swepson soon gets a ticket to the cash-rich league. Meanwhile, we will like to wish Mitchell Swepson all the luck and hope that he continues to entertain all of us.


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