Australia vs India 2020-21: Mitchell Swepson, who not often bowles in opposition to Virat Kohli

204 0

Mitchell Swepson, Australian leg spinner who joined the testing squad for the upcoming four-game run against India, is barely facing Virat Kohli.

Mitchell Swepson, who has picked 23 wickets and is leading in three Sheffield Shield games averaging 21.17 this season with up to five wickets, has yet to make his test debut.

Mitchell Swepson

Mitchell Swepson: It's challenging and exciting to roll on top batsman, Virat Kohli

Mitchell Swepson, 27, was added to the squad for the Sydney Test against New Zealand earlier that year but was not in the XI. Shortly thereafter, he could safely have played eleven for the Bangladesh tour, but Covid-19 saw the series postponed. He played a lone T20I against England where he picked up two wickets.

He can now take a look at India. If he's allowed to play and is in the Adelaide Test at XI, he may have a chance to roll in front of Indian skipper Virat Kohli, who skips the last three Tests. However, he should play the warm up games, the second of which is likely to feature the Indian skipper.

"They want to challenge the best, and it's no secret that he (Kohli) is up there with the best," Mitchell Swepson was quoted as saying by

Virat KohliVirat Kohli. Credits: AP

"For me, testing myself against a great cricketer is another challenge and another thing that excites me. Your entire batting team is world class. Every opportunity to approach these guys is a test for me and a challenge for the." I can't wait, ”he added.

Virat Kohli would miss the last three tests, however, as his child is expected in January and BCCI has granted him paternity leave. The broken leg moth Mitchell Swepson plays for Queensland and Brisbane Heat.

Mitchell Swepson: Nathan Lyon has proven himself in tests as he's been a premier nutcase for a while

Mitchell Swepson, although second choice after off-spinner Nathan Lyon, could certainly play the Sydney Test (Jan 7-11) where team management may have two spin bowlers on the spin-friendly surface.

"Gaz is obviously the best weirdo and has been for a while," said Swepson of Lyon.

"He has proven himself time and again in test matches. I don't count my chickens there too much if I go beyond him. But if the conditions are right, there is a chance that they will play two weirdos."

Nathan LyonNathan Lyon. Getty Images

"I'll prepare to play all four games. If the chance comes, I'll hopefully take it with two hands. And if not, so be it. I'm sure there will be more chances in the future. "

Nathan Lyon made his Test debut in 2011 and holds the record for maximum wickets taken by an off-spinner in Tests, where he took 390 wickets in 96 tests. He has also played 29 ODIs where he took 29 wickets.

Leave a Reply