MITCHELL SWEPSON

AUSTRALIA

Full name Mitchell Joseph Swepson

Born October 4, 1993

Playing role Bowler

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Legbreak

PROFILE

Any young leg-spinner hailing from Brisbane draws immediate comparison to Shane Warne. However, Mitchell Swepson has paved his own path to the top, by relying on flat trajectory flippers and ‘skidders’ with the occasional loopy delivery, and has already made the selectors sit up and take notice of his unique ability to make flat-trajectory deliveries turn significantly.

Swepson had a golden run in his first two Sheffield Shield seasons, taking 17 wickets in 6 matches in his 2015/16 season. He was particularly impressive for Australia A against South Africa A and India A, bagging 14 wickets in just 3 first-class matches at an average of 19.35 including a 4/33 against the South African side and a 4/78 against the Indian side; two formidable batting line-ups.

He was lauded for his quick-arm action and his deceptive flipper which many batsmen failed to read as the ball hurried on to them.

His progressively improving bowling and his consistent performances in Shield cricket earned him a call-up to the national side when they toured India in early 2017. However, he did not get a game, as Nathan Lyon and Steve O’Keefe were preferred ahead of him. He was also called up for the Bangladesh tour in August 2017, and he was unlucky again to not make it to the playing XI.

Swepson was roped in by the Brisbane Heat for the 2015/16 Big Bash League. He has played with them for the past two seasons and has been economical with the ball conceding at a rate of 7.56 runs per over. However, he has also managed to pick up 16 wickets in 11 matches at a strike-rate of a wicket every 15 balls. These are impeccable figures for a wrist-spinner, especially in the T20 format and Brisbane Heat will be expecting him to put his best foot forward in the 7th edition of the Big Bash League.

BATTING & FIELDING STATS

Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
T20Is 1 1 1 3 3* 4 75.00 0 0 0 0 0 0
First-class 45 61 11 637 37 12.74 1029 61.90 0 0 80 5 31 0
List A 32 18 6 157 77 13.08 185 84.86 0 1 20 0 12 0
T20s 44 17 6 36 9* 3.27 49 73.46 0 0 2 0 11 0

BOWLING STATS

Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
T20Is 1 1 24 37 2 2/37 2/37 18.50 9.25 12.0 0 0 0
First-class 45 75 7836 4591 138 5/55 10/171 33.26 3.51 56.7 8 4 1
List A 32 31 1473 1459 27 3/40 3/40 54.03 5.94 54.5 0 0 0
T20s 44 42 890 1141 41 3/14 3/14 27.82 7.69 21.7 0 0 0

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