The 25-year-old New Zealand National Cricket Team batter Glenn Phillips has said that the Black Caps have got a quality spin-bowling unit, which is going to be advantageous for the side in the upcoming ICC Men’s T20 World Cup in Australia.
New Zealand, who were the runners-up of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 in UAE, recently won the three-match T20I series against the West Indies National Cricket Team by 2-1. They won the first two games of the series comfortably before losing the third game by 8 wickets on Sunday.
Meanwhile, the 25-year-old Glenn Phillips said that the Kiwi spinners – Ish Sodhi, Mitchell Santner and Michael Bracewell – would trouble the batters in Australia despite the pitches traditionally being more pace friendly.
“Massively so, especially our finger spinners. Obviously, Ish (Sodhi) being able to turn the ball both ways really helps and having a wrist spinner in the side … is absolute gold,” he told reporters.
“But the way that Michael Bracewell and obviously (Mitchell) Santner do their thing it really helps to be able to have that extra balance. Going into Aussie (Australia), that is going to be crucial with the bigger boundaries as well.”
We’re trying to take these experiences and use them as much as possible – Glenn Phillips
Glenn Phillips further said that the Australian wickets will be very similar to the pitches used in the West Indies series and the experience of playing on the Caribbean soil would turn out to be useful for New Zealand National Cricket Team.
“We’ve had the ball hold a little bit more especially with that new ball when it grips a little bit so I think it can actually play very similar to the way Aussie will, especially getting later on into the tournament,” he said.
“So (we’re) trying to take these experiences and use them as much as possible.”
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