Australian spinner Mitchell Swepson put up an impressive display against India in the three-match T20I series concluded Tuesday. As the Australian side dug deep into the Indian batting, it was Swepson who led the charge with his three-wicket haul.
The 27-year-old took a total of five wickets in the T20I series and also dismissed the likes of Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer and Sanju Samson.
After leading the side to a 12-run win over India, the spinner credited his mentor and team-mate Adam Zampa for his success in the national jersey.
Swepson made his T20I debut for Australia back in 2018, but he had to still wait for the next two years to get into the playing XI. Australia went with two leg-spinners Adam Zampa and Mitchell Swepson into the third T20I and that seemed to be effective for them.
Both Zampa and Swepson combinedly took four wickets as they spin-choked the Indian team to their first win in the third T20I. In fact, Swepson was adjudged the player of the match for his match-winning spell against Virat Kohli and his men.
“A lot happy with how I bowled tonight compared to that first game. I was obviously a bit disappointed [after the first T20I], the ball came out a bit short, which is not the way I like to bowl. Tonight I just tried to really spin up the back of the ball and get some nice shape and turn. That would seem to work a lot better for me and it worked quite well to Virat. They had that short boundary to his legside, so I was really trying to defend that short side and luckily I was able to do that,” Swepson said during the post-match conference.