T20 World Cup 2022: The batting all-rounder Daryl Mitchell is looking forward to doing well for New Zealand in this T20 World Cup.
Mitchell, fractured his finger in the nets earlier this month which resulted in him getting ruled out of the Tri-series. It is set to make a comeback. Fortunately, the injury was not serious enough to keep him out of action in the T20 World Cup squad. After missing a few of the matches, Mitchell is expected to play against Sri Lanka on Saturday (October 29).
Mitchell was the Player of the Match in the semi-finals of the T20 World Cup 2021 against England. The team witnessed him slamming an unbeaten 72 off 47. His knock paced the way for New Zealand to reach the final.
The 31-year-old is usually an opener in the previous edition but is likely to be batting at the number five position.
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T20 World Cup 2022: Daryl Mitchell looking forward to acing number five position in New Zealand’s lineup
Being brought into the middle order, this year was the key forte throughout Mitchell’s career.
In this regard, the experienced campaigner thinks his key skill set has been to adaptable to different situations. Mitchell reckoned his main aim is to be winning games for the Kiwi team, irrespective of the position.
Furthermore, Mitchell thinks it would be a great challenge and a fun time to do well at the number five position.
With this development, Mitchell will have the responsibility to play an anchor role as well as finish games.
“That’s one of my skillsets, I guess, to be adaptable to different positions,” he said. “It comes down to my personality in some ways.” “I’m a competitor, I just want to get stuck into whatever role I’ve been given and try to win games.”
“I really enjoyed opening… but this role, the [No.] 5 positions, it’s never the same. It is quite a cool challenge that there are some sticky situations you have to come into and there are also fun times.”
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