Mitchell Santner told the secret of his brilliant batting
Told how his ‘power game’ improved
Mitchell Santner is an experienced New Zealand spinner
New Delhi. New Zealand left-arm spinner Mitchell Santner feels getting more batting opportunities in the last 12 months has improved his ‘power game’ and helped him play useful innings. Santner scored his third ODI half-century on Wednesday and shared a 162-run seventh-wicket partnership with Michael Bracewell as New Zealand came closer to the target in the first ODI against India in Hyderabad.
Batting at number eight, his strategy was very simple that he would hit sixes from the very first ball. Like the rest of the New Zealand batsmen, he faced the spinners at the Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh Stadium here on Friday and tried to hit most of the balls out of the park. On the eve of the second ODI, Santner said, “Being an all-rounder, you have to contribute in both the departments (bowling and batting). Since last year, I am getting a lot of opportunities to bat which has helped. Sometimes when you are at the bottom, it becomes very challenging because you have just three or four overs left.
He said, “While batting at number seven and eight, you have to hit from the very first ball. You train for the role right now and I try to do the same in the nets and try to hit sixes. When you have more time to bat, you can spend more time in your innings. remains. But you should know how to play in both.
FIRST PUBLISHED : January 20, 2023, 18:59 IST