IPL 2022
Brendon McCullum Praises The Wicket-keeping Of Sheldon Jackson
By CricShots - Apr 4, 2022 7:02 pm
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Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) head coach Brendon McCullum has praised Sheldon Jackson saying that his wicket-keeping is quite similar to that of MS Dhoni. McCullum also added that he has got fast hands while keeping the wickets and also understands the spin bowling well to anticipate it correctly behind stumps.

Brendon McCullum
Brendon McCullum

IPL 2022 has turned out to be pretty good for KKR so far as they have won two matches out of the three games they have played so far. Indian Premier League has made spectators take notice of the talented cricketers and Sheldon Jackson is one such example for his team. Jackson has featured in a couple of games so far and he has impressed many with his glovework.

Reflecting on the performance of Jackson while wicketkeeping, coach Brendon McCullum opined that he has got an MS Dhoni sort of feel about keeping the wickets.

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During a chat with Sportstar, Brendon McCullum said, “The wicketkeeping skills have been superb. He has got a MS Dhoni sort of a feel about keeping; really fast hands, and an understanding of spin. He knows what the bowlers are doing. He is desperate to do well.”

Sheldon Jackson
Sheldon Jackson affected a brilliant stumping

Sheldon Jackson remained unbeaten on three balls in the season opener against Chennai Super Kings. He was then sent back to the pavilion for a golden duck in the next match against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB). McCullum also revealed that Jackson has a good ball-striking ability and compared it with Andre Russell’s skills to play big hits.

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Brendon McCullum explained, “Sheldon continues to get better and better. He is 35, but you wouldn’t know. His growth in the last two years has been significant. He has a good ball-striking ability. And very few players hit the ball as far as he does, he is not too far, if not the same, behind Andre Russell when he is striking the ball. I am sure with more opportunities, we will see a performance from Sheldon.”

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