Mitchell Swepson wants to win series on Indian soil
By SMCS - Jul 5, 2022 11:00 am
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Australian leg-spinner Mitchell Swepson wants to be part of the squad for the upcoming four-match Test series in India early next year. He also added that a Test series win in Team India is a goal for him as well as the team. Swepson, who made his Test debut against Pakistan this year, did well in Australia’s win against Sri Lanka in the series opener in Galle. The youngster picked up five wickets in the match as the tourists wrapped up a 10-wicket win in two and a half days.

Australia dominated on Day 1

While speaking to, the Queenslander has said that he remains keen to tour India and win the series there. However, realizes that Australia have a lot of Test cricket lined up at home before that. Hence, he hopes to continue doing well in domestic cricket and join Nathan Lyon for Test matches as well.

Mitchell Swepson said: “I’ve obviously got one eye on India. That’s definitely a goal of mine, and a goal of this group is to get a series win over there. It’d be amazing. But there’s a lot of Test cricket before then, in the conditions where the quickies might prefer. So for me it’s about staying ready, going back to Queensland if that’s what it is and performing there. I love bowling with ‘Gaz’, it’s been great both times in Pakistan and here. He’s been great to work with and it’s great having an off-spinner and a leg-spinner working in tandem.”

Pat Cummins
Australia registered a comfortable Ashes win under the leadership of Pat Cummins

Mitchell Swepson has also admitted that he started questioning his gameplay when he was struggling to take wickets in Pakistan. However, he gave the credit to the coaching staff and Pat Cummins for backing him as well. However, the second and final Test against Sri Lanka begins on July 8 in Galle.

“I’m not going to lie, it plays on your mind. Doubts definitely creep in – ‘Why aren’t I taking wickets? What am I doing wrong here? But from the conversations I’d had with coach ‘Ron’, Dan and Patty, they said while I probably didn’t have the tour I wanted in Pakistan, they still thought that in that Test in Karachi I was quite unlucky to not get a few more wickets,” Mitchell Swepson concluded.