When opener Mitchell ‘finisher’
This is the semi-final of T20 World Cup. When such a team is under pressure, it becomes difficult to play well. Mitchell has batted incredibly under pressure.
Daryl Mitchell was not in rhythm at the beginning to open. The timing was messed up. He could not take the ball properly at bat. However, with the passage of time on the wicket, Mitchell’s problem gradually disappeared.
Mitchell was on fire when he needed to open his hand for New Zealand. His unbeaten innings of 72 off 46 balls has acted like a ‘nucleus’ as England beat England to reach the final.
This is the semi-final of T20 World Cup. When such a team is under pressure, it becomes difficult to play well. Mitchell has batted incredibly in this pressure. Mitchell dragged the match towards the end by hitting four sixes as per the opportunity.
The right-handed opener stormed over Chris Oakes to stay in the 20-run equation from 12 balls. He finished the game with two sixes and a four in that over. Before him, Mitchell had one edge, Devon Conway-Jimmy Nisham had a quick run from the other end.
Mitchell never opened before the T20 World Cup. In this World Cup, there was talk that he would play the role of ‘finisher’ with Nisham. Mitchell proved that he has the ability to open as well as finish the match by playing from start to finish today.
“It was a challenging start,” Mitchell said after New Zealand won by four sixes and four fours. But in the end it feels good to be able to carry out the responsibility. We needed one or two big overs. It was great that they (Nisham and Conway) hit. ‘
Johnny Mitchell, the father of Daryl Mitchell, is seen sitting in the gallery of Abu Dhabi Stadium. Speaking about his father, Mitchell said, “It was great for Dad to come from one part of the world and watch this match.”