Daniel Vettori – Todd has skills that he can be destructive if he bowls like…
A young Australian spinner Todd Murphy has managed to keep up with the veteran spinners competing for the Border Gavaskar Trophy despite his inexperience while Murphy found a way to keep up with players like Ravindra Jadeja, Nathan Lyon, and Ravichandran Ashwin.
A young Australian spinner Todd Murphy has managed to keep up with the veteran spinners competing for the Border Gavaskar Trophy despite his inexperience.
Murphy found a way to keep up with players like Ravindra Jadeja, Nathan Lyon, and Ravichandran Ashwin. He is the talking point of the latest edition of the BGT series.
“Todd has that skill that he can be a defensive bowler and he can be an attacking bowler and work around pretty much whatever is required from him in the game. For such a young and inexperienced spinner… to be able to come here and handle these tough situations and perform the role that’s required has been impressive,”Daniel Vettori said as quoted by ESPNCricinfo.
The 22-year-old was only able to pick up a single wicket in the third test match of the Border Gavaskar Trophy. The former Indian captain Virat Kohli was his lone victim, and that one wicket was enough to guarantee India’s defeat in the third test match.
Even though Nathan Lyon won the match’s awards, Murphy was still the talking point for his performances in the BGT.
“I probably look to that second innings… at a time where Matty was leaking a little bit. So for him [Murphy] to do that, that’s a huge role. Although he didn’t get the wickets, we acknowledge that spell of bowling, the dryness that he had from his end,”Vettori continued.
All eyes were on Murphy because of his performance. Even his teammates were blown away by the performances he put on display against the experienced Indian bats.
His teammates and the management were in awe of him. Australia’s assistant coach Daniel Vettori expressed that the stand-in captain Steve Smith specifically pointed out Murphy for his recent successes.
“Steve Smith singled him [Murphy] out around his performances in the last Test. Obviously, Nathan and Matt got all the wickets but… his spell allowed everyone around him to take those wickets. And I think that probably embodies it, that series of balls that he’s bowled to Kohli.”
Australia’s assistant coach Daniel Vettori emphasized the surface’s role in the entire BGT series.
“That’s the main challenge on these surfaces, the expectation is so high that you are going to do well [and] you are going to take a wicket every ball,” “To be able to be consistent against some of the best players of spin you’ll come across in these conditions and with these expectations has probably been the most impressive thing so far,”Daniel Vettori continued.
India will play the final test of the BGT series against Australia on March 9 at the Narendra Modi Stadium, Gujarat.