Cricket is an entertaining sport where batsmen, bowlers, and fielders get to steal the spotlight when they do something good on the field. However, it takes something really extraordinary to draw the attention of the cricket fraternity.
Cricketers tend to be creative and innovative at times. The ability to bring something new into the existing sport is often encouraged and admired by fans. We can witness all these types of things especially in the truncated version of the game.
Recently, Australia’s wicketkeeper-batsman Josh Inglis hogged the limelight when he played a terrific switch-hit. Josh has all the credentials to become the next permanent wicketkeeper-batsman in the national cricket team.
The young wicketkeeper had had a complex competition for the wicketkeeper role. There are two players who are already in for the wicketkeeper role. They are none other than Josh Philippe and Alex Carey.
Needless to say, Josh Inglis is carving out a reputation for himself so much so that he can go on to represent Australia. At the moment, he is expressing himself by delivering sensational performances in the ongoing season of T20 Blast.
The right-handed batsman played 47 T20s in his cricketing career. He managed to score 1199 runs at an average of 32.40 and a strike rate of 150.25. Overall, he hit 9 fifties and 1 century to his name.
Josh Inglis plays a terrific switch-hit
The England-born cricketer caused enough destruction during the passage of the play. He was so good at playing shots as he hit the ball with brute force. He was also creative on the field.
While he played sensational shots against Northamptonshire, there was one particular shot that drew everyone’s attention in the 15th over. While playing the fourth ball of the 16th over of the first innings, he played a marvelous switch-hit.
The 26-year-old targeted Nathan Buck as the latter bowled a short, wide delivery. To which, Inglis responded by switch-hitting the ball towards the third man fence for a boundary.
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Inglis scoops his maiden T20 hundred
The right-handed batsman went on to score his maiden T20 century where he remained unbeaten on 103. His innings included a flurry of 13 fours and 4 sixes at an incredible strike rate of 166.13. Thanks to his sensational batting as Leicestershire were quite proactive in their approach.
They posted 200 on the board while losing just 2 wickets in their allotted quota of 20 overs. Arron Lilley scored a quickfire 44 off 29 balls. Northamptonshire gave it all in the run-chase but they lacked a proper game plan while chasing the target.
They could score 166 for the loss of 7 wickets. Rob Keogh was the pick of the batsmen as he scored a half-century. The likes of Callum Parkinson, Naveen-ul-Haq, and Gavin Griffiths took 2 wickets each for Leicestershire. As a result, Leicestershire won the game by 34 runs.