Given that Danny Briggs has the highest number of wickets in domestic English T20 cricket history. This could strike as some surprise, his stint with the Adelaide Strikers at this season’s Big Bash would be his first entry into T20 franchise cricket . Briggs has a record of taking 172 Wickets in 152 Domestic T20 cricket matches so far, with an economy of 7.16.
The left-arm spinner has taken 186 wickets in 169 matches in his entire career and has scored 7.21 runs in a bad way. So far, before this winter, any franchise team in any competition around the world But did not take a stick. Over the years, he entered a couple of drafts. But was not picked up and he really had no other interest. Given how impressive Briggs’ record is, it was a difference on his CV that was difficult to explain.
Briggs himself thinks this is because many T20 contests are played in the subcontinent. They have a tendency to select local finger spinners, reducing the opportunities for foreign slow bowlers. Perhaps the relative lack of their batting has also played a role. Despite being good enough to score a first-class century, Briggs bats at number nine or ten in T20 cricket. Which perhaps made him less attractive to franchise teams. Than the likes of Lem Dawson and Samit Patel, left-arm spinners who can do the job with batting in top order.
Thankfully for Briggs, however, his time has come this winter. Strikers head coach Jason Gillespie worked with him for three seasons in Sussex and played a large part in his signature. While an increased number of foreigners could field each team two to three times this season, and More opportunities have opened. Briggs announced that he would be moving to Warwickshire from next season. Joining his former Sussex teammates Rashid Khan and Phil Salt in Adelaide.
What Briggs says:
Without the ability to bend the ball both ways, as Khan’s wrist spinner. Briggs is able to maintain his returns through a combination of subtle changes in speed, angle and length and constantly try to predict it. Doing what a batsman will do next. He always believed in his bowling, he will do the same in future. “Experience makes everyone perfect, more you play more you will be better and faster”, he said.
He learned from former New Zealand spinner Daniel Vettori how to bowl aggressively while defending his field. Allowing him to take wickets together and keep things tight. “In T20, it’s a game of urgency, especially on the batsman’s side,” Briggs says. As a bowler, we have face what ever comes in your way and bowl with aggression. You need to pick which ball you will bowl, you are focused on it, so you can be forceful as a bowler. However, you are protective with your field in light of the fact. That unmistakably you need to see the men back to check whether the batsmen will face the challenge.
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