Teams Played For
Australia, Brisbane Heat, Queensland, Queensland Second XI, Queensland Under-17s, Queensland Under-19s
Regarded as one of the frontrunners to replace Shane Warne as a leg spinner in the Australian squad, Mitchell Swepson has made a name for himself with a different approach than Warne. While the great Aussie leggie was a traditional leg spinner who loved flighting the ball, Swepson is more of a flatter trajectory bowler while bowling the occasional loopy leg breaks.
He has a brilliant flipper up his sleeve and has the ability to outfox any top-class batsmen. Owing his abilities to turn the ball at pace and at a flatter trajectory has made selectors take notice of the talent. The leggie made a sensational debut with the ball in Shield Cricket as he bagged 17 wickets in just 6 matches in the 2015/16 season. He was quickly added to the Australian A squad and was quite an impressive bagging four-wicket hauls against star-studded batting line-ups of India A and South Africa A.
He kept on improving his skills in the domestic circuit and was finally rewarded with a maiden Test call-up for the tour of India in 2017. However, he had to warm the benches as Nathan Lyon and Steve O’Keeffe was the preferred choice in the series. He also made it to the Australian squad for the Test series in Bangladesh but was yet again unlucky and didn’t manage to make it to the XI.
Owing to his impressive showing in the domestic circuit, Swepson was handed over a Big Bash contract for the Brisbane Heat in the 2015/16 season. He managed to make a name for himself in the T20 format and continued to be on the radar for national selection. His only match for Australia came in a T20I against England in 2018. Since then he has never really managed to break into the playing XI. He has been picked in the Australian limited-overs squad for the series against India in 2020-21.