Mitchell Swepson

Australia
Age
October 4, 1993 (28 years)
Role
Bowler
Birth Place
Batting Style
Right Handed
Nationality
Australia
Bowling Style
Leg break

Mitchell Swepson was born on 4 October 1993 and played his maiden international match, a T20I, in June 2018 against England in Birmingham.

ICC Rankings

Test ODI T20I
Batting
-
-
-
Bowling
-
-
-

Team played

Australia, Queensland, Australia A, Brisbane Heat, National Performance Squad, Cricket Australia XI

Batting Career Summary

M Inn NO Runs HS Avg BF SR 100 50 4s 6s
ODI
0
0
0
0
-
-
0
-
0
0
0
0
T20I
4
2
2
15
12*
-
9
166.67
0
0
1
1
Test
1
1
1
8
8*
-
13
61.54
0
0
2
0
IPL
0
0
0
0
-
-
0
-
0
0
0
0

Bowling Career Summary

M Inn B Runs Wkts BBI Econ Avg SR 4W 5W 10W
ODI
0
0
0
0
0
-
-
-
-
0
0
0
T20I
4
4
84
106
7
3/23
7.57
15.14
12
0
0
0
Test
1
0
0
0
0
-
-
-
-
0
0
0
IPL
0
0
0
0
0
-
-
-
-
0
0
0

Domestic Career

Swepson bowls crafty leg spin and played his first List A match in October 2015 for Cricket Australia XI in the Matador BBQ One-Day competition. He played his maiden first-class match the same month for the same team versus the touring New Zealanders. In January 2016, he played his first T20 match which was for Brisbane Heat in the BBL (Big Bash League).

A notable achievement in Swepson’s career is the hat trick he claimed in November 2019 in a game against Victoria in the Sheffield Shield.

International Career

In January 2017, Australia selected Swepson in their squad for a Test series versus India. In August 2017, he was included in the Test squad for the Bangladesh tour. In December 2019, Swepson was named in the squad for the 3rd Test versus New Zealand.

In November 2020, he was included in the squad for a Test series against India. In January 2021, Swepson was included in the Test squad for the South Africa tour, but Cricket Australia has postponed this tour because of the Covid-19 pandemic.

More Career Details

Swepson can give a healthy rip to the ball which makes him a difficult leggie to deal with. His international call-up came in early 2017 after he had starred in just 14 first-class games, but he had already impressed the selectors with his ability to take wickets.

2015-16 was Swepson’s first season playing for Queensland in the Shield and he grabbed 17 scalps in 6 matches at 37.94. He was selected for 3 first-class matches against the A teams of South Africa and India and gave a good account of himself, snaring 14 scalps at 19.35.

Shane Warne admired Swepson’s performance in the BBL for Brisbane Heat and the bowler continued to improve his skills. Though he has been selected to be a part of several Test squads, he is yet to make his debut. Swepson has continued to impress the audience in domestic cricket to justify the selectors’ decision. In the 2021 Shield summer, he bagged three successive five-fors to become a regular in the Test squad, ready to replace the established Nathan Lyon if needed.

Test

Swepson is yet to make his Test debut

ODI

He hasn’t featured in any ODIs yet.

T20I

As of February 2021, Swepson has appeared in 4 T20Is in which he has claimed 7 wickets at a 15.14 average, a 7.57 economy rate and a 12.0 strike rate. Swepson’s best T20I figures are 3/23. He has taken 4 catches in this format. His latest T20I was against India in Sydney on 8 December 2020.

Records and Facts

First-Class

To date, Swepson has starred in 46 first-class games in which he has snared 140 scalps at a 33.95 average and a 57.3 strike rate with 4 five-fors and 1 10-wicket game haul. Swepson’s best figures in this format are 5/55. He has pouched 32 catches in first-class cricket.