Happy Birthday (Belated), Danii Wyatt
We have this habit of adopting cricketers from other countries for many reasons. Talking about such players in Women cricket, Danielle Wyatt is definitely one among them.
Now, more than the love, that adds pressure on the players as well. You are expected to perform every time you go out there. A few players even though they don’t play a big knock, can still give the crowd what they wanted through their stroke-making ability. That’s probably the major plus for Wyatt. Her ability to hit the ball right over the bowler’s head hit that ‘V’ regularly, is not everyone can do. It definitely makes Wyatt special.
Take T20, you definitely will find her name in almost every single record books. It’s like her bread and butter. If there is a match that can tell how brutal hitter she is, you got to go back a few years to watch the epic Ashes clash again where she scored a winning ton that dimmed Mooney’s excellent 117* and took England home. It was a big deal, it was Ashes. She goes by her instincts, backs her very well, has all the shots in the bag but she at times finds it difficult to get it all together, blame the super talent. At times, Mark Robinson has to come up with “you are too good for this team” to drop her especially, in the ODIs.
From being a lower order batter, a kamikaze pinch hitter to a responsible batter, Wyatt showed some good transformation during England versus India series where she scored an excellent fifty, her first in 63 innings to take the team home.
Now, I badly wish that she gets everything right and treat us all with yet another magnificent ton.