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New Zealand vs England: 3 English players to watch out for in the T20I series

These players will be crucial for England to win in New Zealand.

Patrick Brown

England bowler Patrick Brown
Patrick Brown. (Photo by Nathan Stirk/Getty Images)

Patrick Brown is yet another T20 Blast star who has got an opportunity to showcase his skills at the international level. Pat Brown is a pacer, who plays for Worcestershire, and has been mighty impressive in the last two seasons of the T20 Blast. Since England’s premium pacer – Jofra Archer is rested, Brown is expected to partner Chris Jordan in the T20 series. Saqib Mahmood is also in the squad but Brown might get a nod ahead of the former, given his skills in the death overs.

The 21-year-old came into the limelight for the first time, when he finished the T20 Blast 2018 as the leading wicket-taker with 31 scalps to his name. The-right-arm pacer also contributed significantly in the maiden triumph of his side (Worcestershire) in the T20 Blast. Brown is capable of delivering the goods in pressure situations; for which his knock-out performances speak.

Take a look at England’s talented bowler’s performances in knock-out matches of the last two seasons:

Ed Smith, England’s national selector, was also impressed with Brown’s temperament, which the latter revealed in an interview. The main reason behind Brown’s success in the death overs is because of the variations he possesses. He uses the slower deliveries pretty well – off cutters and knuckle-balls, which often surprise the batsmen. According to CricViz — among all the bowlers who have bowled at least 200 balls in the death overs since 2018, Brown boasts of the second-best ‘True Economy Rate’ in the T20 Blast.

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