Unusual Batting Stance Counters Andy Ellis Death Bowling…
Highest wicket-taker in New Zealand’s domestic T20s, Canterbury’s Andrew Ellis is leading the charts again in 2014/15 Georgie Pie Super Smash T20, having taken 17 wickets this season so far. The next entry on the list is Wellington’s Luke Woodcock with 9 wickets. The difference is a clear indicator of 32-year-old Ellis’s dominance in the tournament.
This Saturday however, Wellington’s Grant Elliot devised a new strategy to counter Ellis’s death bowling. Ellis speared ball after ball outside the off-stump, with an immaculate full length, making it extremely difficult for batsmen to get behind the ball for a late flourish.
On Saturday, in Wellington’s 25-run victory over Canterbury, Elliot made an outrageous change in his stance against Ellis. The 35-year-old stood well away from his stumps outside off, bringing some unusual flavour to the game.