'My Biggest Regret…' - Glenn Phillips On IPL 2023 Campaign With SRH

Glenn Phillips celebrating a wicket during IPL 2023 (iplt20.com)Glenn Phillips celebrating a wicket during IPL 2023 (iplt20.com)

New Zealand batter and all-round apparent Glenn Phillips has expressed his past regret involving the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) franchise during his IPL 2023 stint last year. 

The 27-year-old recently dismantled Australia’s famed batting line-up with career-best Test figures at Wellington.

Claiming figures of 5-45 during the second Australian innings of the match, New Zealand still went down by 172 runs at the venue to concede an early series advantage to the visitors.

Glenn Phillips expresses SRH regret after NZ defeat

New Zealand cricketer Glenn Phillips recently admitted that keeping wickets for the SRH franchise back in IPL 2023 remains one of his biggest regrets off late. 

As Phillips continues to make steady progress with his off-spin craft, he has suggested that others should start seeing him as a specialist all-rounder.

In the past few months itself, the 27-year-old has delivered timely breakthroughs in Test matches against Bangladesh and South Africa. 

Moreover, he also snared five Australian batsman in a single innings during last week’s Wellington Test match, albeit in a losing cause.

Despite his insurgence as a potent spin-bowling option, he bowled just three overs for the SRH back in IPL 2023 considering his primary job was to keep wickets for the franchise. 

While speaking with stuff.co.nz ahead of New Zealand’s second Test match against Australia, Glenn Phillips said:

“I did it (wicketkeeping) for the IPL last year – it was my biggest regret. I've definitely been caught in moments where I'm not taken seriously and then you have to get into that prove-it mindset again, which is sometimes hard to take. There’s a difference in mindset, understanding that I am a genuine option, not just someone for a ‘oh, here we go, we'll see how it goes, part-time scenario’.”

Emboldened by his mesmerizing spell against the Australians, Glenn Phillips will now feature in his country’s series-deciding second Test match at the Hagley Oval in Christchurch.

Phillips will subsequently rejoin the SRH camp for the forthcoming IPL 2024 season in India.