"I feel like I can be that player to lift everyone": Delissa Kimmince

"I feel like I can be that player to lift everyone": Delissa Kimmince

Delissa Kimmince ©Cricket Australia

Delissa Kimmince, the all-rounder of Australia said that she never expected to be part of this World T20 campaign. Her wide variations have given brilliant results to her team along with the recent whitewash.

On their win over New Zealand, which sealed Australia’s spot in the semi-finals, she took two wickets and helped her team to win comfortably, finishing with 2/24 from her allotted four-over spell.

"For me, I know when I come on my role is to try and slow the run rate as much as I can and bowl as many variations and I was lucky last night that I got a couple wickets," Kimmince told. "I like to try and create some run outs early, I know it’s something people feed off in the field, so I feel like I can be that player to lift everyone and that’s what I’ve been trying to do."

Kimmince has played 11 ODIs and 25 T20Is so far and is a key member of Australia’s T20 set-up. Whether she's expected to be where she is today or not, she replied, "Definitely not," She further added, "I think even in my time in the team I’ve run more drinks than I’ve played games. It’s been nice to get that opportunity to get out on the field and play some games. I’m really enjoying my cricket and have been quite relaxed and the group’s in a nice place at the moment."

Kimmince was part of Australia’s World T20 winning squad in 2014 when she played two matches during the tournament in Bangladesh. "It would be a great feeling if we can go all the way, I definitely think we’ve got the team for it and we’re in great form at the moment. We’ve just got that calmness at the moment which is always pleasing when playing these big games." /codes_iframe