In New Zealand’s time T20 World Cup against Sri Lanka, at the end of his inning Phillips was seen squatting in a sprinter’s pose at the end and this point. Lahiru Kumara launched the serve, he dashed towards the striker’s end.
“Starting as a sprinter when you’re trying not to get out of the fold as much as you can – there’s a lot going on around the Mankads and leaving the fold,” Phillips said at his post-match press conference. New Zealand’s victory over Sri Lanka.
“At the end of the day, it’s my responsibility to make sure I’m in a tough situation and leave at the right time. If the pitcher is doing his job, then he has every right to be able to. remove bonuses.
“For me to be able to start like that, to be in that position as quickly as possible, that makes a lot of sense,” he added.
Phillips starred with the stick as he hit 64 glittering 64 balls in New Zealand’s 65-run win over Sri Lanka.
“It was a very motivating moment. I guess the position was to be able to see the pitchers and take off as quickly as possible,” he added.
Mankading, named after a former Indian cricketer Vinoo Mankadwas reported at the end of next year Deepti Sharma removed Charlie Dean as non-striker for leaving her fold too early for a 3-0 winner in the ODI series in England last month.
Once seen as unfair, albeit legal, in the gentleman’s game, the ICC has now called these types of layoffs ‘out of date’. As of October 1, it is no longer in the ‘unfair play’ section of its rule book.
However, the debate continues if such layoffs are against the ‘spirit of the game’.