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The Sunrisers Hyderabad had a forgettable IPL season last year where they finished last for the first time. Since the Orange Army was unable to make much of an impression in IPL 2021, the team owners decided to renew the squad and technical staff. One of the new players they signed to the IPL 2022 Mega Auction was Glenn Phillips.
He is a New Zealand wicketkeeper batter who is known for his ability to break sixes. The Sunrisers Hyderabad will kick off their IPL 2022 campaign against the Rajasthan Royals on Tuesday. However, star player Glenn Phillips has not yet reached India.
In a recent Instagram story, the Sunrisers Hyderabad player revealed that he has tested positive for COVID-19 before IPL 2022. So he is currently in New Zealand and will not join the squad until he recovers.
“For those who keep asking, I’m stuck in New Zealand because of a positive PCR travel test. I will get to SRH as soon as possible,” he wrote.
— Deepanshu Tulsani (@deepking_10) March 28, 2022
“Being in the gym has had a lot to do with six-hitting,” says Glenn Phillips
One of the most important skills for a batter in T20 cricket is the ability to hit sixes. Glenn Phillips has worked very hard to develop this skill. In a virtual interaction, Phillips explained his workout routine, saying:
“Being in the gym has had a lot to do with it” [six-hitting]† I definitely gained some weight and started throwing some more cans. At one point I was sort of 800. doing [press-ups] a day over three sets. I would do a set of 300, then 300 and 200.”
Phillips’ presence will give a huge boost to the Sunrisers Hyderabad team. He knows how to push the boundaries and can also keep the wickets for the team. SRH fans hope he joins the squad soon.