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Fans Identify Potential IPL Star In Scotland Spinner Watt At T20 World Cup; '5.1 Economy'

And a new sensation has come to light in the form of Scotland's finger spinner, Mark Watt, who has held an economy of just 5.12 in the six matches played.

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World Cups and other international tournaments more often than not give the world new stars to talk about and the Indian Premier League teams to scout for new talent. And a new sensation has come to light in the form of Scotland's finger spinner, Mark Watt. The 25-year-old has been sensational at the T20 World Cup 2021 so far, holding an economy rate of just 5.12 in the six matches that he has bowled in. It is also fair to note that he has bowled his quota of all four overs in all of those six matches.

Watt has caught the eye of many cricketing fans across the world and many of them have asked for IPL teams to snag up the Scottish spinner in the upcoming mega auction. Any team would be lucky to have a bowler like Watt who can keep the pressure on the batsmen by not letting them score too many runs.

At the T20 World Cup, he has consistently taken a wicket in each match and not gone higher than an economy of 5.75. Against New Zealand, he did superbly well and only conceded 13 runs at an economy rate of just 3.25 and also took the wicket of the dangerous Devon Conway.

Watt on his bowling style

Mark Watt spoke about what he tries to do whenever he is given the ball and said that his aim is to keep the batter guessing. Watt told Wisden's podcast after Scotland's win against Bangladesh. "It's about trying to keep the batter guessing, trying to keep them watching you all the time, and finding any sort of advantage you can get. White-ball cricket for a finger spinner is tough.

"It might be a bit cheeky bowling from 25, 26 yards - but if it gets me a dot ball in T20 cricket, I'm going to try and keep doing it. Everyone in the nets tries to hit it to the moon so I was a bit scared bowling it in games but it seems to work: the batter is looking down at his toes, then looks up and the ball is halfway through its flight."

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