Australian leg-spinner Adam Zampa who has done really well in the limited-overs format in the last few months reckons that he along with spin partner Nathan Lyon will be playing a huge role in the upcoming World Cup 2019. Zampa has showed that he has the ability to deliver in any type of situations and conditions and can even rattle the best of batsmen.
About a year ago, Zampa was not in the reckoning as the national selectors hesitated in playing him as the lone spinner in the limited-overs matches. But he peaked at the right moment to be Australia’s frontline spinner in the upcoming 2019 World Cup.
With license to go for wickets from skipper Aaron Finch, it is likely that Zampa may concede more runs than hoped on wickets in England majorly favouring the batsmen, but the leg-spinner's focus remains on the breakthroughs that will assist the pacers late in the innings.
"That is something we have spoken about, and Finchy is big on - trying to take wickets. If you are bowling to the middle and lower order in the last 10 overs it makes it so much easier for the fast bowlers at the 'death'," quoted Adam Zampa.
"If you are bowling to in-batsmen like Virat (Kohli) or Jos Buttler for example, if they are in it makes it a lot harder, so wickets in the middle is so important in one-day cricket," he added.
We play two different roles
Zampa, in the ODI series in India, claimed 11 wickets at 25.81 in five matches, and picked seven wickets at 37.28 against Pakistan in the UAE, but believes it is his partnership with Lyon that could cause opponents trouble if Australia play their spin twins on wickets that are dry in England, with their contrasting roles.
"We play two different roles, he (Lyon) is so accurate, a beautiful off-spinner, bowls to his field really well and bowls really tight, that means I can attack from the other end," Zampa said. "I think it was a few months ago where we actually spoke to each other and said, 'I reckon we can play a huge role coming up in the World Cup together so let's do everything we can to make sure we're both there'," he furthered.
"So we've communicated really well over the last few months. We speak a lot in the nets, we speak a lot in the field, just about