With the conclusion of the ODI series against India, the credit for the win is also deserved by the good bowling performances. This has made the Australian chief selector, Trevor Hohns believe that the spin pair of Adam Zampa and Nathan Lyon has the necessary skills that can make the Aussie squad, tough at the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup. Nathan Lyon and Adam Zampa did play an important role in their team’s landmark series win against India by 3-2. Adam Zampa took 11 wickets and Nathan Lyon took 3 wickets in the recently concluded five-match ODI series against India.
The combination of Lyon and Zampa is good for Aussie squad
Adam Zampa claimed 11 wickets with an average of 25.81 and an economy rate of 5.68 to boost his name forward in the Aussie squad for the upcoming World Cup in England and Wales. Meanwhile, Nathan Lyon is reckoned as one of the most successful finger-spinners in the Test cricket; however he couldn’t grab many wickets but conceded runs at just 4.43 runs per over and dismissed players like Ambati Rayudu, Vijay Shankar and Rishabh Pant.
Australia is now going to play a five-match ODI series against Pakistan in the UAE and the Australian chief selector, Trevor Hohns believes that the combination of Zampa and Lyon is perfect to team up in England as well.
“Nathan we know is a world-class bowler, very experienced. Zampa is coming along quite nicely, so we’re comfortable at the moment. It’s a good combination. Most teams around the world seem to be including one at least and probably two spinners in their World Cup squad,” he quoted. “We expect them to. We can’t bury our heads in the sand and just say we’re going with fast bowlers when spinners in world cricket, and in one-day cricket in particular, are being very, very successful,” said Hohns.
The spinning duo of Lyon and Zampa will provide stability to the team
As far as the bowling combination of the team is concerned, Adam Zampa and Nathan Lyon has proved their worth in the team and will surely make it to the Aussie squad touring to England and Wales. Also, spinners will have great success in England, since the boundaries are small; which makes the pitches favorable for high scores. Also, the top two teams in the ICC ODI Rankings, England and Indian employ two spinners regularly in their game, which will be encouraged with drier nature of the pitches in the England summer.
“Pitches may be a little bit worn in the latter part of the tournament, given they will have some traffic on them. That’s an important consideration for us too,” reckoned Hohns.