Australian leg spinner Adam Zampa has credited his skipper Aaron Finch for his extraordinary rise in the limited-overs format recently by giving freedom to express themselves. The 28-year-old has been phenomenal in the last few months and climbed up to the fourth in the ICC men’s T20 bowling rankings.
Adam Zampa has played 36 T20 internationals for Australia and has taken 39 wickets so far at an economy of 6.60. He is currently playing for Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian premier league and was retained recently ahead of the IPL auction. His ODI numbers have been always been good taking 92 wickets in 61 matches at an economy of 5.54.
Finch Provides Freedom To Express Says Adam Zampa
Adam Zampa has told that his captain Finch has allowed Zampa to express himself which is the reason for his success in the limited-overs format. He told about the leadership of Finch where gives the bowler what they want rather than suggesting how to bowl which would increase the pressure on him. He added that Finch is very communicative and backs Zampa to come good.
“Being led well as a leg-spinner is everything. You can be bowling the absolute house down in the nets and feel like you’re bowling well in the game but if you’ve got a leader who is controlling, wants you to bowl a certain way every single ball every single time, it’s just added pressure on you,” Adam Zampa told SEN, as reported by cricket.com.au.
“With Finchy in particular, he’s very communicative when I’ll be bowling each game and who he wants me to bowl to but once I get out there he’s just ‘go with your gut, mate’. It works really, me and Finchy together,” he added
Zampa Sees Himself Part Of T20 WorldCup Tour
Zampa has managed to take 67 wickets in white-ball cricket in the last two years after being dropped from the 2019 WorldCup. He mentioned having the right attitude which is not to worry if he is going to be on the T20 Worldcup tour and told that he sees himself playing a big part in Australia’s success.
“As soon as you start worrying about yourself and worrying whether you’re going to be on (the T20 World Cup tour) it’s not the greatest of attitudes to have,” Zampa said.
“I see myself on that tour. I see myself as a massive leader in this side too, so I’m going to try and do everything possible to try and get us playing the best cricket possible so that we can have success at the tournament and not just be there,” he added.
Zampa’s next assignment will be against New Zealand in a five-match T20 series beginning on February 22.