Australian leg-spinner Adam Zampa will be on a 3-month long break following the tour of Pakistan but he isn’t worried about the lack of match practice before heading into the T20 World Cup in Australia this year.
Zampa was a key factor in the Aussies winning their first-ever T20 World Cup last year in the UAE. He is their No.1 spinner in the white-ball format and he will be keen to ensure he is ready when the challenge comes.
“It’s pretty rare for a cricketer these days to get three months off, so I’m really going to make the most of it. Potentially the next game of cricket that I’ll have is the 100-ball competition [starting in August], and then we’ve got a lot of cricket after that.”
“I sat down with [selector] George Bailey yesterday and there’s potentially 15 games of cricket for me before the World Cup. There’s going to be a lot of rest coming up for me, but then definitely enough cricket before it gets real again,” Zampa told on Sunday.
“I don’t have to look over my shoulder too much with selection” – Adam Zampa
Zampa is certain of a spot in the Australian white ball eleven and this security helps him perform better on the field. He had been going in and out of the team for a while before putting up consistent performances and thereby guaranteeing the slot in the team.
“I feel like I don’t have to look over my shoulder too much with selection. When you’re younger, you naturally probably look over your shoulder, you doubt yourself a lot more. Aaron Finch has helped me massively with my game.”
“He backs me in when I’m out there, and he lets me run my own show with my bowling, and has been really good with his own ideas as well. I’ve been in this team for six years now. You never want to use the word comfortable, but I definitely back myself in a lot more these days,” Zampa further mentioned.