Swashbuckling opener and stand-in skipper David Warner has found a support in Adam Zampa to get past his poor form. Australia will play against England in their next fixture of the T20 tri-nation series at the MCG on Saturday (February 10).
Meanwhile, Australia will be aiming to continue their winning run in their final international fixture of the Australian summer. Especially, Australia is sitting atop with two wins from two games in the tri-nation series.
However, Warner has failed in this triangular series so far. His poor form continues from the ODI series against England. Warner registered 73 runs at 14 in the five-match ODI series against England.
Australia’s regular captain Steve Smith openly spoke about his battle with fatigue and was welcomes with a breather. However, Australian selectors wanted Warner to lead the side in Smith’s absence.
Zampa backs Warner:
Zampa admitted that Warner is in a good frame of mind and is one knock way from getting into form.
“His (Warner) demeanor has been really good,” Zampa said. “He is probably not happy with the way he has been performing, but the energy that he is bringing with his captaincy and even in just small things at training sessions, the feedback that he gives to you individually, it’s really good.
However, Zampa lost his place in the second as Australia jam-packed their batting order with the inclusion of Travis Head. Ashton Agar played as the lone spinner.
The leg-spinner in Adam Zampa feels there was merit for the inclusion of two spinners in T20I cricket.
Maxwell deserves a spot:
Zampa is likely to benched for the third game after all-rounder Glenn Maxwell returned with three for 10 with his off-spin. In addition, he scored a match-winning unbeaten century to take Australia home convincingly five wickets at Hobart.
Teammates at Melbourne Stars, Zampa admitted Maxwell deserves a place a turbulent summer.
“He has been batting really well, so I am not surprised that he played the way he did the other night,” he said. “He deserves it. Maxwell has been in the media a bit lately and he has been copping it a bit, so it’s nice for people to be able to stand up and do that (score a century),” Zampa added.
Meanwhile, England’s ploy to be extra-aggressive backfired in the tri-series as they lost to Australia. England’s middle-order collapsed in an attempt to be over aggressive.
Furthermore, Zampa recently signed a deal with Essex in the T20 Blast.
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