Australian leg-spinner Adam Zampa feels that something needs to be done about the horrendous over-rates after the first ODI between the hosts and India went for over an hour above the scheduled time.
Both India and Australia were guilty of extremely over-rates. While India took an unprecedented four hours and six minutes to complete their quota of 50 overs, Australia wasn’t far behind either, and skipper Aaron Finch had to resort to completing the overs by bowling Adam Zampa and Glenn Maxwell in order to speed up the game.
When asked about the slow over-rates that transpired during the 1st ODI, Adam Zampa said-
“I don’t know what the ruling should be, or if there should be punishment, but something definitely has to be done about it. From a viewers’ point of view it’s probably not the best look for the game.”
While the ongoing ODI Super League has provisions of docking points in case the teams’ are found guilty of slow over-rates, the Indian Cricket Team has coped a 20 percent fine after they were found to be late by an hour in completing their overs after taking into account all the time-allowances. Skipper Virat Kohli pleaded guilty for the same.
‘I’m really confident in my game’- Adam Zampa
Meanwhile, Adam Zampa also opened up about his brilliant performance with the ball in the 1st ODI. The leg-spinner comprehensively out-bowled his counterpart in Yuzvdendra Chahal, claiming crucial scalps of KL Rahul, Shikhar Dhawan, and Hardik Pandya to knock the stuffing out of the Indian run-chase.
Zampa, who made his ODI debut for Australia in 2016, has become a vital part of the white-ball set-up, and, according to him, he is at that stage in his career where he is extremely confident about his game.
”My bowling is at the stage where I’m really confident in my game, confident in my action. I’ve played enough now [to know] what I need to do and how to get the best out of myself.” Zampa added.