Of late, Adam Zampa has become a match-winner for the team. He has grown from strength to strength to make himself one of the key players in the Australian setup. With the flat pitches on offer in England, Adam Zampa feels that himself in the company of Nathan Lyon will be crucial for the team during the course of the ICC World Cup 2019.
Nathan Lyon, who was nowhere near the limited overs format, made his way into the ODI team after the backing from the skipper Aaron Finch. Following a decent show against Indian National Cricket Team, they have named him as the partner for Adam Zampa in the ICC World Cup 2019.
Speaking of the same, the leg-spinner revealed that he and Nathan Lyon had a conversation of being played together in the world cup, which came true with Australia picking them. Zampa believes that they can make an impact on the game right throughout the tournament by bowling in tandem in the middle overs.
“I think it was a few months ago where we actually spoke to each other and said, ‘I reckon we can play a huge role coming up in the World Cup together so let’s do everything we can to make sure we’re both there’,” Zampa told reporters.
We two play different roles – Adam Zampa
Further, he went on to explain the different roles they carry for the team. Nathan Lyon is a brilliant off-spinner, who bowls tight line and lengths according to the field placement. But, Zampa is a bit different, who walks into the game with a weight of picking wickets. The pressure put in by Lyon would help Zampa garner his wickets at the other end.
“We play two different roles. (Lyon) is so accurate, beautiful off-spinner bowls to his field really well and bowls really tight. That means I can attack from the other end. We’ve communicated really well over the last few months. We speak a lot in the nets, we speak a lot in the field, just about whatever – anything – spin bowling, field settings or how the ball’s going to come out. Just anything,” he said.
Adam Zampa believes that the combination of Nathan Lyon and himself would play a huge role for the team. The young lad is confident of making things fall in place for the team during crunch moments of the game.
“I think it’s going to play a huge role for us sometime throughout the World Cup. I don’t know if it will be every game but I definitely see us playing a huge role together.”
Well, it would be interesting to see how things would pan out for the spinners of Australia. They have named a brilliant squad for World Cup 2019 and certainly, one of the tough contenders for the title with David Warner and Steve Smith back in the team.