“There Should be Emphasis in Bringing Spin Bowlers Back Into the Game” Says Adam Zampa

Published 05/12/2020, 2:35 PM EDT

Australia’s spin bowler Adam Zampa feels that the cricket authorities in the country should review the wickets as they are not helpful for spinners in any way. He added that Australia’s drop-in pitches are driving the slow bowlers out of first-class cricket. 

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The white-ball spinner said that there aren’t any grounds apart from SCG that supports the wicket aiding spin bowlers. Adam Zampa revealed in a video call, “It’s really hard to get a wicket now that’s a day four turner with any rough. Spin has basically been taken out of the game now except for maybe the SCG for example – sometimes – if the weather suits as well. We’ve had to play a different role in first-class cricket, that’s for sure.” 

Zampa also believes that the administration needs to do something for spin bowlers in the same way they introduced ‘The Dukes‘ for swing and spin bowlers. Zampa added, “I don’t know if it has to be every wicket but I think there has to be some sort of emphasis in bringing spin bowlers back into the game, particularly on day four as well,” 

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Adam Zampa wishes to play Test cricket

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Over the years, Adam Zampa has successfully established himself as a white-ball bowler. However, the cricketer wishes to change this notion as he desperately wants to be a part of Australia’s Test cricket team and prove himself as an economical test bowler. 

Talking about the same, Zampa revealed, “For me playing Test cricket is still the ultimate goal,” he said. “Over the last few years, it’s probably really easy for people to pinpoint me as a white-ball bowler. I’ve played most of the white-ball games for Australia over the last few years so it’s really limited my first-class opportunities. So I really want to change people’s perceptions.”

Though his records aren’t great when it comes to the longest format of the game, Zampa believes that his game has changed immensely over the years. He has polished his bowling skills and is looking forward to getting that ‘baggy green’ 

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Zampa concluded, “I know my first-class record doesn’t really speak for itself. But over the last three years when I haven’t really been playing first-class cricket, I’ve really improved as a bowler. So I’m looking to still get that baggy green.

 

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Sakshi Jain

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