The Australian Leg-spinner Adam Zampa seems pretty disappointed after being excluded from Australia’s Test squad for the upcoming Border Gavaskar Trophy against India. There is no denying the fact that the leg-spinner has pretty good credentials for making it into the squad, however, Mitchell Swepson pipped the former ahead of the series.
Following the exclusion from the squad, Zampa was gutted over being ignored for the series in the Asian subcontinent. He also stated that he was quite ‘excited’ about touring India and making an impression on the side.
During a recent chat with ESPNCricnifo, Adam Zampa said, “I’m very disappointed. I would have loved to have been on it. Don’t know what’s next for me now, it’s two-and-a-half years until the next subcontinent tour. I thought with the way I’ve been going in international in particular that this was going to be my opportunity. I was really excited to potentially be on this tour, give it a crack.”
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He further explained, “The messaging was my style of bowling might have been handy over there. Potentially last minute that was a change of mind. That was the messaging I got six weeks ago as well – that this was going to be a very good chance – but now that I’m not [going] I’m very flat about it and time to move on from it.”
Despite receiving the snub in Test cricket, the spinner has decent numbers when it comes to limited-overs cricket. In 76 ODIs Zampa has scalped 127 wickets at an average of 28.66 and 82 wickets in 72 T20I outings. He further asserted that he would not close the doors on the longest format of the game as of yet but would reconsider the chances.
Elaborating the same, Adam Zampa said, “Don’t know what’s in store for me red-ball cricket-wise. Will just through this Big Bash and reconsider. I’m not going to close the door completely to red-ball cricket. Life is always about balance and I’ve got a family and these white-ball tours and World Cups that are coming up so I’ve got to try and think about what’s best for my body, myself, my family.”
Australia and India will be playing in the opening game of the 4-match series at the VCA Stadium in Nagpur.