The veteran player Kris Srikkanth has applauded star Australia spinner Adam Zampa for deceiving the batters with flight in Australia’s first World Cup 2023 win against Sri Lanka. Zampa registered figures of 4/47 in eight overs as the Aussies bowled Sri Lanka out for 209 in Lucknow on Monday, October 16. The five-time champions then chased down the below-par target with five wickets and 14.4 overs in hand as well.
During a discussion on Star Sports, Srikkanth said: “You said it absolutely correctly. When you reduce your speed, you get the loop. All four of his wicket-taking balls pitched on the good length. When a bowler bowls with loop, the batters feel a halwa or laddu is coming and the ball dips at the last minute.”
However, Adam Zampa first dismissed Kusal Mendis brilliantly caught by David Warner. He then trapped Sadeera Samarawickrama, Chamika Karunaratne and Maheesh Theekshana before the wicket to complete his four-wicket haul as well. Meanwhile, Harbhajan Singh also shared his thoughts on Adam Zampa’s spell.
“Most of your wickets were lbw, which means you bowled a better length than before. When he started, he bowled slightly short but as and when he got his rhythm, he started pitching the ball up. He didn’t bowl any wicket-taking balls in his first six overs but it takes just one ball for you to get that form back or to get that rhythm going. After that, he consistently pitched the ball up. You get wickets only when you bowl consistently in a good zone. Nothing happens with one or two good balls. His pace was also very good. He bowled slowly. The boundaries were big, so he asked them to hit sixes if they wanted. The wicket-taking balls were virtually all in the good-length spot, as they say, the area of uncertainty,” Harbhajan Singh concluded