Quicks have been tough to score off in the powerplay: Zampa

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04 Nov 2021 | 02:13 PM
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Quicks have been tough to score off in the powerplay: Zampa

Zampa had a golden opportunity to pick up a hat-trick today but Matthew Wade spilled one behind the stumps on the hat-trick ball

Adam Zampa bowled beautifully against Bangladesh, who despite playing most of their home matches in spin-friendly conditions, failed to read Australia's tactics. After Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood set up the top order, reducing the Asian outfit to 10-3, Zampa showed his magic and picked up a five-wicket haul to bundle them out for a mere 73. The win also boosted their NRR to a margin that made them a prime contender for a spot in the semis. 

Speaking about the win, Zampa credited the pacers for their initial impact which he believes was crucial for them to eke out a win.

"First 5-fer it is always a pretty nice feeling. I have been playing for 5-6 years and that's one eluded me for a while. The quicks have been tough to score off in the powerplay, also guys like Maxwell doing well which gives me a chance to pick wickets in the middle overs," Zampa said in the presentation.

Zampa had a golden opportunity to pick up a hat-trick today but Matthew Wade spilled one behind the stumps on the hat-trick ball. However, Zampa is not fazed by that and stated if not for Wade, he wouldn't have picked as many wickets as he has already.

"I think I had three overs between that over and the hat-trick ball, I thought I was the only one who knew (about the hat-trick ball).. but if it wouldn't have been for Wadey's hands I wouldn't be getting so many wickets, he's been keeping beautifully well, tough catch but just happy with the win," the leg-spinner added.

Speaking about his role when he bowls in tandem with Ashton Agar as compared to him operating as the lone spinner in the T20 format, Zampa stated that he doesn't feel any added pressure. 

"It does change my role (when I'm the lone spinner) but I don't feel any added pressure, even when Ash (Agar) plays my role is to pick wickets in the middle. Sometimes you bowl in the powerplay and sometimes in the back end, but the overs I bowled today were purely to take wickets," Zampa concluded.

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