NZ v AUS 2021: Adam Zampa credits captain Aaron Finch for his success in white-ball cricket

Zampa said he's not thinking of T20 World Cup, but just focusing on beating New Zealand.

Adam Zampa was confident of making to T20 World Cup 2021 squad | Getty Images

Australia spinner Adam Zampa has on Thursday (February 11) credited Aaron Finch for his success in the ODI and T20I cricket, saying his captain’s encouraging leadership style has given him the freedom to trust his instincts and be expressive on the field.

His comments came after the leg-spinner has climbed to the fourth spot on the ICC men's T20I bowling rankings and as high as second in October 2019 having managed 67 wickets in white-ball cricket in the last two years.

However, the spinner was dropped from Australia’s 2019 World Cup squad, but he forced his way back into the side and has now cemented his place as the frontline spinner.

Zampa told SEN, as reported by “Being led well as a leg-spinner is everything. You can be bowling the absolute house down in the nets and feel like you're bowling well in the game but if you've got a leader who is controlling, wants you to bowl a certain way every single ball every single time, it's just added pressure on you.”

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The 28-year-old continued, “With Finchy in particular, he's very communicative when I'll be bowling each game and who he wants me to bowl to but once I get out there he's just 'go with your gut, mate'. It works really, me and Finchy together.”

Zampa is set to be next seen in action for Australia in the upcoming five-match T20I series in New Zealand starting February 22 and the spinner has insisted that he isn’t thinking of making T20 World Cup 2021 squad at the moment. 

Zampa said that his primary focus is on giving his best to help his side beat the Kiwis, as he was confident of making the Australia squad for the mega ICC event in India.

He signed off, “As soon as you start worrying about yourself and worrying whether you're going to be on (the T20 World Cup tour) it's not the greatest of attitudes to have. I see myself on that tour.

I see myself as a massive leader in this side too, so I'm going to try and do everything possible to try and get us playing the best cricket possible so that we can have success at the tournament and not just be there.”

(ANI inputs)


By Rashmi Nanda - 11 Feb, 2021

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