Adam Zampa set to take center stage in tri-series final
Published - Jun 26, 2016 6:51 am | Updated - Jun 26, 2016 8:21 am
Adam Zampa, one of Australia’s finest leg-spinners at the moment. In spite of being left out against the West Indies in what seemed to be a semi-final, the 24-year old is expected to make a comeback into the scheme of things in the final of the Tri-Series 2016. They now face the prospect of playing the West Indies in the final.
Zampa, the team’s leading wicket-taker with nine scalps at 19.33, has been one of the shining lights in an indifferent tournament for Australia. In spite of being the number one ranked team in the world, the Australians have most certainly not had it easy in the ongoing Tri-Series. They have been defeated by both sides in the series. However, they will certainly throw the kitchen sink as they face-off against the hosts at Barbados.
“I dare say it’ll take a little bit of spin, so Adam Zampa certainly comes into consideration,” Smith said on Saturday (June 25). “I’d say he has a pretty good chance (of playing). He was a bit disappointed (to be dropped), which is fair enough. But he’s worked hard in the nets the last couple of days… it’s a final and we want to win, so I’m sure he’ll be all over that opportunity.”
Australian skipper Steve Smith, on the other hand, said that they will have to get rid of West Indies batsman Marlon Samuels as early as they can. “He’s obviously been in pretty good nick this series, particularly against us,” Smith said.
“We’re going to have to get him out early if we want to have success tomorrow. Hopefully, we can just let our actions do the talking because West Indies have been up for a fight… they are pretty dangerous in these conditions.” He concluded saying.