IND vs AUS: Adam Zampa to reassess future in Test cricket after omission from Australia squad
Mitchell Swepson pipped Adam Zampa as the lone leg-spinner in the Test series tour of India.
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Leg-spinner Adam Zampa expressed his disappointment after being excluded from Australia's Test squad for the upcoming Border Gavaskar Trophy against India. It is understood that the leggie had a strong chance of making the cut, however, Mitchell Swepson pipped the former ahead of the series.
Following the exclusion from the squad, Zampa was gutted over missing out on the series in the Asian subcontinent. He also stated that he was quite ‘excited’ about touring India and making an impression on the side.
"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,” Zampa was quoted as saying by ESPNcricinfo.
"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,” he added.
Don't know what's in store for me red-ball cricket-wise: Adam Zampa
Despite not getting a chance to feature in the Test format, the spinner has decent numbers when it comes to white-ball cricket. In 76 ODIs he has racked up 127 wickets at an average of 28.66 and 82 wickets in 72 T20I outings. He further added that he would not close the doors on red-ball cricket as of yet but would reconsider the chances.
"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,” told Zampa.
Australia plays its first Test on February 9 in Nagpur against hosts India.
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