‘It is very tough as an overseas spinner’ – Adam Zampa after going unsold in the IPL 2022 mega auction
Adam Zampa also added that the IPL franchises spent a lot of money on procuring pace bowlers.
Updated - Feb 18, 2022 11:24 am
Adam Zampa went unsold in the 2022 IPL mega auction. The Aussie leg spinner was slotted in at a base price of INR 2 Crore, but no franchise was interested in availing his services.
Zampa has now opened up on his IPL snub. The leg spinner said that it was tough for an overseas spinner in the IPL mega auction this year. Adding that the franchises spent a lot of money on procuring pace bowlers, Zampa opined that even the batters only got decent money as compared to the pace bowlers.
“It’s very hard as an overseas spinner, particularly if you’re just a specialist spinner who’s not so much of a mystery spinner. The mega-auction, the way it panned out, they spent a lot of money on fast bowlers, a lot of money on allrounders, and even batsmen don’t get great money. They get okay money,” said Zampa as quoted by cricket.com.au.
I will be a valuable addition to any of the IPL squads next year: Adam Zampa
Adam Zampa also said that once the franchises had spent money on the pacers, they spent money on procuring local spinners. Adding that there will be more opportunities coming up for him next year, Zampa concluded by stating that he will be a valuable addition to any IPL franchise based on how he is bowling at present.
“And then once all that money gets spent, they go, ‘Okay, we need some spinners now,’ and usually they feel like the local guys can do an okay job anyway. I think there’ll be opportunities maybe next year with the IPL though … I think I’d be a valuable addition to any of those squads particularly with the way that I’m bowling at the moment,” concluded Zampa.
Zampa has played 14 matches in the IPL and has scalped 21 wickets at an average of 17.62 in the Indian T20 league.