Adam Zampa banking on dual spin threat with Nathan Lyon at 2019 World Cup

first_imgAdam Zampa banking on dual spin threat with Nathan Lyon at 2019 World CupAustralia leg-spinner Adam Zampa is confident that in combination with senior partner Nathan Lyon, the duo could prove seminal to the side’s success at the 2019 World Cupadvertisement Press Trust of India LondonMay 21, 2019UPDATED: May 21, 2019 11:10 IST Australia will stay quite upbeat to defend its World Cup winning title (Photo: AP)HIGHLIGHTSAdam Zampa and Nathan Lyon were the architects of Australia’s ODI series win against PakistanZampa believes the duo can play the same role at the 2019 world CupIn their opening World Cup clash on June 1, Australia will take on a spin-heavy Afghanistan teamAdam Zampa believes his attacking leg-spin combined with Nathan Lyon’s precise off-spin can prove to be an important weapon for Australia as they look to defend their title at the ICC World Cup beginning May 30.Zampa and Lyon snapped 12 wickets between them in the five-match ODI series win over Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates.”I think it was a few months ago where we actually spoke to each other and said, ‘I reckon we can play a huge role coming up in the World Cup together so let’s do everything we can to make sure we’re both there’,” Zampa told reporters.”We play two different roles. (Lyon) is so accurate, a beautiful off-spinner, bowls to his field really well and bowls really tight. That means I can attack from the other end.”Zampa, who has played in English conditions following a spell at Essex last summer, said communication is the key to their success.”We’ve communicated really well over the last few months. We speak a lot in the nets, we speak a lot in the field, just about whatever – anything – spin bowling, field settings or how the ball’s going to come out. Just anything,” he said.”I think it’s going to play a huge role for us sometime throughout the World Cup. I don’t know if it will be every game but I definitely see us playing a huge role together.”Zampa reckons taking wickets in the middle over will be key and said skipper Aaron Finch has backed them to go for wickets.”That is something we have spoken about, and Finchy is big on trying to take wickets. If you are bowling to the middle and lower order in the last 10 overs it makes it so much easier for the fast bowlers at the death,” he said.advertisement”If you are bowling to in-form batsmen like Virat Kohli or Jos Buttler, for example, if they are in it makes it a lot harder, so wickets in the middle are so important in one-day cricket.”In their opening World Cup clash on June 1, the five-time champions will take on a spin-heavy Afghanistan team, which has one of the best current spinners Rashid Khan in its ranks.Zampa had shared a net session with Rashid earlier in the year and he said he will pass on some of his secrets to the Aussie batsmen.”I am so glad I did that because I now know I could never bowl like Rashid,” he said.”But having that information now means I can give it to our batters. Rashid Khan is a once in a lifetime bowler.Also Read | I wanted to bat like Shahid Afridi: Rashid KhanAlso Read | Andy Bichel feels Indian leg spinners give them edge over AussiesAlso SeeFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAjay Tiwari Tags :Follow AustraliaFollow World Cup 2019Follow Cricketlast_img

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