Posts Tagged "Adam Zampa"

The national selectors gave ODI captain Steve Smith an impossible task to beat England at the Gabba last night.

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The two halves of Adam Zampa’s ODI career contrast starkly. In his first 14 matches, the young Australian leg-spinner took 26 wickets at an average of 23, but in the second half he’s taken only 14 wickets at 52.

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Leg spinner Adam Zampa yesterday underlined why Australia must show faith in him as he and rookie paceman Jason Behrendorff bowled the tourists to a dominant Twenty20 win in India.

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Hilton Cartwright made his ODI on debut on Sunday, but never looked comfortable and was dismissed for one.

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It’s now been ten years since Shane Warne retired from international cricket and in that time, Cricket Australia has unearthed a total of zero competent leg-spinners.

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You can count the number of good leg spinners through the history of cricket with your hand, that’s how difficult they are to come by.

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It may have been the one of the most irrelevant series of international cricket for the Australian team in quite some time, but the recent three-match T20 competition between Australia (or Australia A if you will) and Sri Lanka has provided plenty of cannon fodder for critics like me.

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Adam Zampa believes his style of bowling as well as his experience would have been an asset in the subcontinent conditions when Australia tour India next month.

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Glenn Maxwell has just been picked as Australia’s spinning all-rounder for the Test tour of India, yet Steve Smith is showing blatant disrespect for Maxwell’s bowling.

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The case for South Australian Redback Adam Zampa being chosen for the upcoming tour of India has more holes in it than a sieve.

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Almost 24 years ago, Shane Warne announced himself on cricket’s international stage. It was June 1993 when he drifted a leg-spinner well wide of Mike Gatting’s leg-stump and ripped it back to hit the top of off.

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Australia’s summer of Test cricket has come to an end, the debate about who should feature in India come February has begun, and when it comes to the subcontinent, it’s the spinners who provide the most discussion.

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Australia have spent the past decade looking for the man to spin them to a Test victory on the sub-continent, but they may need to look no further than their own one-day side.

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No Australian needed runs like Usman Khawaja, and the under-pressure batsman has delivered in the country’s nine-wicket thrashing of Ireland in Benoni, South Africa.

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Getting smashed in Test cricket is great. It means we get to be really angry and yell at people for the dumb mistakes that we didn’t realise they had made until they lost.

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Leg spinners Adam Zampa and Fawad Ahmed look to be competing to make their Test debuts against Sri Lanka next week after Steve O’Keefe suffered a hamstring injury yesterday.

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Scott Boland has averaged of 73 with the ball in his ten limited overs matches for Australia.

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Ever since Shane Warne played his last Test, in January 2007, and Stuart MacGill finished his Test career, in June 2008, Australia has been longing for a good leg spinner. And at last, Adam Zampa has surfaced.

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It had been 20 months and some 35 matches since the last time Australia fielded two specialist spinners in an ODI.

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For years after Shane Warne retired from Test cricket Australia went on a desperate search for a new match-winning wrist spinner. Finally, they may have unearthed one, except he looks set to be a limited overs specialist.

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