Fox Sports Australia – Twelve months after being overlooked for a place in an injury-depleted squad that travelled to England for a five-match series, Zampa is now pushing for a place in the side for the tournament opener against Afghanistan.

Summary

  • Twelve months after being overlooked for a place in an injury-depleted squad that travelled to England for a five-match series, Zampa is now pushing for a place in the side for the tournament opener against Afghanistan.
  • It was the first time since 2008 that Australia had clinched a five-match series sweep away from home, with Zampa playing a starring role in the second match with a career-best haul of 4-43.
  • Nathan Lyon’s form with the white ball has also been encouraging and Zampa felt a double-headed spin attack at the World Cup could pay dividends for the five- time champions.
  • Zampa said the pair have forged a strong bond in recent times, regularly sharing tips about the art of spin bowling.
  • “We said to each other a few months ago, ‘we can play a huge role coming up to the World Cup, so let’s do everything we can to make sure we’re both there’.


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