Adam Zampa: Facing West Indies ‘pretty daunting, but so much fun’


The legspinner’s 2 for 20 was a key part of Australia’s victory in the fourth game

With West Indies surging away in their chase on the fourth T20I, threatening to make a mockery of Australia’s 189, Adam Zampa went to Aaron Finch and told him he wanted to bowl inside the Powerplay.
It hadn’t been part of the initial plan, with the legspinner set to be used when the fielding restrictions lifted, but such was the onslaught from Lendl Simmons and Evin Lewis that Australia needed to change tack.

And it worked. With his fifth delivery, Zampa slid one through Lewis’ attempt to cut and took the off stump. It was his first wicket of the series. When he returned for the ninth over he strung together three dots against Andre Fletcher and in his next skidded one through the struggling right hander.

Zampa would finish with the most economical figures on a night with nearly 400 runs: 2 for 20. It was in stark contrast to the previous game where Chris Gayle had taken 22 off his third over, but for Zampa nothing needed to change.

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