Australia’s Adam Zampa eager to make his Test debut


Mumbai : Australia’s leg-spin talent Adam Zampa, who is currently with the ODI team touring West Indies for the tri-series which also includes South Africa, thinks that if he can keep ‘improving’ he might soon get a Test call-up. The 24-year-old had a breakout ICC World T20 for Australia followed by an excellent IPL season for the Rising Pune Supergiants.

Adam Zampa who has often been compared to one of Australia’s greatest spinners Shane Warne, because of his bowling action and immense self-belief. With 3-16 in against West Indies in the first match and a wicket in the next match against South Africa, Zampa has done well so far in the tri-series and is looking forward to putting in more match-winning performances for Australia in the future. Zampa has been consistently selected in the Australian team for the limited overs formats and feels that this robs him of the opportunity to showcase his skill sets for the longer format in Shield matches. Speaking to, he said: “I think I've only played about five Shield games in the past 12 months or so. 

However it is frustrating only, because I really enjoy that format. I love playing for South Australia and Adelaide Oval is a great place to play, so all those things added up means it is frustrating.”One of the rising talents of Australian cricket, Zampa believes that he has been steadily improving since his debut for the team. He said, “But in terms of making it to the next level in that format, I want to keep improving my bowling. I think if I look at myself 12 months ago, 18 months ago, or 24 months ago, I think I'm ten times a better bowler than I was then.”

The 24-year-old feels he needs to improve on his versatility in different conditions saying, “Obviously I need to work out the conditions, bowling in Australia compared to bowling in places like here or India. I think the more I can experience that the better I'll be anyway."Zampa is optimistic about his chances of making the Test squad soon. Zampa had an impressive debut IPL season with the RPS under the leadership of M.S.Dhoni. He returned figures of 12 wickets from 5 matches, with best figures of 6/19 in four overs against the Sunrisers Hyderabad.