Australia’s premier leg-spinner, Adam Zampa is not featuring in the 18-member squad for the India tour.
Zampa has expressed his disappointment for the same recently.
On the other hand, Zampa has featured regularly for Australia in the white-ball format but is yet to make a mark in red-ball cricket.
Additionally, he has also revealed that despite repeated assurances from head coach Andrew McDonald and chief selector, George Bailey, he still did not get picked for the squad.
Zampa’s communication with McDonald and Bailey took place almost six weeks ago.
Zampa says he’s very disappointed to miss out on India tour
I was close. I got told from George Bailey and Andrew McDonald that it was one of the toughest (decisions) they had to make for the tour. I’m very disappointed, I would have loved to be on it.
Adding further, Zampa says,
I thought with the way I’ve been going in international cricket in particular, this was going to be my opportunity.
Moreover, Zampa says,
That was the messaging I got six weeks ago, this could be a very good chance, I could be on it. Now I’m not I’m very flat about it.
Furthermore, to prepare himself for the golden ticket to India, Zampa even played in the Sheffield Shield cricket tournament where he picked up two three-wicket hauls for New South Wales against Victoria at SCG last month.
But, when Australia announced their 18-member squad for the India series, Zampa did not even get a mention as the selectors decided to go ahead with four frontline spinners- Nathan Lyon, Ashton Agar, Mitchell Swepson, and uncapped Todd Murphy.
Right now, Zampa is busy leading Melbourne Stars in the 12th edition of the Big Bash League.
So far, the Stars have not played up to the mark and are languishing in seventh place in the eight-team tournament.
They have just three wins from 10 games and six points with an NRR of -0.296.
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