'India series snub could end Zampa's Test aspirations'- David Hussey
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Former Australian player David Hussey feels that leading white-ball spinner Adam Zampa could lose his Test aspirations after being ignored for the India Tests.
Hussey, who also coaches the Melbourne Stars in the Big Bash League (BBL), believes that the leg-spinner's non-selection for the India tour left the bowler upset.
Cricket Australia included as many as four spinners — Nathan Lyon, Ashton Agar, Todd Murphy, and Mitch Swepson — for the coveted Border-Gavaskar Trophy 2023.
Zampa has been Australia's most efficient spinner in white-ball cricket since 2021, claiming 43 T20I and 24 ODI wickets, respectively.
Speaking to SEN radio, Hussey further stated that Zampa, who bowls attacking lines and is able to spin the ball both ways, could have done exceptionally well in India.
Here's what Hussey said
"I think all reports from (head coach Andrew) McDonald and (chairman of selectors) George Bailey (was that) he (Zampa) was going to be going to India." The former Australia cricketer added that had Zampa been selected, he would have been successful in India. Unfortunately for Adam (Zampa) he didn't get the nod, but personally I think he would do an excellent job. Not too dissimilar to Anil Kumble, who was a fine bowler for India for many a year,
"Purely a sub-continent selection, I think he would have done a great job. But it would seem with his snub that his Test aspirations have probably passed him by."
Zampa, after CA's announcement of Australia's Test squad for India, talked about moving on from the longest format of the game.
The first Test between India and Australia takes place in Nagpur on February 9.