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'I Realised That...,' Adam Zampa Reveals The Secret Behind His Clinical Performance Vs ENG

Zampa celebrating a wicket with Mitch Marsh [AP]Zampa celebrating a wicket with Mitch Marsh [AP]

Experienced leg spinner Adam Zampa emerged as Australia's bowling trump card, helping them defend a 201-run total in their second T20 World Cup game against England in Barbados. 

Chasing 202, England had a brisk start to their innings, with openers Jos Buttler and Phil Salt adding 73 runs for the first wicket. However, Zampa dismissed both of them to swing the game into the Aussies' favour. 

His clinical figures of two for 28 earned him the prestigious player of the match award. During the post-match presentation, Zampa reckoned how the experience of playing against the Englishmen helped him put up a stunning show with the ball. 

"Yeah, we play against England a lot, so we know many of their players. We've trained here before, and we know the dimensions of the ground. We played that game knowing there was a massive breeze today on the long side," Zampa said. 

He also revealed why he decided to bowl a tad quicker than his usual speed, explaining the significance of role clarity in the Australian T20I setup. 

"I realised that if I could get the ball into the wicket with some speed, it would stay low and be hard to play cross-batted shots against," the leg spinner added. 

"We've got great depth in our bowling attack. Guys play different roles. You saw today, some guys were bowling to the tough boundary, bowling really defensively, and getting wickets that way as well. So we all play different roles," he concluded. 

With a commanding 36-run win over arch-rivals England, Australia consolidated their top position in the Group B standings. They will take on Namibia in their third group-stage encounter on June 12 at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua.