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RCB's Zampa aims to master death bowling during IPL

Source: PTI  -  Edited By: Harish Kotian
September 14, 2020 18:20 IST
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'I might get the opportunity to bowl those overs just because of the way the team is structured.'

Adam Zampa

IMAGE: Australia's Adam Zampa appeals for a wicket during the first ODI against England, in Manchester, on September 11, 2020. Photograph: Stu Forster/Getty Images for ECB

Australian leg-spinner Adam Zampa wants to forge a partnership with India's Yuzvendra Chahal during the upcoming IPL, where he aim to master the art of death bowling while playing for the Royal Challengers Bangalore.

 

Zampa and Chahal are both wrist spinners but the Australian is eager to pick the brain of his IPL teammate when it comes to bowling in the final overs of a T20 match.

Zampa is keen to learn the skill since he was part of skipper Aaron Finch's unsuccessful death bowling plan in the T20 series against England recently.

"I really enjoy bowling at the death, I love those pressure overs especially when the game is on the line," said Zampa, who played two seasons for the now-defunct IPL franchise Rising Pune Supergiants.

"They needed 18 to win off the last two overs (in the second T20I against England) and I told (Australia captain Aaron Finch) Finchy I should bowl it. It obviously didn't go to plan but I'm not going to change my attitude after one game.

"I've got a really good opportunity in the IPL bowling with Chahal at RCB and I might get the opportunity to bowl those overs just because of the way the team is structured," he was quoted as saying by cricket.com.au website.

He might not have been successful in the recent matches, but Zampa enjoyed considerable success bowling at death in the Big Bash League for Melbourne Stars.

But his real challenge will be to find a place in the RCB playing XI where he faces competition from Indian spinners Washington Sundar and Pawan Negi, besides England all-rounder Moeen Ali.

"I really enjoy bowling with another leg-spinner so it's going to be a really good opportunity to bowl with Chahal," said Zampa.

"We have similar traits but can learn a little bit from each other as well."

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