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“I Was Close” – Adam Zampa After His Omission From India Tour

“I Was Close” – Adam Zampa After His Omission From India Tour
Adam Zampa Photo: Twitter

Australian leg-spinner Adam Zampa has expressed disappointment at not being selected for the upcoming four-match Test series in India, which begins on February 9. While the 30-year-old has been a regular member of Australia’s white-ball set up in recent years, he has yet to make an impact in the longest format.

At the same time, a heartbroken Zampa has stated that he was reportedly assured by head coach Andrew McDonald that he is in the running for a spot in the 18-man squad for the India tour, which was not to be. Apparently, even Chief Selector George Bailey was present during the conversation six weeks ago.

“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,” Zampa said as quoted by news.com.au. “I thought with the way I’ve been going in international cricket in particular this was going to be my opportunity,” he added.

“I’m very disappointed” – Adam Zampa on his omission from the India tour

Adam Zampa. (Credit: Twitter)

“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,” the leggie further added.

Meanwhile, Adam Zampa prepared for this golden opportunity by competing in the Sheffield Shield cricket tournament, where he went on to take three wickets for New South Wales against Victoria at the SCG last month.

When Cricket Australia (CA) announced their 18-man squad for the Test tour of India, there was no sign of the leg-spinner, as the Aussies named four frontline spinners: Nathan Lyon, Ashton Agar, Mitchell Swepson, and the uncapped offie Todd Murphy.

Zampa is currently the Melbourne Stars’ Big Bash League (BBL) 12 captain. The Stars have had a disappointing season so far, finishing seventh in the eight-team points table with only three wins from ten games.

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