Australian leg-spinner Adam Zampa narrowly missed out on the Player of The Tournament award as Australia won their maiden T20 World Cup title. He took 13 wickets in the tournament and ended as the second-highest wicket-taker in this World Cup. He has also taken a dig at former England skipper Michael Vaughan who before the tournament began, said that Australia would not win the World Cup.
Michael Vaughan while speaking to BBC Test Match Special wrote Australia off as not the favourites to win the tournament.
“I’ll say it now, I don’t give Australia much chance. In T20 cricket they’ve struggled. Glenn Maxwell’s exceptional so he will have to have an incredible tournament. But I don’t see the Aussies doing too much. England, India, West Indies, New Zealand, one of those four and maybe Pakistan because of the conditions,” Vaughan had said on BBC Test Match Special.
Adam Zampa Finished With 13 Wickets In The Tournament
Taking a queue from Vaughan’s words Adam Zampa shared a post on Instagram using the same words.
“I’ll say it now, I don’t give Australia much chance. In t20 cricket they have struggled. I don’t see Australia doing too much. England, India, West Indies, New Zealand, Maybe Pakistan?” wrote Zampa on his Insta post.
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As it turned out, Australia brought their A-game on the final beating their Trans-Tasman rivals by eight wickets with Mitchell Marsh playing one the best knocks of this T20 World Cup.
“I just tried to bowl to my strength, to the best of my abilities. I knew the wickets are going to be slow. I bowled in some good times, we won tosses and bowled with a dry ball. Tried to get wickets and tried to defend when needed. Lot of credit to them (support staff). Preparation from their side has been great. This is their win as well” said Zampa in the post-match presentation.