The 24-year-old Adam Zampa has been picked in Australia’s squad for the triangular one-day international tournament in the Caribbean against West Indies and South Africa. His bowling action and run-up have been compared to Warne’s, which has further fuelled the hype, but the New South Welshman says that is where the similarities end.
“There’s only ever going to be one Shane Warne. People do look at me and think I look a lot like him but I think the only thing that would be similar is the smoother run-up. It’s a nice comparison but I don’t really think about it that way,” Zampa told.
Zampa played for the Rising Pune Supergiants in IPL. He has tremendous self-belief and confidence in his abilities. The Australian leg-spinner who has only grown from when he made his domestic debut for New South Wales, picked career-best figures of 6-19 in an IPL match for his RPS side.
“Fleming is perfect for me as well. He’s very relaxed. Dhoni was a very calming influence. I enjoyed it, he was good to me. He’s exactly how you’d think he is. Very chilled. Not in terms of not caring, but the way you see him on the field is exactly what he’s like off the field as well, ” Zampa said.
Australia, the defending 50-over world champions, play their first game of the tri-series against host West Indies at the Providence Stadium in Guyana on June 5.