Australian leg-spinner Adam Zampa, who was called up by the Royal Challengers Bangalore as a replacement for pacer Kane Richardson, aims to enhance his death bowling skills upon receiving the opportunity in this year’s IPL.
Zampa, who has been decent bowling at the death in T20 Cricket before, has not been up to his standards in the recently concluded T20I series against England. The leg-spinner was called upon to bowl the penultimate over of the innings on two occasions, but he ended up conceding 22 in the first instance and 18 in the second.
“I really enjoy bowling at the death, I love those pressure overs especially when the game is on the line,” Zampa said. “They needed (18) to win off the last two overs (in the second T20) and I told 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.”
Zampa has been added to a spin bowling department that already has the likes of Yuzvendra Chahal, Moeen Ali, and Washington Sundar, but the leg-spinner remains optimistic on the prospect of RCB playing both him and Chahal. He said, “I really enjoy bowling with another leg-spinner so it’s going to be a really good opportunity to bowl with Chahal. We have similar traits but can learn a little bit from each other as well.”