Proteas

Zampa 'a very good talent' - Tahir

2016-09-29 19:20
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Adam Zampa (Getty Images)

Cape Town - The Proteas go into their ODI series against Australia with no less than three specialist spinners at their disposal in the form of Imran Tahir, Aaron Phangiso and Tabraiz Shamsi. 

It is an exciting prospect for the Proteas, even though the wickets for the first two ODIs in Pretoria and Johannesburg are expected to be flat. 

Tahir brings the experience, Phangiso has also been in the set-up for some time while Shamsi will continue in his endeavour to become a regular. 

Australia, meanwhile, have their own reason to be excited in the spinning department and that comes in the form of Adam Zampa. 

Still just 24, Zampa has been compared to the great Shane Warne. 

He has raced to 25 wickets in his 13 ODIs at an average of 22 and an economy rate of 4.84, and he could be a major factor in this series.

"He's a very good bowler," said Tahir. 

"He proved that last year in the IPL and playing all over the world. I reckon he's a very good talent."

But, said Tahir, South Africa has talent of their own to boast.

"We have quality spinners in our squad ... Phangiso, Shamsi and myself," he said.

"We're really excited about this series. We're playing against one of the best sides in the world and we're looking forward to that challenge." 

The first ODI takes place on Friday at Centurion. 

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