Cricket

Zampa has a novel idea to combat sixes

2016-06-15 16:00
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Adam Zampa (Getty Images)
St. Kitts and Nevis - Australia spinner Adam Zampa has suggested a new way to combat being hit for six, joking after his drubbing at the hands of West Indies' Marlon Samuels that snooker rules should apply.

Batsman George Bailey told the media, after Zampa was hit for three consecutive sixes in the teams' loss in the tri-series: "He reckons it should be like snooker, where you have to call which pocket you're going to.

"So the six Kieron Pollard tried to hit over mid-wicket because it went over point it should be out."

But Bailey was more serious when he said that Zampa had little to fear about losing his place in the side, despite going for 60 runs, because spinners were always targeted on small grounds.

He added: "I don't think you get to be a leg-spinner at this level unless you've been hit for a few sixes.

"They targeted him and to be honest I don't think he had much help.

"We didn't have them under enough pressure (in the field and from the other end), they were playing pretty freely."

Zampa himself was not as confident, saying one's place was never secure: "I don't really feel entrenched in the XI.

"We've got lots of part-time options and when you've got the calibre of quicks you do in the Australian squad, you just never know what the thinking is."

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