Australian leg-spinner, Adam Zampa had a good outing in the first ODI against India in Hyderabad. The Aussie player accounted for wickets of Indian skipper, Virat Kohli, and Ambati Rayudu. He caused a mini-collapse in India’s innings but then the partnership between MS Dhoni and Kedar Jadhav and the average total set by Australia proved too difficult for the visitors to win the ODI series opener.
Zampa revealed how he plans against Kohli, who is no.1 ranked Test and ODI batsman. He was quoted as saying by cricket.com.au., “He’s (Virat Kohli) one guy we always spend a little bit of extra time talking about in team meetings. It’s good for the confidence, it’s exciting to get a player like that out.”
Zampa credited former Indian player, and Australia’s spin consultant, Sridharan Sriram for his success against Kohli. “Sri (Sridharan Sriram) has got the experience here and the knowledge. In Australia, I tend to bowl a little bit more top-spinners and wrong’uns whereas here I’m probably a bit more out the front, a bit of side spin. Sliders with a little bit of leg-spin, I’m finding in the nets it worked. And I got a wicket like that the other night in the first game – Kohli was the one that went straight on,” said Zampa.