Frustrated spinner Zampa calls for more wickets in Australia
MELBOURNE: Spin bowler Adam Zampa He has joined calls for a review of Australia's wickets, saying the country's pitching fields are pulling slow bowlers out of top-notch cricket.
Short-form specialist Zampa said he had rarely come across a genuine spinning wicket in Sheffield Shield domestic games, aside from the rare occasion in the Sydney Cricket Ground and when the Adelaide Oval launch was green and uneven.
Pitch fields are now used at most major cricket venues in Australia, except SCG and Gabba in Brisbane, and Zampa said they had massively changed the game.
It's really hard to get a wicket now that it's a four-round aimless day, the 28-year-old said to reporters in a video call on Tuesday.
(Spin) has basically been removed from the game now, except maybe the SCG, for example, sometimes, if the weather also adjusts.
We've had to play a different role in first-class cricket, that's for sure.
Zampa's comments come after the Australian hitter and Queensland captain Usman Khawaja He voiced similar concerns over the weekend, saying he was often reluctant to employ Mitchell Swepson, who spun his legs, given the lack of assistance from local pitches.
Test spinner Steve O'Keefe he retired from first-class cricket last month after failing to win another contract for New South Wales, despite being the most prolific cricketer among slow bowlers at Cricket Shield.
Zampa said managers had helped hitters improve their bowling swing technique with the introduction of Dukes' balls into the Shield, and now the spinners needed help.
I don't know if it has to be every wicket, but I think there should be some kind of emphasis on bringing the bowlers back, particularly on day four as well, he said.
Zampa has been a key player on Australia's One-Day and Twenty20 teams, but is eager for more red ball cricket to raise his hopes of winning a test limit.
He has been linked to a move to NSW from South Australia, where he has been frustrated with his limited possibilities.
With the termination of state contracts delayed due to the coronavirus, Zampa declined to comment on his domestic movements.
However, he was more forthcoming about his test ambitions, saying he hoped to gain a place for tours of the subcontinent in the coming years, where selectors are more inclined to choose a second roulette along with the incumbent. Nathan Lyon .
He acknowledged that his modest bowling average of 48.26 in 38 first-class games had probably done him little favors at the selector table, but he felt that his performance in short form showed improvement in recent years.
In recent years, it's probably been really easy for people to pin me down as a bowler, he said.
I really want to change people's perceptions.