Correct cricbuzz prediction: Zampa gutted to reassess Red Ball’s future after missing India tour

Adam Zampa re-evaluates his future in Redball cricket after being ‘devastated’ by being dropped from the Australian Test squad to tour India next month.

Zampa was said to be likely to go on this trip, but he chose to keep Mitchell Swepson as his leg spinner after he toured Pakistan and Sri Lanka last year.

Zampa played their first top-flight game in three years when they took three wickets in New South Wales against Victoria in early December. But he also believed that his international whiteball record stood his ground, despite a crushing first-class return average of 47.90.

“I was very disappointed. I wanted to go there,” Zampa said. “I never know what will happen next for me. It is two and a half years until the next subcontinental tour.

“I was really excited to be on this tour, so please give it a try. The message was that my style of bowling could be useful there. Perhaps last minute, it was a change of heart.

“That was also the message I got six weeks ago – this would be a very good opportunity – but I’m [not going] so I’m very floored and then move on.” The time has come.

Zampa said Andrew McDonald’s coach and national selection coach George Bailey told him firing him was one of the most difficult decisions they had to make.

New South Wales have his three Sheffield Shield games available for Zampa after the BBL before he moves to India with the ODI team for his three games after the tests at the end of March.

After a tour of India, Australia’s next sub-continental test series will be in Sri Lanka in 2025, where he will see two matches. Zampa is not looking too far ahead and will focus on his ODI World Cup this year and his T20 World Cup in 2024. Focused on the Caribbean and the United States. He is currently ranked 5th among ODI Bowlers and 7th among T20Is.

“Before that, there are two World White Ball Championships (Sri Lanka). When it comes to red ball cricket, you never know what’s in store for you. Let’s get through this turmoil and think about it,” he said. “I’m not going to close the door on redball cricket completely. Life is always about balance and I have a family and with these whiteball tours and world championships coming up, I’m looking forward to taking care of my body, myself. , and have to think about what’s best for the family.”

Australia’s front-line spin attack in India includes Swepson, Nathan Lyon, Ashton Ager and uncapped off-spinner Todd his Murphy.

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