ODI series against Pakistan will be so much tough: Zampa
CRICDOT DESK : The three-match ODI series against hosts Pakistan starting next Tuesday will be much more challenging for Australia, said visiting spinner Adam Jampa. Australia won the third and final Test of the series by 115 runs in Lahore on Friday. As a result, they won the three-match Test series 1-0.
Australia are not getting more than one top cricketer in the ODI series. David Warner, Pat Cummins, Josh Hazlewood, Steven Smith, Mitchell Stark and Glenn Maxwell are out of the squad for various reasons. Smith was dropped from the series due to an old elbow injury.
But Jampa thinks it’s the best opportunity to build a team. “It’s going to be a tough challenge,” he said. But what you can get from here is that some of your receipts will be added from here. When that happens, the depth of your team will increase. The newcomers include Shawn Abbott and Ben McDermott. Both of them have played two ODIs each.
Cameron Green, who played a match, is also in the team. Ben Darwish, Nathan Ellis, Josh Inglis and Mitchell Swipson are awaiting their debut. Jampa thinks that all the cricketers of the three formats need rest. “We have seen, especially in the last few years, that being a cricketer of three formats is often very difficult,” he said. Players like Cummins, Warner and Smith need a break and understand that. ‘
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He added: “It can be really difficult when there are a lot of inexperienced players in a team. This will definitely be a challenge and hopefully we can go north. Because these series are very important to us. If we can win the series with an inexperienced team, it will be really nice for us. ‘
The support of Australia’s limited-overs captain Aaron Finch has made Jumpa confident, ‘I think I have to pay more attention to my responsibilities. Because if you are a junior player then naturally you have to be aware of the responsibility. Finch has helped me a lot in my game. Finch supports me a lot when I’m out of the team.