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Adam Zampa's style of bowling is certainly very similar to that of Anil Kumble: Michael Hussey

By Nilabh Aole -

Former Australia cricketer Michael Hussey reckons that Australia's current leggie Adam Zampa's attitude towards his bowling is quite similar to the Indian great Anil Kumble. Zampa has given some impressive performances that ensure his spot in the test squad for the forthcoming tour of India.

Talking to 'cricket.com.au', Hussey said, "Kumble was a lot taller but not a big turner of the ball and had a lot of success bowling in that manner. Kumble is a legend of the game so it's a bit premature to compare the two, but the style of bowling is certainly very similar so you can make some comparisons there."

Zampa has played 11 limited-overs matches in the sub-continent conditions for Australia and he has been successful in taking 18 wickets at an average of 16.11.

Speaking about world No.1 Test test bowler Ravichandran Ashwin said, "I think the way Ashwin bowled in the nets, you ask someone like Smithy (Smith) or guys that you can tell he's going to come up against in international cricket. I think there was one net session to Smithy where he just bowled leggies for an hour. I don't think he (Ashwin) wants to give too much away."

The 24-year old leggie expressed his way to handle criticism, he said, "I know a lot of people say 'he doesn't spin the ball enough' and all that junk. I don't really see a difference if the ball goes under the bat, over the bat or next to the bat. People have a lot of criticism on that side of my game but there are other ways of taking a wicket than being a big spinner of the ball."

Zampa concluded, "A lot of people have been talking about my first-class statistics and all those things, but if I was given the opportunity, the way I bowled in Sri Lanka particularly and I know it's Twenty20 cricket but during the IPL, the respect I've gained from those countries and the players now I think I would suit that role." 

Nilabh Aole

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