Australia looking at England game as quarter-final

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Zampa considers England game a quarter-final

 

Australia have so far played two matches in the ongoing ICC Champions Trophy 2017, and both of them were washed out due to rain, which put the Aussies in a precarious position in their hunt for a semifinals berth. However, the young spin sensation Adam Zampa believes if they can manage to reach the finals, then those two matches would not really matter.

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“It would be frustrating if the results don’t go our way towards the end of the tournament,” legspinner Adam Zampa said after the Bangladesh game. “If we do scrape into the finals, then it doesn’t really matter. It is what it is at the moment. If we can play well against England and get into the finals, none of what has happened really matters.

Zampa also revealed that after those two washouts, they are now considering their next and the only remaining match of the group stage against the hosts England as a quarter-final clash, which could give them the ticket for the semifinals.

“We just spoke about it in the team meeting then. We’re looking at it as a quarter-final. Australians in ICC tournaments in the past have thrived on that pressure and hopefully we can do the same.”

Zampa played his first match of the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 against Bangladesh on Monday, and he ended up taking two wickets at expense of just 13 runs. He bowled only four overs in this match, and did not come to bowl until the 35th over, after part-time offspinner Travis Head had already sent down eight overs.

 

– Jannatul Naym Pieal, Correspondent, bdcrictime.com