Zampa keen to push his case in all formats

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Spinner Adam Zampa is keen to continue his red-ball career despite missing out on Australia’s limited-overs squads for the tour to England next month.

Zampa was not selected in Australia’s ODI squad for the five-match series in England or the T20 squad that will play a one-off game in the UK and a tri-series in Zimbabwe in July.

England leg-spinner Adil Rashid signed a white-ball only contract with Yorkshire to free him up to play in T20 leagues around the world but Zampa is still hungry push his case in all formats.

Zampa told Cricket Australia’s website: “The thought has crossed my mind (about playing white-ball cricket exclusively) but I’m still driven to play red-ball cricket and any move I make going forward is just about me getting as much cricket in as I can.

“It’s really important in Shield cricket this year to get those overs in and play as much cricket as I can so I do have the opportunity to get better.

“Because I really do think that cost me this year, being 12th man as much as I was.”

The leg-spinner was told he was dropped from Australia’s ODI squad after only taking two wickets at 107.5 in four games against England last summer.

However, Zampa is positive he can play his way back into the Aussie team in time for selection ahead of next year’s World Cup.

Zampa added: “It’s all positive going forward for me. Everybody is on the same wavelength.

“My path is pretty clear at the moment: Play heaps of cricket, get heaps of wickets, get better.

“I’ve got the numbers on the board and in 12 months’ time if they want that wrist-spinning option for the World Cup I’m going to make sure my experiences are invaluable for the selectors.”

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