Lyon pleased with Zampa’s development
Australia spinner Nathan Lyon knows that Adam Zampa is a threat to his place in the shorter formats, but still feels excited about the young leg spinner's future with the team.
Lyon is often seen as a Test specialist and doesn't always get picked for ODI or T20 games, while Zampa is becoming a more regular choice. But Lyon thinks there's nothing wrong with having depth in the spin stocks.
The veteran said of the blonde leggie: "It's exciting to see him come through. He's developing into a great spinner.
"He's backed himself. He understands where his game is at. He trusts his spinning ability and he's come along in leaps and bounds.
"We're really good mates … I've known him for a few years now.
"Hopefully if we get the chance to play out there in the middle together, we can win a couple of games for Australia."
Australia captain in all formats, Steve Smith, agreed that Zampa had come on in leaps and bounds: "He's certainly come a long way over the last couple of years.
"He knows what he wants to do and reads the batsmen very well. His control has improved a lot as well. Hopefully we see him continue to progress."
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