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Prolific Zampa set for death overs role

Of all the bowlers set to feature at next month’s World Cup, Australia have the most prolific since the last one four years ago and he could just be their surprise weapon at the death when the tournament gets underway on October 5.

No bowler from the 10 nations to qualify for this year’s event in India has taken more one-day international wickets than Adam Zampa’s 74 since the 2019 World Cup, and during that period he’s also proved to be Australia’s most effective in the last 10 overs.

Australia’s attack – including Zampa but missing key members in Mitchell Starc and captain Pat Cummins – copped a hammering at the death during their recent five-match series in South Africa as the Proteas went at 10.31 runs per over between overs 41-50 to overturn a 0-2 deficit to win the series 3-2.

Until that series, only Afghanistan (5.45) and the Netherlands (6.38)…

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