first_imgFinger-spinners are ruling the roost in white-ball cricket these days. Afghanistan spinner Rashid Khan has led this renaissance of sorts emerging as the No. 1 T20 bowler in the world. His impact on world cricket has been such that almost every international team these days packs a wrist-spinner in their team while playing ODIs and T20Is. Adam Zampa, the Australian leg-spinner has been a beneficiary of the same.Recalling his meeting with Rashid Khan earlier in January 2019 during the Big Bash League, Zampa recently admitted that the Afghan sensation is an ‘unbelievable’ bowler.”The reason he runs in so fast is because he’s got really thick fingers and holds the ball right at the end (of his fingers),” Zampa explained to reporters.”I bowl it (the ball) right in my palm, he bowls it right at the end. He’s so hard to pick because he just uses the end of his fingers. I tried doing it but they were just slipping out. I was like, ‘this bloke is unbelievable’.”As the two spinners exchanged notes on spin bowling, Zampa also quipped that though ‘could never bowl like Rashid’, the tips from Rashid would certainly come handy for the Australian batsmen when they face Afghanistan on June 1 in the 2019 World Cup.”To his credit he spent about 45 minutes with me…and (Marcus) Stoinis actually came over and was interested. I am so glad I did that because I now know I could never bowl like Rashid.”But having that information now means I can give it to our batters. Rashid Khan is a once in a lifetime bowler.”advertisementThough Afghanistan were one of the last 2 sides to qualify for the World Cup, they have managed to impress everyone with their constant rise in the cricket world. On the other hand, defending champions Australia will be gunning for their 6th World Cup title after receiving a major shot in the arm with the return of Steven Smith and David Warner.Also Read | Where are India’s 2011 World Cup winners?Also Read | World Cup 2019: MS Dhoni invaluable to Team India, says Brendon McCullumlast_img

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