Australia spinner Adam Zampa has said that the team is really desperate to win the ODI World Cup 2023. Former champions Australia were knocked out at the semi-final stage in the 2019 edition of the tournament.
Speaking to ICC, Zampa, Australia’s best white-ball spinner said that it would be great to recreate the feeling of winning the 2021 T20 World Cup.
“Winning that T20 World Cup was one of the best feelings I have had on the cricket field and winning the 50-over World Cup would be a pretty similar feeling I would assume,” Zampa said during the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Trophy Tour.
“You don’t get the chance to win World Cups very often,” he further added.
Australia have done well in ICC tournaments in the recent past finishing as the champions in 2015 and 2021. Zampa said that he still thinks about the 2021 victory.
“We are still thinking about that World Cup we won a couple of years ago (2021) and are trying to recreate that feeling,” Zampa told ICC.
“We were disappointed with our 2019 World Cup and how that finished and we still have that burning desire to win a one-day World Cup,” he further added.
Australia recently defeated India in a 3-match bilateral series away from home. Australia are considered as one of the better visiting sides in India for their depth in both batting and bowling departments.
“Our one-day cricket has been really good for a long time and we are one of the best teams in the world according to the ICC rankings,” Zampa noted.
“We have been playing really good one-day cricket lately so hopefully the boys have played enough cricket or had enough rest so that when we get to India we are ready to go,” the spinner concluded.