Aussie spinner Zampa eyes Dhoni's early dismissal in Kolkata

Hardik Pandya scored 83 runs and took two wickets in the first ODI against Australia

Hardik Pandya scored 83 runs and took two wickets in the first ODI against Australia

I was thinking the other day but just didn't execute it well enough. I've got quite a thick skin.... During the 2015 Indian Premier League, Zampa bamboozled some of the best batsmen in the game, but he had the advantage of listening to Rising Pune Supergiant ace Dhoni's advice from behind the stumps. Trailing 0-1 in the five-match ODI series, Australia will be eyeing to bounce back at Eden Gardens on Thursday and Zampa said they have plenty of variety in their attack. But I guess it does happen, probably happened to Shane Warne. "As long as you don't put yourself under too much pressure and learn from those situations, it's good", he said. He has also hoped that he would be able to dismiss him earlier next time. Australian spinner Adam Zampa felt they got the "length" wrong the other night. "I did not execute how I would have liked to in the over against Hardik".

"As disappointing as it was to have an over like that off me, to get him out in the end probably did make a difference between 280 and maybe 320 or 330 as well", Zampa said.

"I probably bowled three balls that were too full and as soon as you miss to a player like Hardik, it's going to go the distance".

Australia had reduced India to 87 for 5 at one stage before Pandya (83) and Mahendra Singh Dhoni (79) combined for a match-winning stand of 118 runs.

A player who has earned a permanent spot in the Indian side in a very short time is Hardik Pandya.

"Length here is very important in relation to the size of the ground".

Zampa went on to explain how bowling in India is different to bowling in Australia, especially for spinners.

Old wine matures with age and so has MS Dhoni as he scored his 100th fifty of his worldwide career to help India defeat Aussies in a rain curtailed game in Chennai to go one up in the ODI series. "The next 15 months, when he goes to South Africa, England and Australia, once he goes past that circle he'll either become a very good player or he'll probably start fading away", he added.

MS Dhoni may be at the sunset of his brilliant career but the great cricketer still has the firepower to win games for our country and the former Indian Captain can last till the next World Cup before he decides to hang his boots. "The two quicks bowled really well".

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