Australia will play against Pakistan on Friday and India on Sunday in T20 World Cup 2016 © Getty Images
Australia will play against Pakistan on Friday and India on Sunday in T20 World Cup 2016 © Getty Images

Adam Zampa believes he is ready to take on Pakistan and India on spin-friendly Chandigarh conditions. Australia, who play their next game against Pakistan on March 25 and then against India on March 27, will feel the need to win both the games to qualify for the semi-finals. Having lost their first game against New Zealand in a close contest, Australia came back strongly against Bangladesh, chasing down 157 with 9 balls to spare. The star of the game for Australia was Adam Zampa, who figures 3 for 23 set up the victory. And Aussies will again rely on the young leg-spinner to exploit the spin-friendly Chandigarh conditions. FULL SCORECARD: Australia vs Pakistan, 26th T20 Match, Super 10 Group 2

Speaking ahead of his side’s next two fixtures against Pakistan and India, Zampa said,  “It’s going to be a new challenge playing Pakistan and India, they’re great players of spin so it’s something that I’m really looking forward to. It’s been made quite clear that there’s been pressure on me to perform over here but I’m very excited about playing those types of players.”

“They’re both going to be equally hard I think. Both have got great spin bowlers, great players of spin. It’s going to be interesting to see what the Mohali pitch is like. We’re going to concentrate on Pakistan now.”

He also spoke about the confidence he got from the Bangladesh game. “The (Indian) pitches, I’m not used to. So it’s nice to have that little bit of experience and confidence now as well,” he said.

He also gave his views on skipper Steven Smith. “I work really well with Steven. He’s been really good for my game since I was a young guy. To have him standing there at cover all the time is really nice and I think we work together quite well. I haven’t changed anything at all. My plans are pretty simple and to have him there in the back of my ear to reassure that is nice,” he added.

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