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04 Mar 2019

Know about Zampa's secret weapon to dismiss Virat Kohli

Zampa reveals his secret weapon to dismiss Kohli

Virat Kohli is undoubtedly the world's top batsman across all the formats of the game.

With most of the top bowlers struggling to dismiss him, Australian spinner Adam Zampa has found a secret weapon to get rid of him.

He has already dismissed the Indian skipper twice on this tour as he intends to become a thorn in Kohli's flesh.

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Zampa reveals his secret weapon to dismiss Kohli
Zampa speaks on the secret weapon

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Zampa speaks on the secret weapon

Zampa said that the secret weapon was suggested to him by former Indian all-rounder Sri (Sridharan Sriram).

He further added that bowling more out the front with a bit of side spin has helped him restrict Kohli.

He feels that bowling sliders with some leg-spin also works against Kohli, as he tried it in the nets.

Sticking to this plan helped Zampa overcome Kohli.

Kohli vs Zampa

Kohli's record against Zampa across all formats

While Kohli has played Zampa seven times in international cricket, he has been dismissed on three occasions.

Indian skipper has scored 65 runs off the 61 deliveries bowled by Zampa, with a run rate of 6.39.

Against Kohli, Zampa has an average of 21.6, while his dismissal rate is 20.3, along with 34.3% of dot balls and 8.19% of boundaries.

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Sri's experience is helping me: Zampa

"Sri has got the experience here...Sliders with a little bit of leg-spin, I'm finding in the nets it worked. And I got a wicket like that the other night in the first game - Kohli was the one that went straight on," said Zampa.

Who is Sridharan Sriram?

Sridharan Sriram

Who is Sridharan Sriram?

Sridharan Sriram, a former Indian cricketer from Tamil Nadu, is a left-handed batsman, who also used to bowl left-arm orthodox spin.

He was named Indian Cricket Cricketer of the Year for scoring 1,075 runs during the 1999-2000 Ranji Trophy.

He participated in eight ODIs, following which, he played mostly domestic cricket.

He also played for Delhi Daredevils and Royal Challengers Bangalore in the IPL.

From Australia A to Australian consultant to Kings XI Punjab

Sriram has been into coaching since 2015 when he coached Australia A during their tour of India. He was the coaching consultant to Australia's Test team during the 2015 Bangladesh tour. Later, he also served as the coach of IPL franchise Kings XI Punjab (KXIP).

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How did Zampa dismiss Kohli in the 1st ODI?

How many wickets did Zampa claim in the 1st ODI?

Which ICL team did Sridharan Sriram used to play for?

Has Sridharan Sriram played any Tests for India?

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How did Zampa dismiss Kohli in the 1st ODI?

Asked 2019-03-04 20:13:02 by Saanvi Dutta

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Kohli was trapped leg-before by Zampa on 44.

How many wickets did Zampa claim in the 1st ODI?

Asked 2019-03-04 20:13:02 by Muhammad Rao

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Zampa claimed two wickets for 49 in 10 over during the 1st ODI.

Which ICL team did Sridharan Sriram used to play for?

Asked 2019-03-04 20:13:02 by Rajesh Rangarajan

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Sridharan Sriram played for Ahmedabad Rockets in the ICL.

Has Sridharan Sriram played any Tests for India?

Asked 2019-03-04 20:13:02 by Parakram Pawar

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No, Sridharan Sriram has represented India only in eight ODIs.

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