Spinner Zampa says Aussies have bowlers to turn to

Australia's Adam Zampa is looking forward to game two of the ODI series with India.
Australia's Adam Zampa is looking forward to game two of the ODI series with India. Rui Vieira

RAIN might be threatening Australia's second one-day international with India in Kolkata Thursday but Adam Zampa says there is no gloom and doom in the visitors' camp despite a first-up defeat in Chennai.

The weather intervened in game one, with Australia's innings cut to 20 overs.

The visitors could not chase down the revised target but Zampa said the team was not disheartened.

"It was tough coming down to 20 overs and they started really well with the ball,” the leg spinner said..

"The wicket was spinning quite well and the wrist spinners were quite hard to pick at night.

"Hopefully it's a little bit different under a 50-over situation.”

Australia used Pat Cummins and Nathan Coulter-Nile to take the new balls with great effect in game one.

The tourists could also use all-rounder Hilton Cartwright with left-arm spinner Ashton Agar, also a handy batter, also available if the pitch is likely to turn more.

Zampa said that variety bode well for Australia if tomorrow's game survives the end of the monsoon season.

"We have plenty of variety in our attack with two quicks who bowled very well for us the other day,” he said.

"We've got Jimmy (Faulkner) bowling what he does, a leg-spinning option and some off-spin as well.”

Australia will start underdogs but Zampa said it's start with the ball would have India thinking.

India was 3-11 and 5-87 before MS Dhoni and Hardik Pandya rallied to take the side to 7-281 in Chennai.

The rain came in the break and Australia fell short of their revised target of 164 from 21 overs.

"You don't often have a team like that three for nothing after 10 overs,” Zampa said.

"To come out of that with a loss is probably the most disappointing thing.”

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