Adam Zampa bowling during Australia’s Cricket World Cup defeat to India (Picture: Getty)Aaron Finch says Australia leg-spinner Adam Zampa was using hand warmers during today’s World Cup match, after a number of India fans suggested he was tampering with the ball.
Pictures of Zampa taking an object out of his pocket in-between balls were doing the rounds on social media during India’s 36-run victory over defending champions Australia.
Zampa struggled during his six-over spell, conceding 50 runs as India posted 352-5 thanks to Shikhar Dhawan’s century and fifties from Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma.
In reply, Australia fell short of a third successive win despite David Warner, Steve Smith and Alex Carey all scoring half-centuries.
Aaron Finch’s Australia were outplayed by India (Picture: Getty)Asked about the pictures of Zampa that emerged on social media, Australia captain Finch said: ‘I haven’t seen the photos.
‘I know he has hand warmers in his pockets like every game and uses them.’
On Australia’s defeat and whether he will consider making changes for their next World Cup game, Finch added: ‘We will look at everything.
‘You assess conditions, we are off down to Taunton tomorrow, we will take a look at the surface there. You look for different combinations and balances all the time.’
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