Zampa baffled by Australia omission

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A frustrated Adam Zampa has questioned the Australia selectors over the "odd" decision to drop him from the one-day international side during the series against New Zealand.

The spinner played in the first game against the Black Caps, but was left out of the following two as the world champions won the Chappell-Hadlee Trophy with a 3-0 whitewash.

Zampa is the leading ODI wicket-taker in the world this year with 30 dismissals and the tweaker is puzzled by his recent omission from the team.

"To gain some momentum back after the whitewash in South Africa is always nice, but it's always disappointing personally when you don't really think there's a great reason why you're not playing," he told Cricket Australia's official website.

"I don't know if anyone is going to overtake me, but I'm the leading wicket-taker for the year at the moment and to have both me and Hasto [John Hastings] on the sidelines feels a bit odd.

Zampa added: "The selectors said to me that I'd been bowling well and I bowled well in the first game at the SCG, too. So I don't really know [why I was dropped], I didn't really get the feedback that you would like to try and improve on.

"So I guess if they think I'm bowling well there's not really much else I can really do."

Australia went with four pacemen for the crushing wins over New Zealand in Canberra and Melbourne, but Zampa believes there should be room for him in the attack.

"For some reason we have an obsession with these 150-kilometre-an-hour quicks, and it makes sense to have those guys in the side. You're always going to pick them," Zampa said.

"But to have those guys in the side who are always going to get early wickets, it's always going to make my job easier. I think to have a leg-spinner to complement the guys bowling 145 clicks, I think is the perfect scenario.

"I think I'm going to be in the squad [against Pakistan]. I don't think I've done anything wrong to not get in the squad at least. I want to be able to prove that I can do it here. I've done it on Australian wickets before.

"I'm looking forward to the Pakistan series but it's always disappointing not to be playing."