World Cup 2019: Steve Smith, David Warner can handle the English crowds, says Adam Zampa

"It's just a part of the game," says the Australia leg-spinner.

Adam Zampa believes Australia are doing a great job of handling any boos directed at Steve Smith and David Warner.

Smith and Warner made their official international returns in Bristol on Saturday, with the latter striking 89 not out and earning the man of the match award as the reigning Cricket World Cup champions began their campaign with a seven-wicket victory over Afghanistan.


The twin tests of a World Cup in England and Wales and an away Ashes series mean Smith and Warner, who served 12-month bans for their roles in a ball-tampering scandal, can expect plenty of criticism from the stands in the coming months.

Both men were subjected to jeers in Australia's World Cup opener, but Zampa believes the team will not be affected.


"You heard the boos today when Smithy went out there," said Zampa following the win over Afghanistan.

"Call it what you want, disrespectful, or just a part of the game. Either way, I think the way that us as players are handling it has been great.

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"Honestly, we spoke about it during our camp in Brisbane, about how we are going to react to it and how we are going to handle it and we haven't spoken about it since. I think we expected what we were going to cop and I think all of us, to our credit, are just getting on with the job.

"If you let it get to you, I suppose that is when something will happen. I think we are handling it really well at the moment."