This morning as I munched my brekkie (and swiftly followed it up with my lunch, a la ZMKC) in front of Sky’s coverage of the Bangladesh-England Test, I’m sure I heard Nick Knight say of debutant spinner James Tredwell:
“He’s bowled well; he's got plenty of zang off the pitch…”
I doubted myself immediately of course, but it did sound like ‘zang’. He emphasised the zang, and emphasis is a good way to give any noise a bit of meaning.
Perhaps Knight thinks of zang as the yang to zing’s yin.