Sport Adam Zampa signs county cricket deal for Essex

02:36  07 february  2018
02:36  07 february  2018 Source:   sportingnews.com

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Cricket Network 07 February 2018. Australia leg-spinner Adam Zampa has signed for English county Essex for the entirety of their domestic T20 campaign. Zampa brings a wealth of sprint format experience having played in Australia's Big Bash and the Indian Premier League

Adam Zampa (born 31 March 1992) is an Australian cricketer who represents South Australia and Melbourne Stars. He is a leg spin bowler who also bats right-handed.[1]. Essex County Cricket Club – current squad.

a man wearing a uniform: Adam Zampa of Australia celebrates with team mates after taking the wicket of Tom Blundell of New Zealand.© Matt King/Getty Images Adam Zampa of Australia celebrates with team mates after taking the wicket of Tom Blundell of New Zealand.

Adam Zampa has signed for English county Essex for their domestic T20 Blast campaign.

Zampa has enjoyed relative success in the Big Bash League and the Indian Premier League and has earned 31 ODI and 13 T20I caps.

The leg-spinner played in Australia's T20I tri-series opener against New Zealand in Sydney last week, taking a wicket as the hosts romped to victory.

Zampa boasts an impressive T20 record, having taken 86 wickets from 74 games at 20.75, with a respectable 7.05 economy rate.

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Essex have signed Australia leg-spinner Adam Zampa for this summer's T20 Blast. Read more on BBC Sport County Cricket . Siddle joins Essex on short-term deal . 5 Feb. From the section Cricket .

The 25-year-old continues to push his case as Australia's go-to short-form spinning option, despite calls for incumbent Test spinner Nathan Lyon to be handed an opportunity in the coloured clothing.

Zampa will join Essex in July - one year out from the 2019 World Cup, also to be held in England.

Should Zampa also be picked in Australia's squad for the five-match ODI series against the Poms in England in June, the experience gained, coupled with potential success for Essex, could see the leggie firm his grasp as Australia's primary spin option in white ball cricket.

Zampa's signing comes after Aussie paceman Peter Siddle recently announced he was joining Essex on a short-term contract.

Siddle, who had previous spells in England with Lancashire and Nottinghamshire, agreed a deal with the reigning county champions that will cover the opening games of the 2018 season.

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