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Adam Zampa was born in Shellharbour, New South Wales, Australia, on March 31st, 1992. Currently, Adam Zampa is 28 years old. He is an Australian cricketer who represents New South Wales, the Melbourne Stars and the National Team. He is a leg-spin bowler who is also a right-handed batsman. Adam's father, Darren Zampa, was a cricketer and played cricket for New South Wales and his mother, Allison Zampa, is a housewife. Adam Zampa's nickname is Zampa, but people also call him Zobra. In 2013, he shifted to South Australia to play domestic cricket matches. He wears jersey number 63 in honour of his mate, Late Phil Hughes. Besides cricket, he has worked as a Dolphin trainer at SeaWorld Entertainment. Adam Zampa is a dog lover, and he owns a pet dog whose name is Zaidee. Hattie Leigh Palma is Adam Zampa’s wife-to-be. They started dating in 2017. Adam Zampa’s net worth, according to the latest available information, is $5 million.

Adam Zampa’s IPL Career

Adam got his first experience of the IPL in 2016 when he joined the Rising Pune Supergiants. The leg-spinner was chosen in the Australian National Team for the Under-19 World Cup in 2010 and made his debut in November 2012. Adam has impressive control and variety and has even shown leadership skills during his captaincy stint with Sutherland in the Sydney grade competition. Adam was picked-up as a replacement for Kane Richardson ahead of the 2020 edition of the league. Adam's entry adds immensely to the already amazing spinners’ army that includes India internationals Yuzvendra Chahal and Washington Sundar. Moeen Ali, Pawan Negi and Shahbaz Ahmed are the other spin options in the Royal Challengers’ team. Adam's second IPL franchise that he had been a part of was the now-defunct Rising Pune Supergiants. He took 19 wickets in 11 matches at an economy rate of 7.54 playing for them. The stint included 6 for 19 - the best IPL figures by a spinner. Adam, who had enlisted his base price at INR 1.50 crore, was earlier unsold at the December 2019 auction. Both Adam and Richardson were in the UK for three T20Is and three ODIs against England. The tour ended on September 16, three days before the start of IPL 2020

Adam Zampa Stats

Batting Career Summary

  M Inn NO Runs HS Avg BF SR 100 200 50 4s 6s
ODI 58 26 7 124 22 6.53 207 59.9 0 0 0 8 1
T20I 33 6 4 23 9 11.5 26 88.46 0 0 0 2 0
IPL 13 2 0 5 5 2.5 8 62.5 0 0 0 1 0

Bowling Career Summary

  M Inn B Runs Wkts BBI BBM Econ Avg SR 5W 10W
ODI 58 58 3068 2843 85 4/43 4/43 5.56 33.45 36.09 0 0
T20I 33 32 686 751 36 3/14 3/14 6.57 20.86 19.06 0 0
IPL 13 13 263 358 20 6/19 6/19 8.17 17.9 13.15 1 0

Adam Zampa’s Domestic Career

Adam Zampa started as a medium-fast bowler in his school days, but after Cricket Australia released new guidelines for Under-14 matches restricting fast bowling, he turned to leg-spin. Later in 2009, he got selected in the under-19 team and represented Australia in their epic 2010 Under-19 WC campaign. After getting his state contract in 2012, Adam made his debut for New South Wales in the 2012/13 Sheffield Shield. He moved out to South Australia for his next season and there met Johan Botha, the then captain of South Australia. He then got trained at the Australian Centre of Excellence before joining the team. His hat-trick in the Matador BBQs One-Day Cup made headlines, which resulted in his transfer to the Melbourne Stars for the 2014/15 season. His T20 numbers, especially in BBL, where his overall economy rate stands at 7.19, is no mean feat. Then he got selected into the Australian ODI and T20I squads and performed well enough to maintain his spot for the 2016 World T20 in India; and he was fantastic in that tournament. The highlight of his bowling was his miserly economy rate of 6.27 runs per over once again. And it was the 2018-19 season that turned it around for Zampa, who already had a string of fine BBL performances behind him. The white-ball tournament of India in 2019 finally sealed the deal for him though in terms of a spot in the national side.

Adam Zampa’s International Career

In 2015, Adam Zampa was included in the Australian team for the 2015-16 Chappell-Hadlee Trophy against New Zealand, and there he made his ODI debut in the second match of the series on February 6th, 2016. He bowled his entire quota of 10 overs and took two scalps for 57 runs in that match. He also played cricket in the Caribbean Premier League for the Guyana Amazon Warriors, bagging the most wickets out of all the spin bowlers in the tournament, finishing with 15 wickets at an average of 18.46. Adam was in the Australian team for the 2017 ICC Champions Trophy, but he didn't get enough opportunities to play as two of Australia's three group stage matches were washed out, and they were not able to progress to the finals. Adam was described as one of the best Twenty20 spin bowlers of this generation to have come out of Australia. In April 2019, Adam was named in Australia's team for the 2019 Cricket World Cup, and to date, he has played 58 ODIs and has 85 wickets. Adam Zampa has matured considerably since the last 12-18 months, and he will be eager to put all the doubts regarding his eligibility in Australia's white-ball team to rest.

Zampa and Chahal are waving their magic with the ball in the 2020 Indian T20 Season. When making your Fantasy cricket teams on BalleBaazi, do give this leggie from down under a thought; and if you’re just playing Bowling Fantasy, then having Zampa in your team is a must. So fire up the BalleBaazi app and let Zobra score the points for you, while you WIN real cash on India’s favourite fantasy games app.

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