31 March 1992
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Right Arm Leg Spin
Adam Zampa is an Australian international cricketer who represents the Australian cricket team in limited-overs cricket. He was born on 31 March 1992 in Shellharbour, New South Wales, Australia. He plays for the national team in limited-overs formats. He switched from medium pace to leg spin as a young player, inspired by Shane Warne. He joined Australia's under-19 team in 2009 and later played for the Blues, earning a rookie contract in 2010 after being part of Australia's victorious 2010 Under-19 Cricket World Cup squad. In his youth career, Zampa took 11 wickets in two Test matches and eight ODIs.
Adam Zampa started his career with a rookie contract for New South Wales in 2010. However, he didn't get many chances at the state level due to competition from other spin bowlers. He made his first-class debut in the 2012–13 Sheffield Shield season for New South Wales. Later, he played for the Sydney Thunder in the Big Bash League.
After the season, he moved to South Australia, where he worked with spinner Johan Botha. Zampa had a notable performance in the 2014–15 Matador BBQs One-Day Cup. He signed with the Melbourne Stars in 2015 for T20 cricket. His 2015–16 season was quite successful. He played for Australia in One Day Internationals and Twenty20 Internationals but faced challenges in first-class cricket. In 2022, he joined the Welsh Fire for The Hundred.
Adam Zampa, known for his leg-spin bowling, made his ODI debut in 2016 and became a regular in Australia's limited-overs squads. He played a significant role in the 2016 World Twenty20 despite having recently joined the squad. Zampa's T20 franchise performances, including a memorable spell in the IPL, highlighted his talent. However, he struggled to break into Australia's Test side.
He excelled in shorter formats and was part of the 2019 Cricket World Cup squad. In T20 cricket, he achieved remarkable feats like taking a five-wicket haul. His notable performances continued in ODIs, and he recently reached 100 ODI wickets in 2022. Despite a record for most runs conceded in ODIs, Zampa maintained his impact, taking crucial wickets for Australia in 2023.
Adam Zampa was born to mother Alison Zampa and father Darren Zampa. Zampa Got married to Harriet Palmer in April 2020. She is a former Miss Earth Australia winner. the couple has a son named Eugene who was born in March 2021.
Adam Zampa Career
In Adam Zampa's Odi career, He has played 90 matches to date in his ODI career and he took 151 wickets, with an average of 28.80, conceding nearly 5.56 runs per over with a best individual figure of 5 for 35.
Adam Zampa has played 73 matches to date in his T20 career and he took 82 wickets, with an average of 22.23, conceding nearly 6.99 runs per over with a best individual figure of 5 for 19.
He holds the 11th position in the ICC ODI bowling rankings with a total of 615 points. Adam Zampa is ranked 8th position in the ICC T20 bowling rankings with a total of 657 points.