Adam Zampa was born Shellharbour, New South Wales in 1992 and plays his cricket for South Australia and the Melbourne Stars in BBL. Zampa, touted to be the most promising leg-spinner the country has ever produced since the legendary Shane Warne, made his Australia debut in February 2016 against New Zealand and an ODI debut followed soon after. Since then, he has been more or less a regular in Australia's limited-overs squad and also starred in the following World T20 later that year. However, as talented he may be, he is yet to breakthrough as Australia's primary spinner across all formats and has still shown of inexperience in first-class cricket which has stopped his rise to the spot. However, with age on his side, Zampa is expected to be Australia's No.1 spinner in the upcoming years.read more
With both the teams eyeing their first-ever T20 World Cup title let's have a look at key battles to watch out for from the summit clash.
After their demoralizing defeat to England, Australia would need to quickly pick themselves up as they face Bangladesh in almost a must-win match in the T20 World Cup.
Zampa and Kane Richardson, who were part of the Royal Challengers Bangalore squad, are set to fly back home later on Tuesday, having pulled out citing personal reasons.
The two are currently in Mumbai while their franchise Royal Challengers Bangalore has moved to Ahmedabad, where it will be taking on Delhi Capitals tonight.
The leg-spinner accepted the 'charge for an audible obscenity' during his BBL team Melbourne Stars' match against Sydney Thunder.
Virat Kohli's men started exactly on a note they wouldn't have liked, giving away 374 runs in 50 overs with rival captain Aaron Finch (114 off 124 balls) and his illustrious predecessor Steve Smith (105 off 66 balls) hitting contrasting hundreds.
The leg-spinner has claimed Kohli's wicket seven times in international cricket.
Zampa shared the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) dressing room with the franchise captain Kohli in the 2020 Indian Premier League (IPL).
Smith will return for Wednesday's deciding ODI having sat out the first two games after being hit on the head in the nets.
Zampa and Chahal are both wrist spinners but the Australian is eager to pick the brain of his IPL teammate when it comes to death bowling.
Zampa's inclusion has further boosted RCB's spin arsenal as the franchise already has the likes of Yuzvendra Chahal, Washington Sundar, Moeen Ali and Pawan Negi in the squad.
Richardson pulled out of IPL 2020 because he and his wife are expecting the birth of their first child.
Zampa has somewhat become a white-ball specialist for Australia in recent years and so far has featured in 55 ODIs and 30 T20Is but is yet to receive his Test cap.
Zampa, who has so far picked 33 T20I and 75 ODI wickets for Australia, is yet to play Test cricket.
Australian leg-spinner Adam Zampa has insisted that playing in Test cricket still remains his 'ultimate goal'.
Aaron Finch and Justin Langer had interesting choice of words to describe how close Adam Zampa and Marcus Stoinis are as friends.
On Friday, Kohli looked more dominating against the leggie, scoring 25 runs off 22 deliveries with two boundaries and only seven dot balls.
The idea of Kohli playing down the order has not worked for the Indian team or for his batting average, neither in ODIs, nor in T20Is.
Here are some of the key players battle we are going to witness during India vs Australia three-match ODI series:
Adam Zampa took 12 wickets for the Eagles during the 2019 Blast campaign as Simon Harmer's side captured their first T20 title.