Adam Zampa has joined the South Australia Redbacks from the NSW Blues in a virtual trade with Nathan Lyon. The leg-spinner will be a welcome addition to a side that appears to be on the rise.
Zampa made his debut for the NSW Blues in the Bupa Sheffield Shield in a rare match at Manuka Oval. Zampa displayed all the skills required from a leg-spinner. He removed Nathan Reardon and Chris Hartley in the first innings to break what had been a hefty partnership. In the second dig, he came on late to pick up the last three wickets against a clueless tail.
In his last Shield match, Zampa picked up two wickets in each innings on a seam-friendly wicket to once again stake his claim as a potential Australian spinning option down the track.
The youngster has been highly impressive in his three first-class appearances so far, having picked up 10 wickets at just 23.9.
He has been equally impressive in the Ryobi Cup, having picked up six wickets from his four appearances, including a career best 3/55 against his new teammates.
Zampa received plenty of praise for his efforts during the KFC T20 Big Bash League. Playing for the Sydney Thunder, Zampa was one of the few bright spots in an otherwise bleak campaign.
The spinner picked up five wickets for the tournament, including a career best 3/26. Although not noted as a prodigious turner of the ball, Zampa’s control and execution have him held in high regards.
Former spinners were encouraged by his confidence to flight the ball, especially at ANZ Stadium where the boundaries down the ground aren’t friendly to spinners.