Adam Zampa is an Australian professional cricket player. He was born on 31 March 1992 in Shellharbour, New South Wales, Australia. Zampa is a right-arm leg break bowler who bats right-handed.
When Zampa was in school, he used to bowl medium pace but after the release of Cricket Australia's new guidelines for Under-14 matches, in which they had put restriction on the speed of fast bowlers, he started bowling leg spin.
In 2009, he was selected in the Under-19 team and represented Australia in the their successful 2010 Under-19 World Cup campaign.
With his old-school technique of tossing the ball above the eye-line, he was highly successful in his youth career.
As a result, New South Wales signed him in 2010 but he didn't get a chance to play instantly as they already had a couple of successful spinners.
Zampa made his first class debut in the 2012-13 season of Sheffield Shield against Queensland and took 5 wickets in the match.
In 2013, he was signed by South Australia and took his first hat-trick in a match of 2014-15 Matador BBQs One-Day Cup against Western Australia.
In 2015, Zampa was added in the Australian team for 2015-16 Chappell-Hadlee Trophy against New Zealand and made his debut in the second match of the series on 6 February 2016.
In his debut match, he bowled his full quota of 10 overs and took 2 scalps for 57 runs.
On 4 March 2016, Zampa debuted in the shortest format of the game against South Africa.
However, he didn't get any wicket in the match but bowled his quota with a decent economy of 6.50.
Rise to Glory
Since debut, Zampa performed well enough to maintain his place in the team. Especially in T20s, he emerged as an economical wicket-taker. Consequently, his name was added in the team for the 2016 T20 World Cup. Though, Australia couldn't do well in the tournament but Zampa finished as Australia's highest wicket-taker at the excellent economy rate of 6.27.
Despite of his consistency, he was dropped for the second game of the 2016-17 three-match T20 series against Sri Lanka which led Australia to lose the match and the series.
He then played in the dead-rubber and took 3 wickets for 25. Consequently Australia won the match.
Zampa's consistent economical bowling in T20s caught eyes of several franchises owners who bought him to play for their teams in various leagues such as CPL, IPL, Big-Bash.
In IPL, playing for Rising Pune Supergiants, Zampa achieved the second best bowling figure in the IPL history after taking 6 scalps for 19 runs against Sunrisers Hyderabad.
This wrist-spinner seems to like indian turning pitches as he has taken 19 wickets in 11 IPL games.
In the Caribbean Premier League, he played for Guyana Amazon Warriors and took 15 wickets.
In Big Bash, he has featured for Adelaide Strikers and Melbourne Stars.
Till date, Zampa has played 27 ODIs and has 40 wickets in his name. In T20Is, he has 16 wickets in 12 fixtures. Zampa has also played 34 First-Class and 55 List-A games, in which he has taken 97 and 81 wickets respectively.