In the absence of Glenn Maxwell, who suffered a leg injury last month, Adam Zampa has been named captain of the Melbourne Stars in the Big Bash League (BBL). Zampa’s name has been mentioned as a possible Australia ODI and T20I captain. After the squad was hit by Covid, he captained the Stars against the Adelaide Strikers last season.
Zampa, as a white-ball-only player, will be available for the entire BBL unless he is unexpectedly called up to the Test squad to tour India. The new captain of the Melbourne Stars will increase his workload in the upcoming KFC BBL season in order to strengthen his case for selection to Australia’s tour of India. With no red-ball cricket between now and the selection deadline next month, Zampa has had to be inventive in his pursuit of the baggy green.
It’s a Privilege to Lead The Melbourne Stars – Adam Zampa Zampa stated that he is honoured to be the captain of the Melbourne Stars. It was a pleasure, he said, to play alongside Marcus as vice-captain, Trent Boult and Luke Wood for the first time this season, as well as Joe Clarke.
“It’s an honour to lead the Melbourne Stars in Glenn’s absence, and I look forward to working with this group to get the most out of them.” “Our Stars journey will not be complete unless we win the BBL title, and we’re putting everything into this season to achieve that,” Zampa said in an official statement released by the Melbourne Stars.
“I’m so excited to be playing alongside Trent Boult and Luke Wood for the first time along with Joe Clarke again this year. With the help of Marcus as vice-captain, I can’t wait to lead this group and we want to see as many of our fans at the MCG as possible on Friday 16th December at the MCG,” he added.
Zampa has played 72 T20 internationals and 119 ODIs for Australia. With 82 wickets, he is the Stars’ all-time leading wicket-taker; he could play his 100th BBL game this season.