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Essex sign Zampa for T20 Blast campaign

Australia international Adam Zampa arrives at Chelmsford with a raft of short-form experience and 13 T20 international caps to his name

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Adam Zampa has signed for Essex Eagles

Essex Eagles have recruited Australian legspinner Adam Zampa for the entirety of their T20 Blast campaign.

Zampa arrives at Chelmsford with a raft of short-form experience and 13 T20 international caps to his name.

He will team up with his new colleagues on July 1 and will be available until Finals Day on September 15.

“I’ve always wanted to play county cricket and I’m looking forward to the opportunity to improve my skills in English conditions," Zampa said.

ADAM ZAMPA CAREER T20 STATS
Matches: 74
Wickets: 76
Average: 20.75
Economy: 7.05
Best: 6-19

"I have heard great things about the Chelmsford crowd, and can't wait to represent the Eagles in the T20 Blast."

Coach Anthony McGrath said: "I have been keeping tabs on Adam for a while. He has the ability to spin the ball both ways and that mystery in the middle overs is something that we have been missing from our T20 side.

"Adam has done excellently in the Big Bash and IPL, and has also featured regularly in white-ball cricket for Australia, so we know we are bringing in someone of international quality.

"We have done our homework and leg-spin makes a real difference in T20 cricket around the world, but you don’t want to just bring in any leg-spinner. Adam is one of the best around at the moment and it is another outstanding signing for the club.”

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