Zampa aiming to aid Essex cause

22 December 2018 06:25:38 EST

Australian leg-spinner Adam Zampa is hoping to help Essex make up for their disappointing showing in the T20 Blast las summer.

The 26-year-old, who has played in 33 one-day internationals and 20 T20 internationals for his country, took 12 wickets as the Eagles finished down in seventh place in the South Division last summer.

We didn't perform to the levels we were capable of last year and that's something we all want to put right.

Adam Zampa

And, having agreed a return to Chelmsford for 2019, Zampa is looking forward to playing a part in Essex doing much better than last season.

He told the county's official website: "I'm looking forward to getting back to Chelmsford and playing in front of that great crowd again.

"We didn't perform to the levels we were capable of last year and that's something we all want to put right. The club and the fans deserve a good campaign and that's what we'll aim to deliver."

Head coach Anthony McGrath added: "We saw how talented Zamps is with the ball last year and he's one of the best leg-spinners around at the moment.

"He was excellent for us last season and he's great to have around the changing room, so we're thrilled he's going to be back with us from July."

Meanwhile, Essex are priced at 8/1 to win County Championship Division One next summer, with holders Surrey 10/3 and Hampshire 3/1.

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