• Aussie spinner joins SA batsman at Essex

    Australian leg-spinner Adam Zampa will rejoin Essex for next year’s T20 Blast.

    Zampa was Essex’s top wicket-taker in the 2018 tournament, with a dozen at an average of 20.75.

    ‘I’m looking forward to getting back to Chelmsford and playing in front of that great crowd again,’ the 26-year-old told Essex’s official website.

    ‘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 Zampa is with the ball last year and he is one of the best leg-spinners around at the moment.

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

    Zampa has played 33 ODIs and 20 T20Is since 2016’s international debut.

    Essex have also recruited South African batsman Cameron Delport for the T20 Blast.

    ‘We identified early on that we needed to add another batsman to the squad for the Blast, and with all of his experience Cameron fits the bill perfectly,’ added McGrath.

    ‘He’s excelled in the global competitions and it’s a good match for both the club and the player. We’re excited about the firepower he can add to the side and I’m sure he will excite the Chelmsford crowd.’

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