Adam Zampa named captain of Melbourne Stars in the Big Bash League . Zampa replaces Glenn Maxwell who suffered a fractured leg last month .
Melbourne, Australia, December 7 : In the absence of Glenn Maxwell, who suffered a fractured leg last month, Adam Zampa has been named captain of Melbourne Stars in the Big Bash League (BBL).Zampa has been Australia's most recognizable white ball spinner since arriving at the Stars in BBL05 and has since developed his game to a world-class reputation.Zampa has appeared at the T20 international level 72 times and 119 times at the ODI level.In Glenns absence, it's an honor to lead the Melbourne Stars and I'm excited to see what this group can accomplish.For the first time this year, I am excited to play alongside Trent Boult and Luke Wood alongside Joe Clarke.I cant wait to lead this squad with the help of Marcus, and I want to see as many of our fans at the MCG as possible on Friday, December 16th, according to a statement released by Melbourne Stars.Zampa is the Stars all-time leading wicket-taker with 82 and has the opportunity to play his 100th BBL game this season.Of course, Glenn is a big loss for us, but to have someone of Adams caliber to step in is a testament to our squad's strength, according to Melbourne Stars General Manager Blair Crouch. We were on track to break our membership record next week, so we cant wait to see as many Stars fans as possible at the MCG on December 16, he said.In the meantime, Jason Sangha has been named BBL's captain, ensuring that star batter David Warner is unlikely to fill the role.The 23-year-old, whose resume states he captained Australia's under-19s; Randwick-Petershams Premier team as a child and is the new vice-captain of the NSW squad, said he finds himself fortunate to have been influenced at Thunder by a slew of extraordinary players.At Sydney Thunder, I've been fortunate to have worked under some of the best players, starting with Shane Watson. Each of them had a positive effect on the team, and they all excelled because they were led by their actions, and that's something I'd like to achieve, said Sangha in a formal release.Sangha said he is also in the unique position of having a pool of talented players to back him: Chris Green, Dan Sams, Alex Hales, Rilee Rossouw, Sam Whiteman, and, of course, Dave Warner.They were all kings.I'm in good hands here, as well as the Sydney Thunders squad, as well as an excellent coaching and support staff, according to the player.