Australia's new leg-spinner has shown his potential in ICC World T20 and IPL 2016 © Getty Images
Australia’s new leg-spinner has shown his potential in ICC World T20 and IPL 2016 © Getty Images

Guyana Amazon Warriors leg-spinner Adam Zampa is excited about playing in his debut Caribbean Premier League (CPL) campaign, and believes that it will be a great learning curve for him as he tests himself in the Caribbean and Florida this summer. The 24-year-old New South Wales star, who has featured in six T20 internationals to date since making his debut against South Africa in Durban in March, has claimed five wickets in the shorter formats. He had a good outing for his national team in the ICC World T20 followed by an equally successful Indian Premier League (IPL) 2016 with Rising Pune Supergiants. FULL CRICKET SCORECARD: Australia vs South Africa, Tri-Nations Series, Match 4 at Basseterre

According to aninews.in, Zampa also outlined his hopes for his debut CPL season as well as his thoughts on the CPL’s plans to play matches in Lauderhill, Florida. Currently on ODI duty with the Australia squad in the West Indies as part of the Tri-Series, which also includes South Africa, Zampa took time to look ahead to his forthcoming CPL stint with the Warriors.

On his excitement about making his CPL debut: “I am very excited to play CPL. I have watched a bit of it on TV and, growing up and watching a lot of cricket in the West Indies, it looks like a lot of fun. I am looking forward to playing in the biggest party in world cricket. It’s going to be a great tournament, playing against great players, but obviously it looks like a fun tournament too.”

On his progression over the last six months from Big Bash League (BBL) through to the ICC World T20 and into IPL, he said, “IPL was a good learning curve particularly in terms of what I’m going to coming up with here in the Tri-Series and then into CPL. Playing tournament-style cricket has been a really good experience. The last six months, with the Australian team too, has been a bit of a whirlwind. I have played in a few Twenty20 tournaments now, including BBL and they are very similar in that if you are not having a successful tournament they can get quite hard. The drive to do well and do well for the team does make a big difference. I think that if you do have some success, the tournament does seem a lot easier than if you are losing”, concluded the 24-year-old.