In the absence of their regular captain Glenn Maxwell, the Melbourne Stars have appointed Adam Zampa as their new captain for the upcoming edition of the Big Bash League (BBL).
Zampa joined the Stars during the fifth edition of the tournament and has been part of them ever since. The star leg-spinner is the leading wicket-taker for the Melbourne Stars, taking 82 wickets. Maxwell, who broke his leg during a birthday party last month, has been ruled out from the entire season.
💬 Adam Zampa – "It's an honour to lead the Melbourne Stars in Glenn's absence and I look forward to helping get the best out of this group."
— Melbourne Stars (@StarsBBL) December 6, 2022
“With the help of Marcus as vice-captain, I can’t wait to lead this group” – Adam Zampa
Reacting to his appointment, Zampa stressed that it is an honour for him to lead the Melbourne Stars. He also asserted that he is committed to guiding the team to the title this BBL season.
“It’s an honour to lead the Melbourne Stars in Glenn’s absence and I look forward to helping get the best out of this group. Our Stars journey won’t be complete without a BBL title and we’re throwing everything into this season to achieve that,” said the newly appointed captain of Stars.
“I’m so excited to be playing alongside Trent Boult and Luke Wood for the first time along with Joe Clarke again this year. With the help of Marcus as vice-captain, I can’t wait to lead this group and we want to see as many of our fans at the MCG as possible on Friday 16th December at the MCG,” the spinner added.
— Sydney Thunder (@ThunderBBL) December 6, 2022
“They all did well was they led by their actions – and that’s something I want to do” – Jason Sangha
The young 23-year-old Jason Sangha has been appointed as the new captain of Sydney Thunder. Usman Khawaja who led the side in the previous season has left the franchise and will be leading Brisbane Heat in this edition.
He was also seen leading the Thunder’s side when Usman Khawaja missed three games last season. With David Warner’s availability as a captain still under consideration, Sangha has been given the full-time role.
“This means a lot. I have been fortunate to have played under some tremendous leaders at Sydney Thunder, starting with Shane Watson.”
“There have also been other quality skippers including Callum Ferguson, Usman Khawaja, and Chris Green. Each of them had positive impacts on the team, and something they all did well was they led by their actions – and that’s something I want to do,” said Sangha after being appointed as the new skipper” he added.