“With COVID-19 and Victoria taking over, some of that has been lost – and I don’t mean in a bad way, but when someone oversees two clubs, you kind of lose the edge you get with Eddie McGuire around. Kind of guy. But yeah, I want to do justice to the club and bring back the vibe I had when I first joined.”
As for India’s prospects, Zampa has been increasingly thinking about testing since he was on standby during the trip to Sri Lanka in case of another injury in the series. Zampa’s white-ball record against India has encouraged selectors to consider him.
“In my opinion, it’s going to be beautiful and real,” he said. “It’s going to be an exciting tour to be involved in, and that’s the main reason I’m in the Shield because I still want that opportunity. So, this BBL might look a little bit different in terms of my preparation and training volume, Because if I’m going to be touring, I need to keep those workloads going.
“It’s nice to get to 35 rounds, which I haven’t done in a long time, and I feel like I can play another bout now, which might be a bit surprising because I’ve been a little fidgety in my shoulders for a long time. But Things have improved and I feel good.”