Kane Richardson is an Australian cricketer, born on 12th February 1991 in Eudunda, South Australia. He is primarily a right-arm medium fast bowler and bats right-handed as a tail ender.
Kane Richardson: Along the years
First-class debut for South Australia
ODI debut against Sri Lanka
Signed up for Pune Warriors India
T20I debut against Pakistan
Joined Rajasthan Royals
Went to Royal Challengers Bangalore
Bought by Melbourne Renegades
Selected for 50-over World Cup
Highest Wicket taker for Adelaide Strikers
Richardson represented his state for the first time in a KFC T20 Big Bash tie against Queensland in 2009. He was picked for the domestic ODI squad thereafter. Richardson was picked in the Australian squad for the 2010 ICC U19 World Cup. Before the tournament, he picked a five-wicket haul in a youth test in India. He picked six wickets in the three games he played as Australia won the tournament under Mitchell Marsh.
Richardson had his breakth
rough season during the 2012-13 Ryobi Cup. He took 21 wickets from six games at an average of 13.80. As a result, he was called up to the national team when Mitchell Starc was injured.
Richardson made headlines in 2013 when he was bought by the Pune Warriors India for $700,000 in the IPL. But he managed to play only three matches in the season and took only a couple of wickets.
Richardson’s insipid performance prompted a move to Rajasthan Royals in the next season where he enjoyed at productive IPL season as he took seven wickets at an economy of 7.62. After two seasons with Rajasthan, the lanky pacer made another mover to a different franchise.
This time he appeared for Virat Kohli led Royal Challengers Bangalore in 2016 and returned with 7 wickets at an average of 19.42. He is still part of RCB but pulled out of IPL 2020 due to the impending birth of his child.
Other T20 leagues
After spending the first six seasons of the Big Bash League with the Adelaide Strikers, being the club's all-time leading wicket-taker taking 42 wickets in 40 Twenty20 matches for the Strikers and South Australia combined, Richardson decided he wanted a fresh start and signed a new five-year contract with the Melbourne Renegades in 2017.
Kane Richardson made his ODI debut against Sri Lanka at Adelaide in 2013. He scored a duck as Australia were bowled out for a poultry 170. He was economical with the ball but could not manage a wicket as his figures read 0/15 from six overs. Richardson was dropped thereafter and played his next ODI more than a year later.
Kane Richardson’s most impressive performance came against India at Canberra in 2016 when he picked 5/68 to help his side to victory. The year 2017 saw Kane Richardson emerge as one of the important figures of Australia’s bowling department in the face of injuries faced by other players. He was one of the shining performers of Australia’s dismal tour of India. He picked 3/55 at Kolkata and then followed it up with 3/58 in Bengaluru.
Kane Richardson was picked for the 2019 World Cup but played only a couple of matches and scalped 5 wickets to end the tournament. Richardson is part of the touring team that is all set to face England in the limited-overs series post-COVID.
He made his T20I debut against Pakistan at Dubai in 2014. He took 1/13 in his three overs. Richardson's ability to bowl at any stage of an innings makes him an asset to have in the shorter formats. Kane Richardson has played 18 T20Is so far in his career and taken 19 wickets at an average of 26.57
Kane Richardson is yet to don the baggy green in the longest format of the game for Australia. With a stacked bowling lineup in Tests, it has been difficult for many Australian pacers to break into the national team, Kane Richardson is no exception.
Kane Richardson was born in Eudunda in country South Australia on 12 February 1991 but spent much of his childhood in Darwin in the Northern Territory. He is a vegan.