IPL: Zampa replaces Richardson in RCB

Dubai, September 1

Royal Challengers Bangalore has named Australian leg-spinner Adam Zampa as a substitute for his compatriot Kane Richardson, who pulled out of the IPL beginning September 19 within the UAE.

Richardson opted out of the event to be along with his spouse for the delivery of their first youngster.

“We’re thrilled to welcome Adam Zampa in RCB colours. He replaces Kane Richardson. Let’s #PlayBold Adam Zampa.” RCB tweeted on Monday night time.

“The RCB family is excited for Kane and his wife who are expecting the birth of their first child and respect his decision to pull out of the tournament,” it added.

Zampa joins the likes of Yuzvendra Chahal, Washington Sundar, Moeen Ali and Pawan Negi, strengthening the staff’s spin assault.

“We are disappointed to not have Kane’s skills with us this IPL, as he was certainly on top of his game,” RCB staff director Mike Hesson mentioned.

“However, as soon as we came upon Kane and Nyki’s child was due in the course of the IPL, it is an thrilling time, and we had been absolutely supportive of Kane eager to be on the delivery of their first youngster.

Hesson felt Zampa additionally offers the facet “extra options if conditions suit spin as expected during the tournament.”     

This shall be Zampa’s second stint within the IPL as he earlier performed for the Rising Pune Supergiant.

The 28-year-old went unsold on the public sale final yr whereas Richardson was purchased for Rs Four crore by RCB.

Both Richardson and Zampa are at the moment in England as a part of Australia’s squad for the white-ball tour.

The two groups are slated to play three T20Is and as many ODIs between September 4-16.

The 13th version of IPL was shifted out of India because of the COVID-19 pandemic. PTI 

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