Kane Richardson believes he will be in Australia T20 WC squad

Australia paceman Kane Richardson believes he may lack the sex appeal of Australia’s fast bowling alpha males, but he is not suffering performance anxiety in the T20 arena, and can very well be in the T20 World Cup squad.

“If I keep getting picked and I keep performing, I think I will be there. But, there is so much that can happen, so much can change. I do not know what goes into the selection and whether it’s certain grounds that I will be suited to more at,” Richardson was quoted as saying by cricket.com.au.

“Those two blokes on the bench (Jhye Richardson and Sean Abbott) are breathing down my neck and there’s Josh Hazlewood back home as well. So, there is some good competition. But I think I am giving myself a good opportunity to be there,” he added.

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The underrated paceman reinforced his value in a tight loss to South Africa in Port Elizabeth, taking 2-21 to be the pick of the quicks. And behind this success, he thinks beling less celebrated was the biggest reason.

“I’ve just got to perform, because my name isn’t as big as those other guys,” Richardson said ahead of the series-decider in Cape Town on Wednesday. “When you talk about Cummins and Starc, they do it a little bit differently. I’m probably not as sexy as those guys in terms of they bowl 145km/h plus.”

The 29-year-old cricketer made his international debut for Australia back in January 2013, but has not been a regular face since then. So far he has played only 24 ODIs and 17 T20Is.

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