RCB replaces Kane Richardson with Adam Zampa
Due to the birth of first child , Kane Richardson has pulled out his name from playing IPL 2020 to be with Royal Challengers Bangalore. The franchise has named legspinner Adam Zampa as his replacement. Although, the spinner was unsold at the IPL auction for base price 1.5 crore, he is now introduced in the tournament.
Zampa will join the RCB’s spin attack in this version which kicks off on September 19 in the UAE. Meanwhile, the spin attack already included Yuzvendra Chahal and Washington Sundar. Besides, Moeen Ali, Pawan Negi and the uncapped Shahbaz Ahmed are the other spin options in the Royal Challengers squad.
“We are disappointed to not have Kane’s skills with us this IPL as he certainly on top of his game,” Mike Hesson, Royal Challengers’ team director, said.
“However once we found out Kane and Nyki’s baby was due during the IPL, it’s an exciting time and we were fully supportive of Kane wanting to be at the birth of the first child. When looking at our squad for UAE conditions we felt it was an opportunity to bring in another quality legspinner in Adam Zampa to provide cover for Chahal and also give us extra options if conditions suit spin as expected during the tournament.”
This is the second time , the youngster will participate in the cash rich league. He first played for Pune in IPL. Although, he was unsold at the auction, but he has been introduced dur to his fabulous performance in the Big Bash League. Zampa is currently in the UK to play against the English.