Kane Richardson

Australia

Personal Information
Born
Feb 12, 1991 (30 years)
Birth Place
Eudunda, South Australia
Height
Role
Bowler
Batting Style
Right Handed Bat
Bowling Style
Right-arm fast-medium
ICC Rankings
                            Test      ODI      T20
Batting               —              —           —
Bowling             —             74           15
Career Information
Teams
Australia, Australia U19, South Australia, Adelaide Strikers, Pune Warriors, Rajasthan Royals, Australia A, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Melbourne Renegades, Cummins XI
Kane Richardson is one of Australia’s young promising fast bowlers who can bowl fast and get the ball to move around. He represents South Australia, the state where he was born. He was part …
Batting Career Summary
M Inn NO Runs HS Avg BF SR 100 200 50 4s 6s
ODI 25 12 7 75 24 15.0 68 110.29 0 0 0 7 4
T20I 26 5 2 16 9 5.33 15 106.67 0 0 0 0 0
IPL 14 4 1 36 26 12.0 39 92.31 0 0 0 2 1
Bowling Career Summary
M Inn B Runs Wkts BBI BBM Econ Avg SR 5W 10W
ODI 25 25 1312 1240 39 5/68 5/68 5.67 31.79 33.64 1 0
T20I 26 26 534 705 29 3/18 3/18 7.92 24.31 18.41 0 0
IPL 14 14 317 443 18 3/13 3/13 8.38 24.61 17.61 0 0
Career Information
ODI debut
vs Sri Lanka at Adelaide Oval, Jan 13, 2013
Last ODI
vs South Africa at Senwes Park, Mar 07, 2020
T20 debut
vs Pakistan at Dubai International Cricket Stadium , Oct 05, 2014
Last T20
vs New Zealand at Westpac Stadium, Mar 07, 2021
IPL debut
vs Delhi Capitals at Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh International Stadium, Apr 28, 2013
Last IPL
vs Sunrisers Hyderabad at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Apr 30, 2016
Profile
Kane Richardson is one of Australia’s young promising fast bowlers who can bowl fast and get the ball to move around. He represents South Australia, the state where he was born. He was part of Australia’s squad for the 2009/10 Under-19 World Cup which also included Mitchell Marsh, Josh Hazlewood, Nic Maddinson and Alister McDermott. Though he did play all the matches, in his 3 games, he impressed with bat and ball.

He picked 6 wickets in the competition and also made vital contributions with the bat, including a highest score of 44. He was then signed by the Adelaide Strikers for the 2010-11 Big Bash League season and has played for them since then. He has played almost every match for the Strikers is the joint leading wicket-taker for the side.

When Mitchell Starc was injured for the second ODI against Sri Lanka at the Adelaide Oval in 2013, Richardson was named as his replacement and he only played the game, his first international for his country.At the 2014 IPL auctions, he was bought by the Rajasthan Royals and also took the field for them in a few games. He made his T20I debut for Australia in October 2014 against Pakistan.

Although more of a T20 specialist, Richardson did have a fine match-turning ODI 5-fer against India at Canberra in 2016, showing that he can adjust to that format as well. Over the years, Kane has found himself as a part of the bench strength of Australia’s white-ball bowling unit, getting the odd game in between.

However, a strong BBL season where he got the ball to move appreciably with the new ball gave him a massive boost, given that he had usually relied on his variations most of the times in earlier seasons. Still, his World Cup selection came as a surprise, even if it was a replacement call after Jhye Richardson’s last-minute injury. Richardson’s ability to bowl at any stage of an innings makes him an asset to have in the shorter formats.

World Cup through the years
A surprise pick for the 2019 World Cup, Richardson is set to play his first showpiece event but is unlikely to find a place in the starting XI. However, with the tournament being a long one and Australia’s pace attack fragile, injuries and player rotations are expected, which means that Richardson shall be called upon at some stage. He would want to make optimum use of his opportunities, whenever they come, as he strives to gradually become a regular in Australia’s white-ball squads. Richardson’s ability to bowl at any stage of an innings makes him an asset to have in the shorter formats.