Australia’s leg-spinner Adam Zampa has been announced as his replacement in the RCB squad for IPL 2020.
RCB confirmed the news on Twitter. Kane Richardson pulled out of the IPL as his wife is expecting the birth of their first child.
— Royal Challengers Bangalore (@RCBTweets) August 31, 2020
“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”
Zampa’s entry bolsters a spin attack that already includes India internationals Yuzvendra Chahal and Washington Sundar. Moeen Ali, Pawan Negi and the uncapped Shahbaz Ahmed are the other spin options in the Royal Challengers squad.
“When looking at our squad for UAE conditions we felt it was an opportunity to bring in another quality leg-spinner in Adam Zampa to provide cover for Chahal and also give us extra options if conditions suit spin as expected during the tournament.”, said RCB Coach Hesson.