RCB have announced that spinner Adam Zampa will now take place of Kane Richardson in the RCB squad for the upcoming IPL 2020.
The franchise further announced on twitter that pacer Kane Richardson & his wife are expecting the birth of their first child due to which the Australian has been pulled out of the IPL.
“We are disappointed to not have Kane’s skills with us this IPL, as he was certainly on top of his game. 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 their first child,” Mike Hesson, RCB’s Director of Cricket, said in an official statement.
“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,” he added.
Zampa’s entry in RCB squad has strengthen RCB’s spin attack which comprises of Chahal & Sundar. Moeen Ali, Pawan Negi, and the uncapped Shahbaz Ahmed are the other spin options in the RCB squad. This will be Zampa’s second IPL franchise as he had previously played the tournament for the Rising Pune Super-giants. For that particular franchise, he had managed to take 19 wickets from 11 matches at an economy rate of 7.54.