Kane Richardson, Australia bowler, World Cup 2019 Player Full Profile: Richardson looks to step in at the right time for defending champions

Six months ago Kane Richardson was not even in the frame to represent Australia at the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. A fortnight ago, he was still not part of the 15-man squad, but an injury to Jyhe Richardson has presented him an opportunity to don the yellow cap.

Gaurav Joshi, May 20, 2019 22:01:49 IST

Six months ago Kane Richardson was not even in the frame to represent Australia at the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. A fortnight ago, he was still not part of the 15-man squad, but an injury to Jyhe Richardson has presented him an opportunity to don the yellow cap.

Tall, skinny and with an angular run-up to the crease, Richardson came up through the under-age systems before debuting for South Australia at the tender age of 19. It was his ability to bowl yorkers and crafty slower balls that led to him being picked for the national team in 2013.

File image of Kane Richardson. Reuters

File image of Kane Richardson. Reuters

In six years, Richardson has played only 20 ODI’s picking up 28 wickets at average of 32.82. His career has had no continuity, but his skill set has always been highly recognised in the setup. Richardson was on the fringe of the 2015 World Cup team, but eventually the selectors decided to pick Pat Cummins.

Richardson had a torrid time in England last year as Australia was whitewashed five nil. Many exporters believed it would be the end of his career, but an impressive Big Bash season for the Melbourne Renegades propelled him back into the international reckoning.

Two matches against Pakistan in March were enough for the selectors to include Richardson as part of the back-up squad. Now, he gets a chance to showcase his skills on the high stage. Australia is yet to find a death over specialist to partner Mitchell Starc and Richardson could well be the answer.

Having played for various franchises in the IPL along with his decade long experience Richardson will be fantastic addition into the squad.

Updated Date: May 20, 2019 22:01:49 IST


World Cup 2019 Points Table

Team p w l nr pts
Australia 5 4 1 0 8
New Zealand 4 3 0 1 7
England 4 3 1 0 6
India 3 2 0 1 5
Sri Lanka 5 1 2 2 4
West Indies 4 1 2 1 3
South Africa 5 1 3 1 3
Bangladesh 4 1 2 1 3
Pakistan 4 1 2 1 3
Afghanistan 4 0 4 0 0





Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3631 113
2 New Zealand 2547 111
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 3663 105
5 Australia 2640 98
6 Sri Lanka 3462 94
Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 5720 124
2 India 5990 122
3 New Zealand 4121 114
4 South Africa 4647 111
5 Australia 4805 109
6 Pakistan 4107 93
Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 7365 283
2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4196 262
4 Australia 5471 261
5 India 7273 260
6 New Zealand 4056 254