Kane Richardson Bio

Kane Richardson is one of the country’s newest pace bowlers. Richardson has established himself as one of the best white-ball cricket bowlers, with the potential to bowl at any point of the game.

Kane Richardson is an Australian cricketer who was born in Eudunda, South Australia, on February 12, 1991. He is mainly a right-arm medium fast bowler who bats as a tail ender and bowls right-handed.


Adelaide Strikers’ highest wicket taker


Domestic Career

Richardson first played for his country in a KFC T20 Big Bash match against Queensland in 2009. Following that, he was chosen for the domestic ODI team. Richardson was selected for the 2010 ICC U19 World Cup by Australia. He had a five-wicket haul in a youth test in India prior to the tournament. He took six wickets in three games as Australia won the tournament under Mitchell Marsh’s leadership.

Richardson had a standout season in the Ryobi Cup in 2012-13. In six games, he took 21 wickets at an average of 13.80. As a result, when Mitchell Starc was hospitalised, he was called up to the national team.

IPL Career

Richardson made headlines in 2013 when he was purchased for $700,000 by the Pune Warriors India in the IPL. However, he only played three matches during the season and only took a pair of wickets.

Richardson’s lacklustre results led to a move to the Rajasthan Royals the next season, where he had a fruitful IPL season, taking seven wickets at an economy rate of 7.62. The lanky pacer moved to a new franchise after two seasons with Rajasthan.

In 2016, he played for the Royal Challengers Bangalore, led by Virat Kohli, and took 7 wickets at an average of 19.42. He is still with RCB, but has withdrawn from the IPL 2020 season due to the imminent birth of his child.

Other T20 leagues

Richardson signed a new five-year deal with the Melbourne Renegades in 2017 after spending the first six seasons of the Big Bash League with the Adelaide Strikers, where he was the club’s all-time top wicket-taker with 42 wickets in 40 Twenty20 matches for the Strikers and South Australia combined.

International Career

In 2013, Kane Richardson made his One-Day International debut against Sri Lanka in Adelaide. As Australia were bowled out for a poultry 170, he scored a duck. He was economical with the ball, but he failed to pick up a wicket, with figures of 0/15 from six overs. Richardson was dismissed after that and did not play another ODI until more than a year later.

Kane Richardson was chosen for the 2019 World Cup, but he only appeared in a few games and ended with five wickets. Richardson is a member of the touring team that will play England in a limited-overs series following COVID.

In 2014, he made his T20I debut against Pakistan in Dubai. In his three innings, he took 1/13. In the shorter forms, Richardson’s ability to bowl at either point of an innings makes him a valuable commodity. Kane Richardson has played 18 T20Is and taken 19 wickets at an average of 26.57 throughout his career.

Kane Richardson has yet to play for Australia in the longest version of the tournament. Many Australian pacers have struggled to break into the national team due to a packed bowling lineup in Tests, and Kane Richardson is no different.


Kane Richardson was born on February 12, 1991, in Eudunda, South Australia, but spent much of his youth in Darwin, Northern Territory. He’s a vegetarian.

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