JUST IN | Mumbai Indians reserve joins RCB as replacement for Kane Richardson

Not long after the setback, they have roped in a replacement for Kane Richardson.

Saurabh Ganguly Author

Updated - 27 April 2021 11:05 pm

Not long ago, RCB pacer Kane Richardson had announced his decision to withdraw from the IPL. Along with Kane Richardson, his national and RCB teammate Adam Zampa had also pulled out of the tournament citing concerns over the growing COVID-19 cases in India. However, not long after the setback, they have roped in a Mumbai Indians reserve as a replacement for fast bowler Richardson. The replacement is none other than the Kiwi pacer Scott Kuggeleijn. The 29-year-old has played 16 T20I matches and has played for CSK in the IPL in the past.

Kuggeleijn had joined MI camp as a reserve in Delhi

Kuggeleijn had joined the Mumbai Indians camp in Delhi last week. The same was confirmed after fellow Kiwi and Mumbai Indians cricketer James Neesham posted a social media story, where Kuggeleijn was spotted playing a game of snooker. It would be interesting to see how Kuggeleijn joins the Bangalore camp, who are currently in a different city. While MI are currently in Delhi, Bangalore are playing their matches at the Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad after finishing their matches in Chennai.

2 matches, 2 wickets in IPL career

In his short IPL career, he has played 2 IPL matches and picked a couple of wickets. However, he was a bit on the expensive side and conceded 71 runs in his 8 overs at an economy of 8.87. Bangalore would hope that Kuggeleijn would not only add depth to their squad but puts his hand up when called upon to perform for the Red and Gold Brigade.