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We can be a scary team: Kane Richardson

Royal Challengers Bangalore
Pune: Royal Challengers Bangalore players celebrate fall of a wicket during an IPL match between Rising Pune Supergiants and Royal Challengers Bangalore at Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune on April 22, 2016. (Photo Source: Nitin Lawate/IANS)

Aussie bowler Kane Richardson put up a solid performance for the Royal Challengers Bangalore as they secured their second win of their IPL season. Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers made telling contributions before the Rising Pune Supergiants came tantalizingly close to scaling the total posted by the Challengers. The slender 13-run win saw an ecstatic Kane Richardson express his happiness and pride to be donning the colors of the Royal Challengers.

The Australian pacer also added that once their fielding and bowling came right, the Challengers would become a scary team in any venue.

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“I am pretty happy to be on their team and I am pretty lucky to be able to sit in the change room and watch them play,” said Richardson, following Bangalore’s 13-run win against Rising Pune Supergiants on Friday (April 22). “Once we get our fielding and bowling right we are going to be a scary team no matter where we play.”

Richardson also added that dismissing the dangerous Sri Lankan Thisara Perera was important in the context of the win. He also commended his fellow countryman Shane Watson for the impressive win.

“When Shane bowled the second last over he knew he had to get him (Perera) out because if he stayed on then they would probably have won the match. We all know what Shane Watson can do with the bat but he won us the game with that over, especially taking that wicket (of Perera),” said Richardson. “He stuck to his plan of bowling, the wide yorker, which didn’t work in his previous over. That’s what class players do. He is one of the best T20 players and he won us the game by taking that wicket.”

The 25-year old also added the ‘impossibility’ factor in bowling to AB de Villiers while commending the latter’s courage and bravery in the batting order.

“As long as you’re letting AB take a single and getting him to the non-striker’s end, you’re doing a good job. The margin of error is very little against a batsman like him. You have to bowl in the right areas. I don’t think our bowlers bowled that bad today, I think his shots were just that good. He was reserve-sweeping and sweeping fast bowlers, which takes a lot of courage.”

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