Kane Richardson join Melbourne Renegades for next 5 seasons of BBL
Kane Richardson is in prime form this year and has performed well in the ODI series against India.
Updated - Oct 6, 2017 7:53 pm
Australia fast bowler Kane Richardson has signed a 5-year contract with Melbourne Renegades franchise in the Big Bash League. He is currently in India and is preparing for the three-match T20I series starting on Saturday in Ranchi. He was also the part of ODI squad which Australia lost 1-4. But his own performance was excellent as he picked as many as 7 wickets in 3 matches he played and was the second best bowler for his team after Nathan Coulter-Nile.
Renegades have boosted their bowling attack by signing the 26-year-old who is in the prime of his career. He was with Adelaide Strikers in the last season and has improved leaps and bounds since then. He also played an important in the only win which Australia registered in India during the ODI series. However, he had to sit out of the final game as he was ill. But he is fit now and raring to perform in the T20 series.
Coach and CEO of the club welcome Kane
Kane Richardson is the product of the Northern Territory pathway into South Australian cricket. He was happy after signing a long-term contract with the franchise and said that the time was right to make the move to Melbourne for the BBL. “It’s an exciting challenge and one I’m really looking forward to. The Renegades have a great member and supporter base and a strong list which was important in making the decision to move. I know Andrew McDonald pretty well from his time in South Australia and having chats with the other South Australian players who have been at the Renegades in recent seasons made it clear that it is a well-run club to be involved with,” he said.
The coach of Melbourne Renegades Andrew McDonald praised the bowler for his versatility and welcomed him to the set-up for next 5 years. “It will be great to have Richo in red and doing an important job for us. He’s aggressive with the white ball and a very good set of hands in the field which is hugely important under the pressure of the T20 environment,” he said.
Melbourne Renegades CEO Stuart Coventry said Richardson was a long-term prospect for the club. He said, “Kane has been our radar for a while as someone we’d love to have at Etihad Stadium so it’s great to bring that to fruition today. He fits the mould of what we’re about at the Renegades I know he’ll get a big welcome from all our members and fans this summer.”