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IPL 2021: MI reserve joins RCB as replacement for Kane Richardson


The ongoing edition of the Indian Premier League has certainly lived up to fans’ expectations so far. On the contrary, players have opted out of the tournament citing personal reasons.

Some players have cited bio-bubble fatigue and coronavirus surge as reasons to pull out of the competition. Recently, Royal Challengers Bangalore pacer Kane Richardson and spinner Adam Zampa withdrew from the cash-rich league.

Amid rising coronavirus cases in the country, the two Australians flew back to home. Even Rajasthan Royals and Australian pacer Andrew Tye has flown back to his country citing bio-bubble fatigue.

Meanwhile, Royal Challengers Bangalore team management have roped in Mumbai Indians reserve as a replacement for Australian pacer Kane Richardson.

IPL 2021: MI reserve joins RCB as replacement for Kane Richardson

New Zealand pacer Scott Kuggeleijn will be looking forward to swinging his arms for Virat Kohli’s side in the ongoing season of the IPL.

The 29-year-old Kiwi pacer has represented the national cricket team in 16 T20I matches. Besides that, he has previously played for MS Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings.

MI reserve joins RCB

Kuggeleijn played 2 games in the Indian Premier League where he accounted for a couple of dismissals. Needless to say, he was always on the receiving end as he leaked too many runs in his quota of overs.

He has conceded as many as 71 runs in his spell of 8 overs. He maintained an expensive economy rate of 8.87. Meanwhile, RCB would hope that the New Zealand pacer would perform well this time around.

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