Kent roped Kane Richardson for 2023 T20 blast:
Kent spitfires have signed the Australian fast bowler, Kane Richardson, for the upcoming season of T20 Blast. T20 Blast which is a T20 tournament for English first class counties has been taking place since 2003.
Kent team, one of the 18 teams which take part in this competition, failed to defend their title last year miserably and to compensate for their pitiful season last year, they have started early preparations. Kane Richardson, who is considered a brilliant death over bowler in white ball cricket, will bring immense impact to the team which can help them recover from the previous tournament.
Paul Downton, Director of Cricket for Kent, while talking about Kane’s presence in the team this season said that this will be an ‘invaluable’ way for youngsters of Kent to learn
“We’re really excited to have Kane join us for the whole T20 competition this year. He’s an established international bowler who will bring a vast amount of experience to the club. His skillset is up there with the best and he will be an invaluable source of information to our young and developing seamers.”
This stint with Kent Spitfires will not be the first time in recent times for the Aussie quick to feature in an English domestic competition.
In addition ion to this, he has a 4 year experience of playing in Indian Premier League as well where he played for Pune Warriors, Rajasthan Royals and most recently for Royal Challengers Bangalore in 2021. However, this time he has not registered himself for the IPL auction which is due to his intentions of playing for Kent.
Talking about his inclusion in Kent’s team, the Australian bowler said, “Kent have a great T20 pedigree and I’m looking forward to the challenge of performing in the Vitality Blast for the first time. I know the club has won both English white-ball titles in the last two years and it’ll be my job to help us continue this hot run of form in 2023.”
As of now, Kane Richardson is gearing up to play for Melbourne Renegades in the Big Bash League. Kent will play their first match of the T20 blast on 2nd July at their home venue Gloucestershire.