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Indian Premier League: RCB Name Scott Kuggeleijn As Kane Richardson’s Replacement, Says Report

IPL 2021: Scott Kuggeleijn is a pacer from New Zealand.© Twitter




New Zealand pacer Scott Kuggeleijn was on Tuesday announced as a replacement for Kane Richardson in the Royal Challengers Bangalore squad for the remainder of IPL 2021. Along with compatriot Adam Zampa, Australian Richardson on Monday quite the tournament midway citing personal reasons in the wake of a second COVID-19 wave in the country. The Aussie cricketer flew back to his nation as the cases of Covid-19 kept mounting in India. Kuggeleijn, who has been part of the IPL bubble as a reserve for Mumbai Indians, moved to RCB as a replacement for Richardson, ESPNcricinfo reported.

No replacement has been named yet for leg-spinner Zampa. The 29-year-old Kuggeleijn has so far played 2 ODIs, 16 T20Is for New Zealand besides appearing in 2 IPL fixtures in the past.

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Zampa and Richardson will be flying back to their country on Tuesday night via Doha.

The two are currently in Mumbai while their franchise Royal Challengers Bangalore have moved to Ahmedabad.

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