Australian fast bowler Ken Richardson has been out of the national team for the ODI and T20 series against India from 27 November. On Tuesday, 17 November, following a COVID-19 outbreak in South Australia, several cricketers have been involved, including the Test captain. Tim pen, Was airlifted to Sydney in a chartered flight conducted by Cricket Australia (CA).
However, recently turned father Ken decided to return with his wife and newborn. Fast bowler Andrew Tye has replaced him in the white-ball squad. Richardson also did not play in the 2020 IPL as his wife was about to give birth. For some time, after being dropped from the series against India, Richard showed sympathy for Richardson.
Ken Richardson wanted to live in Adelaide with Nikki and her son: ca.
“It was a tough decision for Kane but there was full support from the selectors and the entire playing team,” national selector Trevor Hohns quoted Cricket.com as saying.
Ken wanted to live in Adelaide with Nyki and his son. We will always support our players and their families; Given the even more challenging environment, we are inside. We will remember what he brings to the team but fully understand and support his decision.
In addition to the inclusion of TAE, Josh Phillips and D’Arcy Short will also train with the team in Sydney before joining their respective teams for the 2020-21 edition of the Big Bash League (BBL). A coronavirus wave in South Australia has shut down players flying across state borders and to Sydney.
Marnus Labuschgane, Matthew Wade, Ashton Egger, Cameron Green, Tea and Short were impressed. On the other hand, Phillip is already in Sydney after playing for Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the IPL. Queensland, Tasmania and Western Australia have closed their borders with South Australia.
With opportunities to close the boundaries of New South Wales, CA decided to fly the likes of Lebuschagne and Pine to Sydney. The rest of Australia’s squad is set to join the team on Sunday 22 November. The opening ODI is scheduled to be played at the Sydney Cricket Ground on 27 November.