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| On Apr 27, 2021 10:44 PM IST

Kane Richardson replacement: RCB sign NZ bowler Scott Kuggeleijn

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The covid cases in the country have left people shattered in the country with increasing casualties. Even the players as well as team staff have been vocal about the present situation in the country. The players like Andrew Tye, Kane Richardson, and Adam Zampa pulled out of the IPL this week due to the grim situation in the country. Now, other Australian players like Chris Lynn and Nathan Coulter Nile have termed bio-bubble as the safest option as compared to returning home. While KKR bowler Pat Cummins and former bowler Brett Lee have contributed money for oxygen supplies for the Indian people.

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Scott Kuggelejin named as replacement of Kane Richardson by RCB

The New Zealand fast bowler Scott Kuggelejin has been named as the replacement of Australian pacer Kane Richardson who pulled out of the IPL. Kane Richardson featured in 1 match for RCB against Rajasthan Royals on April 22 and picked 1 wicket at an economy of 9.70. Scott was already roped in as the reserve player by Mumbai Indians. The quarantine will not be required for the bowler as he is already in the bio-bubble.

The tweet was posted by ESPNCricinfo confirming the transfer of the Kiwi bowler to RCB.

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Scott Kuggelejin Career

Scott is a great first-class bowler and a handy bowler in T20s. He has picked up 118 wickets in 120 T20 games he has played in. He has featured in 2 ODIs and 16 T20I for New Zealand. Scott was a part of the IPL season 2019, where he played for the CSK franchise. He played two games for them and picked a couple of wickets. Along with his bowling, in the domestic season of 2021, he showed his skills with the bat as well in the lower order.

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Harshit Rathi @cricketharshit

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