Adam Zampa and Kane Richardson will no longer be part of Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) camp in IPL 2021. Royal Challengers Bangalore informed on Monday that both the Australian cricketers will return to Australia and will not take part further in the tournament. Adam Zampa and Kane Richardson did not play any matches in IPL 2021 so far as they were benched in RCB’s all the five matches in IPL 2021.
For the overseas slot, Royal Challengers Bangalore have so far opted to go with Glenn Maxwell, AB de Villiers, Kyle Jamieson, and Dan Christian in the playing XI. Spinner Adam Zampa was not given any chance to appear on the field as Yuzvendra Chahal was RCB’s choice of the primary spinner in all 5 games in IPL 2021 so far.
Adam Zampa & Kane Richardson Are Returning To Australia: Informs Royal Challengers Bangalore
Royal Challengers Bangalore made an official announcement on social media about the ouster of both the Australian teammates Adam Zamp and Kane Richardson from IPL 2021. Both the Australian cricketers are returning to Australia due to personal reasons, informed RCB.
“Official Announcement: Adam Zampa & Kane Richardson are returning to Australia for personal reasons and will be unavailable for the remainder of #IPL2021. Royal Challengers Bangalore management respects their decision and offers them complete support”, RCB wrote on Twitter.
Adam Zampa & Kane Richardson are returning to Australia for personal reasons and will be unavailable for the remainder of #IPL2021. Royal Challengers Bangalore management respects their decision and offers them complete support.#PlayBold #WeAreChallengers pic.twitter.com/NfzIOW5Pwl
— Royal Challengers Bangalore (@RCBTweets) April 26, 2021
Meanwhile, Royal Challengers Bangalore had a magnificent start in IPL 2021, winning their opening 4 games. However, the Virat Kohli and boys lost to Chennai Super Kings in their previous match. While chasing 192 in the match, Royal Challengers Bangalore were totally outclassed by CSK bowlers, who restricted them to 122-9 in 20 overs.
Earlier, Royal Challengers defeated Mumbai Indians by 2 wickets in their opening game of IPL 2021. They later defeated Sunrisers Hyderabad by 6 runs. RCB then overpowered Kolkata Knight Riders by 38 runs in their 3rd game. Against Rajasthan Royals, opener Devdutt Padikkal and Virat Kohli showcased outstanding batting to chase the 178-run target and won the match by 10 wickets.
After the loss against Chennai Super Kings, the Virat Kohli-side lost their top spot in IPL 2021 points table and slipped to the 3rd spot. RCB will now travel to Ahmedabad for their next encounter against Delhi Capitals. The match will take place on April 27.