Adam Zampa has earlier played for RPS in the IPL. (Source: BCCI)

Australia leg-spinner Adam Zampa will be a part of the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the IPL 2020. The leggie has replaced his countryman and fast bowler Kane Richardson. The quick-bowler has pulled out of the tournament due to the impending birth of his first child.

Zampa has earlier played for Pune Supergiant in the IPL. “We are disappointed to not have Kane’s skills with us this IPL as he certainly on top of his game,” Mike Hesson, Royal Challengers’ team director, said. “However once we found out Kane and Nyki’s baby was due during the IPL, it’s an exciting time and we were fully supportive of Kane wanting to be at the birth of the first child. When looking at our squad for UAE conditions we felt it was an opportunity to bring in another quality legspinner in Adam Zampa to provide cover for Chahal and also give us extra options if conditions suit spin as expected during the tournament.”

Zampa had gone unsold in the IPL acutions tha were held in 2019. He had set a base price at INR 1.50 crore (AUD 276,000).

The right-handed bowler ha impressed everyone with his performance in the BBL 2019-20 where he scalped a total of 20 wickets in 12 matches at a healthy economy 7.20 while playing for Melbourne Stars.


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