IPL 2021: Jhye Richardson 'ready to accept the challenge' of bowling in death overs for Punjab Kings

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Australian pacer Jhye Richardson is eagerly waiting to get the shot successful his hands and bash thing peculiar for Punjab Kings successful his maiden Indian Premier League play this year.

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Jhye Richardson was bought for a whopping Rs 14 crore by Punjab Kings
  • Richardson was the fourth-costliest subordinate astatine the IPL auction 2021 successful February
  • Richardson could marque his IPL debut against Rajasthan Royals successful Chennai connected April 12

Punjab Kings' caller enlistee Jhye Richardson is looking guardant to the situation of bowling successful India arsenic helium gets acceptable for his maiden stint successful IPL 2021. Richardson though, volition beryllium nether a spot of unit arsenic helium tries to warrant his Rs 14 crore terms tag which PBKS astatine the mini-auction held successful February.

In Richardson and Riley Meredith, PBKS person 2 talented accelerated bowlers this play who volition beryllium looking to enactment frontline pacer Mohammed Shami successful the bowling unit.

PBKS person an breathtaking fast-bowling lineup this play with the likes of Shami, Richardson, Meredith, Arshdeep Singh, Ishan Porel and Chris Jordan successful their ranks. They are 1 of 3 teams which is yet to triumph the IPL rubric and volition beryllium hopeless to alteration their fortunes this year.

Richardson is eagerly waiting to get the shot successful his hands and bash thing peculiar for the franchise successful IPL 2021.

"Really, truly excited. Obviously person a plentifulness of clip to deliberation astir it present successful quarantine, present successful Mumbai. Had mates of chats with Anil Kumble our manager astir what Punjab Kings person needed implicit the past mates of years and what they person looked for successful Riley and myself, benignant of a crippled program starring into our archetypal game.

"He said that we needed idiosyncratic to assistance Mohammed Shami upfront with the caller shot and the decease overs arsenic well. They mentioned that they person the highest system complaint successful the decease overs past year. So, Riley and I tin bring acquisition successful those peculiar areas for Punjab but surely looking guardant to the challenge.

"Have played successful India a mates of times present and cognize what to expect present and acceptable to judge helium challenge," Richardson told India Today.

Punjab Kings volition statesman their IPL 2021 run against Rajasthan Royals astatine the MA Chidambaram Stadium successful Chennai connected April 12.