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Kane Richardson biography

The 30-year old Australian bowler, Kane William Richardson is an international cricketer, currently playing for the Melbourne Renegades and South Australia. Richardson has been into cricket since he was a teenager and fought tooth and nail to be a part of the Australian international cricket team. Fortunately, none of his efforts went in vain and now Australia has one of the most sedulous assets in her team. 

He is a prolific player, who’s been contributing his participation in ODIs, and Twenty20 Internationals since 2013. 

The journey started when he was selected to play for the Australia Under-19 team and became the leading benefactor of the team. His efforts and unwavering dedication led the team to win the 2010 Under-19 Cricket World Cup. 

With an impressive bowling average of 31.79 in ODIs, Kane Richardson continues to play for the  Australian Cricket Team. 

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Full NameKane William Richardson 
Date and Place of Birth12th February 1991; Eudunda, South Australia 
Age (as of 2021)30 years 
Height1.90 m (6’3”) 
Weight70 kg 
Body MeasurementsChest- 38 inches; Waist- 30 inches; Biceps- 10 inches 
FamilyFather and Mother: Not known

Siblings: Callan Richardson

Marital StatusMarried; Nyki Kitching (2018) 
Eye colour Hazel Brown 


BowlingRight-arm fast-medium 
Medal Record N/A

Early Life

Kane William Richardson was born on 12th February in the year 1991 in a rural town of South Australia, Eudunda. Despite being born in Eudunda, Richardson spent much of his early childhood year in Darwin (stated in Northern Territory). 

At the naive age of 17, Kane made a first-class debut playing for South Australia. Before the classic win in the 2010 World Cup, Kane Richardson was made a part of Australia’s Under-19 squad in the year 2009, for the team’s tour of India. 

In the course of his youth and early life cricket career, Richardson was an active part of two youth test matches and ten youth ODIs. 


Kane Richardson Career

It all started when Richardson was noticed by professionals as having exceptional talent and was named under all the huge and impressive domestic teams of the time. Ahead of the domestic ODI squad, Kane Richardson was given an opportunity to represent his state against Queensland in a KFC Twenty20 Big Bash tie (2009). Further, he was selected to play for the Redbacks in 2010-11, where he picked the highest number of wickets than any other player. 

Taking 21 wickets in 5 matches, Richardson marked the epitome of his excellence in the Ryobi Cup (2012-13). 

Next, the world became evident of one of his strongest performances on the account of his international debut, when he replaced the injured Mitchell Starc in the 2nd ODI against Sri Lanka in 2013. 

In addition, Richardson has bagged the record for being the highest wicket-taker for Adelaide Strikers. 

Richardson was seen in his best form in 2014 and impressed the Australian selectors so much that they selected him to play and be a part of both the One Day International and Twenty20 International squad against Pakistan. 

Nevertheless, his IPL career is worth mentioning, especially attributing to the international headlines he made, when chosen by Pune Warriors in 2013. In the following season, that is of 2014, Richardson was bought by Rajasthan Royals, where he stunned everyone with his performance (taking 11 wickets in 7 matches). 

In the IPL season of 2015, Richardson decided to withdraw from the tournament due to unstated personal reasons. 

During 2015-16, Richardson made a historic comeback in the Australian Summer one-day matches, where he was also titled as South Australia’s player of the tournament for the Matador Cup. 

Unfortunately, a back injury forced Richardson to withdraw from the team’s match in New Zealand. Despite such injuries, he continued to be a consistent contributor to the team’s success. 

In August 2020, Kane Richardson was included in the tour to England amidst the covid-19 pandemic. 


Physical Appearance

Kane William Richardson is one of the fittest players at the age of 30 and follows a tough exercise and diet routine to maintain his stature. Richardson has an impressive physique and some facts about his physical statistics are mentioned below:

  • Age: 30 years 
  • Height: 190 cm or 6’3”
  • Weight: 70 kgs (154 lbs)
  • Chest size: 38 Inches 
  • Biceps Size: 10 inches
  • Waist size: 30 inches
  • Shoe size: 9 
  • Eye colour: Hazel brown
  • Hair colour: Brown black


Personal Life

Not much is known or mentioned about the personal life of Kane William Richardson, perhaps he has been secretive in revealing personal elements of his life and we not only understand, but also respect his privacy about the same. 

As of what is known, Richardson has a 2 year elder brother, Callan Richardson who is also primarily interested in cricket as a profession.  

Richardson is married to his long time lover, Nykie Kitching in 2018 and they are currently leading a happy and healthy life together. 

For more specification about the personal life of Kane William Richardson, have a look at the quick facts below: 

  • Date of birth: 12th February 1991
  • Birth place: Logar, Afghanistan
  • Zodiac Sign: Aquarius 
  • Nationality: Australian 
  • Religion: Christanity
  • Nickname: Richo
  • Jersey Number: #55 (Australia) 


Kane Richardson net worth Income

Richardson was bought for $700,000 by Pune Warriors in the 2013 IPL season, and this deal was considered to be the third-highest price for any player in the respective season. With an IPL salary rank of 115, Richardson possesses Rs 157,289,000 as his total IPL income. He is currently playing for Royal Challengers Bangalore for a salary of Rs Rs. 40,000,000. Kane William Richardson has a net worth of $1.8 million. 


Social Media

Kane Richardson does not have many social media accounts. He is only active on Twitter and doesn’t reportedly use any other application. 


Hobbies and More 

Popularly known as ‘vegan cricketer’, Kane Richardson has sought to turn to ways of switching to a complete non-vegetarian diet, with no specific reason per say. In a recent interview, he said that he’d prefer cricket balls if they were made from any other material but leather (an animal product). It seems like Richardson has a huge list of his favorite things ready for every corner. Take a look here and add this to your knowledge: 

  • Favorite Sports: Cricket, Ice Hockey, Football
  • Favorite Colour: Blue
  • Favorite Cricketers: Sachin Tendulkar, Lasith Malinga, Kane Williamson
  • Favorite Flower: White Rose
  • Favorite Beverage: Apple Juice
  • Favorite Destination: New York
  • Favorite footballer: Lionel Messi
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