Australian pacer Kane Richardson may not be very important in the grand scheme of things, but he is undoubtedly skilled with the white ball. In the just-finished practise match against Suryakumar Yadav-starer Team India at The Gabba on Monday, pacer Richardson emerged as the bowler of choice for Aaron Finch-led Australia as they warmed up for the Super 12 phase of the ICC World T20 2022.

The Finch-led team put on a remarkable comeback as bowler Richardson took four wickets and allowed 30 runs to be scored in his four overs. When Suryakumar went out in the last over of the Indian innings, the Australian bowler also claimed his vital wicket. Suryakumar, a middle-order batsman, scored a quick-fire half-century to help India reach a difficult total in the exhibition game.

After impressing the hosts during the exhibition game, bowler Richardson was questioned over Suryakumar’s strange dismissal in the last over. Richardson mentioned Mitchell Starc’s brutal delivery that struck Suryakumar on the helmet during the warm-up game at The Gabba while discussing the entertaining knock of the Indian batsman.

“He may have missed the centre of the bat against us for the first time. The fact that Starc struck him in the head somewhat benefited us. He began missing the centre, so he slightly tied his wrists. It was wise to choose him since he is now among the finest hitters in the world. I don’t anticipate playing, but if something goes wrong with my form or an injury, I might. I’m just glad to be out there today “Added Richardson.

“The sun is out, it’s a wonderful hitting surface, and the atmosphere is extremely pleasant, so we’ll go out there and enjoy our period in the middle. We generally fill the stadium for games against India, therefore it was disappointing to play in front of an empty one “Added he.