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“Richo with pace is seriously scary”: Cameron Green warns England about Jhye Richardson ahead of Ashes 2021-22 Adelaide test

Rishikesh Sharma

Ashes 2021-22: Jhye Richardson will replace Josh Hazlewood in Australia's playing eleven for the D/N test in Adelaide.

Ashes 2021-22: Jhye Richardson will replace Josh Hazlewood in Australia’s playing eleven for the D/N test in Adelaide.

Australia have announced their playing 11 for the Adelaide Test . Jhye Richardson will replace Josh Hazlewood in the side, who is out due to a side strain. This will be Richardson’s first test after almost three years. In 2019, Richardson dislocated his shoulder while fielding in Sharjah. The shoulder injury took away his Ashes dream in 2019, but he is set to play his first Ashes Test in Adelaide.

Richardson mainly focussed on white-ball since his return, but he had a terrific spell with red-ball this season. In the Sheffield Shield this season, Richardson has scalped 23 wickets in four games. Pat Cummins, who himself has been through a lot of injuries talked about Richardson’s selection in the playing eleven.

“If we go back to 2019, he played two really good Test matches (and) was on the verge of an Ashes series and (ODI) World Cup before he had his shoulder injury,” Cummins said.

“He’s done it really well, he’s taken his time. Last year he battled in the field but was one of the main bowlers in the Big Bash.”

“He looks to be not only as good a bowler as he was two years ago, I think he’s better. He’s got more control, he’s got all the skills and just that little bit older.”

Ashes 2021-22: Cameron Green warns England about Jhye Richardson

Jhye Richardson’s teammate Cameron Green has warned the English players about Jhye’s bowling. Both of them play together in the domestic circuit, and Green believes Richardson’s pace is ‘seriously scary’ to face.

“It feels like he’s a level above state cricket and he’s ready for Test cricket again,” Green said.

“He’s a level above with that accuracy that he’s got.”

“Out and out ‘Richo’ with pace is seriously scary. But he’s probably brought that (pace) a little bit back to be consistent. With all the skills he’s got as well he doesn’t really need it.”

“In saying that, Richo dialing it back is still probably 140(kph).”

The Adelaide test is set to start from 16 December 2021, and it will be a pink-ball test.

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Rishikesh Sharma

Rishikesh Sharma


An engineering graduate and an ardent sports fan, Rishikesh Sharma is covering cricket for three years now after not making peace with a corporate life and has written more than 5000 articles. While Sourav Ganguly made him fall in love with the sport, Brendon McCullum and Gautam Gambhir enhanced it. Apart from cricket, Rishikesh is a huge fan of Liverpool FC. When not watching sports, you will find him riding around Jaipur.

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