With a T20 economy rate of 7.67, Richardson is widely regarded as a white-ball specialist with the ability to turn games on their head. His ability to open and close the bowling with pace and aggression has grown in recent years and he was a vital part of the Adelaide Strikers team last season, where he snared five wickets and contained the run-rate in a number of matches.
Richardson has recently returned from a stint with the Rajasthan Royals in the Indian Premier League, where he finished the competition with nine wickets at an economy rate of 7.62 in his seven matches. His standout performance was against Bangalore, where he dismissed Yuvraj Singh (3) before bowling AB de Villiers for a golden duck from successive deliveries to finish the match with 2/18.
One of the pin up boys of Adelaide, Richo stands apart from the crowd with a beard that has almost become more famous than the man himself. With Richo coming into the Big Bash season in a form high, the opposition have a number of reasons to #FearTheBeard in BBL|04.