Richardson expressed his excitement for the new format, after Cricket Australia confirmed the fixture today.

“It’s exciting to get back in Adelaide and to be able to play in front of our fans, as well as just being at home and playing some games here," Richardson said, shortly after returning from Australia's World Cup side in England.

"It’s nice now that they have decided to turn the competition around, where we even get the chance to play at the MCG which, for some of our younger guys coming through, that’s a really good experience to have – It’s a good win for everyone.”

The 50-over tournament, now named the Marsh One-Day Cup, will return to Adelaide for the first time since 2013, with the Redbacks to play three matches at Karen Rolton Oval in late September, before the Marsh Sheffield Shield starts on 10 October.

Richardson on the return of the Marsh One-Day Cup to Adelaide

The experienced right-arm quick will play an important role in a leadership group that will attempt to deliver South Australia its first bit of silverware since the famous one-day triumph in 2011-12, a team that a fresh-faced Richardson was a part of.

“It was great to be a part of the squad during that success and hopefully we are due for some soon. We are close to having success and we have some guys coming back who are in form and playing well, he said.” 

“Over the last couple of seasons we have produced a lot of Australian players so hopefully when Alex and Travis get back, everyone will walk a bit taller and hopefully it’s nothing but positive impacts towards the younger guys coming through which translates into wins and trophies."

The Redbacks play four Shield games in October/November, before the Marsh Cup resumes on 17 November, with the final to be played out on 26 November which will see a likely need for the rotation of bowlers.

And Richardson will play a key role in the tournament, after he enjoys a bit of down time before returning to bowling and full training in the coming weeks.

“You practice the same no matter what is coming up, and you adjust your skills for different parts of the game - from all reports everyone is training really well, and they will be prime and ready to go come September.”