- Rachin Ravindra is born in the city of Wellington, New Zealand.
- New Zealand A side has scored 3 centuries against West Indies
- Made his debut for Wellington at the age of 18
The New Zealand cricket team on Thursday announced its 20-man squad for the upcoming two-match Test series against England. Indian-origin all-rounder Rachin Ravindra has been successful in making his place in the Kiwi Test squad for the first time.
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For 21 years, Rachin plays domestic cricket on behalf of the Wellington Firebirds. If Ravindra manages to make a place in the playing XI, he will become the youngest Test player to debut in Test after Ish Sodhi. Sodhi made her debut at the age of 20.
Had 3 centuries against West Indies
Ravindra is included in New Zealand’s most promising talented players. The left-handed batsman and left-arm spinner made his debut for Wellington at the age of 18 and has scored three centuries and two half-centuries at the first-class level, including a New Zealand A century against the West Indies.
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Rachin lives in Wellington
Born on 18 November 1999 in Wellington, Rachin’s father Ravi Krishnamurthy (Software System Architect) is from Bangalore while his mother Deepa Krishnamurthy is in Wellington. New Zealand team coach Gary Stead is deeply impressed by Rachin’s home performance.
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Coach Stead praised Rachin
Stead said, ‘Rachin is being seen as the future from the under-19s. In the current season, he has impressed with his great performance. He can contribute from both bat and ball. Certainly his arrival will provide an option in the opening. He also has the ability to bat in the middle order. He also does a left-arm spin bowler. He is important to us.
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Rachin has 3 centuries in first class matches
In 26 First Class matches, Rachin has scored a total of 1470 runs with 3 centuries and 9 fifties, with an unbeaten 144 not out. During this time, Rachin has also taken 22 wickets from his spin bowling. The player has 316 runs and 8 wickets in 12 matches of List A. In the T20 22 matches, Rachin has taken 19 wickets in addition to scoring 291 runs.