Rachin Ravindra scored his second ODI hundred in world cup 2023. With this he became the youngest New Zealand batsman to score a World Cup century and also joined the elite club with Glenn Turner, Kane Williamson and, Martin Guptill for scoring the most World Cup century for New Zealand. Rachin Ravindra continued his fantastic form and his second hundred in Dharamshala against Australia.
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Ravindra has been making tremendous waves in the 2023 ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup hosted by India. The all-rounder made an impressive debut in the world cup on 5th of October against England In Ahmedabad. Ravindra has been in excellent form till now. He scored a half century against Netherlands at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium at Hyderabad. He also played a crucial 32 runs against Afghanistan in Chennai.
Ravindra and team New Zealand have a big task in front of them chasing 389 runs to win against Australia. The all rounder reached his score with a huge six off Glenn Maxwell As he became the fourth New Zealand Batsman to hit two centuries in World Cup. Ravindra got his century in 77 deliveries and which consisted off seven boundaries and two sixes.
Who Is Rachin Ravindra?
Rachin Ravindra is a left-handed batsman from New Zealand who is renowned for his aggressive batting style. He made his International debut for the New Zealand cricket team in September 2021. Ravindra was a part of the New Zealand’s team for the 2016 and 2018 Under-19 World Cups. IN 2018 he was awarded as the Rising Star. In June 2018, he was awarded a contract with Wellington for the 2018-19 season.
Ravindra made his List A debut for New Zealand A against Pakistan A . In March 2020, in round six of the Plunket Shield season, he scored his maiden century in first-class cricket. In April 2021, Ravindra was named in New Zealand’s test squad for their series against England. In November 2021, Ravindra was selected in a test team against India. in June 2022, he was signed by Durham County Cricket Club. He made his ODI debut for New Zealand against Sri Lanka, on march 2023.
One Day International Debut
June 2023 marked a pivotal moment in Ravindra’s career when he received the call-up to join the New Zealand ODI squad for their series against Sri Lanka. The anticipation was palpable as he stepped onto the field for the first match of the series, making his ODI debut. It was a debut for the ages as Ravindra not only opened his account but did so with a century, a remarkable feat that etched his name in the record books.
This extraordinary achievement made him the fourth Kiwi player ever to score a century in their ODI World Cup debut. Notably, Ravindra’s century was also the fastest by any New Zealand player in a World Cup, taking just 82 balls to reach this historic milestone. His incredible performance left fans and cricket enthusiasts in sheer amazement, solidifying his position as a rising star in the world of cricket.
Ravindra’s parents, Ravi Krishnamurthy and Deepa Krishnamurthy were moved to Wellington, New Zealand from Bengaluru in the 1990s. His father was a former club player and cricket enthusiast. Rachin was born in Wellington on the 18th November 1999. Interestingly, he was named by his parents after two legendary Indian cricketers – Rahul Dravid and Sachin Tendulkar.
With a strong passion for cricket, Rachin’s father founded a cricketing club in New Zealand in the year 2011 for school children. This provided young Rachin an opportunity to learn cricket at an early age.