Although the Indian team is made up of newcomers, the Indian team has gained a lot of attention through the IPL and other domestic tournaments. But some of the New Zealand players are new to Indian fans. One such player is New Zealand all-rounder Rachin Ravindra. Rachin, who is of Indian descent, has been named in the Kiwis squad following the withdrawal of Kiwis all-rounder Jimmy Neesham from the series.
Despite not being able to make a significant impact in the match against India, the player is now gaining attention with his name. Rach’s parents, who are big cricket fans, named their son after Indian legends Rahul Dravid and Sachin Tendulkar.
He made his Test debut for New Zealand in the International T20 against Bangladesh in Dhaka in September. The newcomer to the Kiwis has played six international matches for the Kiwis. Rach has scored 54 runs in six matches and is the only left-arm bowler to take six wickets in those matches.
Rachin’s brilliant performance in the 2016 Under-19 ODI World Cup opened the door for the Kiwis. His father is Ravi Krishnamurthy, a software engineer from Bengaluru. Ravi and his family moved to New Zealand in 1990.
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Hit back! India beat New Zealand by five wickets
India beat New Zealand by a huge margin in the first match of the T20 series. After losing the toss and opting to bat, India chased down New Zealand’s target of 165 for five in 19.4 overs. Suryakumar Yadav (62) and Rohit Sharma (48) were instrumental in India’s victory.
Score: New Zealand 164 for six in 20 overs. India 166 for five in 19.4 overs.