Rachin Ravindra is a New Zealand international cricketer who made his debut for the New Zealand cricket team in September 2021.
He was born on November 18, 1999, in Wellington, New Zealand, to Indian parents.
Ravindra’s name is a portmanteau of the first names of Indian cricketers Rahul Dravid and Sachin Tendulkar.
He is a left-handed batsman and a slow left-arm orthodox bowler, playing as an all-rounder.
Ravindra’s talent was recognized at a young age as he played for New Zealand’s Under-19 side and their “A” team.
In international matches, he has scored 73 runs in three Tests, 312 runs in 13 ODIs, and 145 runs in 18 T20Is for New Zealand.
In the opening game of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023, Ravindra scored a century on his World Cup debut, earning him the title of player of the match.
Who are Rachin Ravindra’s parents?
Ravindra’s parents are Indian immigrants who moved to Wellington, New Zealand, in the 1990s.
His father, Ravi Krishnamurthy, is a software architect and former club-level cricketer in Bangalore.
Ravindra’s mother’s name is Deepa Krishnamurthy.
His father is a huge cricket fan, and he named his son after two of his favorite Indian cricketers, Rahul Dravid and Sachin Tendulkar.
Ravindra’s parents have been very supportive of his cricket career, and they have encouraged him to follow his dreams.
In an interview, the cricketer said that his parents have taught him the importance of hard work, dedication and perseverance.
Ravindra also said that they have always been there for him, both on and off the field.
His parents are very proud of their son’s achievements, and they are excited to see what the future holds for him.
Rachin Ravindra brother
Ravindra has one older brother, Glenn Ravindra.
Glenn is also a cricketer, and he plays as a wicketkeeper-batsman for Wellington and New Zealand A.
He made his List A debut for Wellington in 2020, and his T20I debut for New Zealand A in 2022.
Both Ravindra and Glenn have Indian parents, and their father, Ravi Krishnamurthy, was a club-level cricketer in Bangalore before settling in New Zealand in 1997.
The two brothers are very close, and they have both spoken about how supportive they are of each other’s careers.
In an interview, Ravindra said that Glenn is ‘my biggest fan and my biggest critic’ and that he is always there to give him advice and support.
Glenn has also said that he is very proud of Rachin’s achievements, and that he is excited to see what the future holds for his younger brother.
Rachin Ravindra career
The 23-year-old New Zealand cricketer is widely regarded as one of the most exciting young talents in the game.
He is a left-handed batter and slow left-arm orthodox bowler, and is capable of making significant contributions with both bat and ball.
Ravindra was born in Wellington, New Zealand to Indian parents.
He began playing cricket at a young age, and quickly rose through the ranks of the New Zealand domestic system.
In 2018, Ravindra was awarded a contract with Wellington Firebirds, and made his domestic debut in the same year.
He quickly established himself as one of the most promising young players in New Zealand cricket.
Ravindra scored his maiden List A century in 2019, and made his Test debut against India in 2021.
In 2023, he was selected in New Zealand’s squad for the 2023 Cricket World Cup.
He made a sensational start to the tournament, scoring a century on his World Cup debut against England.
This was the fastest century by any New Zealand player in World Cups, completing it in 82 balls.
Ravindra’s performances in the World Cup helped New Zealand to reach the final of the tournament, where they were eventually defeated by India.
However, his performances at the World Cup cemented his status as one of the most exciting young players in the game.
In addition to his international career, Ravindra has also played for the Durham County Cricket Club in England.
He has also been a regular member of the New Zealand A side.
Ravindra is still a young player, but he has already achieved a great deal in his career.
He is a versatile player who can contribute with both bat and ball, and is also a big-match player, as evidenced by his century on his World Cup debut.
Ravindra is still developing as a player, but he has the potential to become one of the best all-rounders in the world.
He is an exciting prospect for New Zealand cricket, and fans will be eagerly following his progress in the years to come.
Rachin Ravindra highest score
Ravindra’s highest score in international cricket is 123 not out, which he achieved in the opening game of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023.
He scored this century on his World Cup debut, which earned him the title of player of the match.
Ravindra came out to bat at No. 3 and struck five sixes and 11 fours in his unbeaten knock of 123 runs off 96 balls at a strike-rate of 128.12.
He shared a fantastic 273-run stand with opener Devon Conway for the second wicket.
At 23 years and 321 days, he became the third-youngest batter to score a century on World Cup debut.