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Reason behind the name Rachin Ravindra; Named after legends Sachin and Dravid

New Zealand Player Rachin Ravindra smashed his maiden ODI century in the match against England in the Cricket World Cup Opener.

Reason behind the name Rachin Ravindra

New Zealand won the match against England in the World Cup 2023. Rachin Ravindra was impressive through his impressive knock of 123* on 96 deliveries that included 11 boundaries and 5 sixes and became the youngest player to score a Hundred on his World Cup debut.

Rachin Ravindra used the chance of his promotion in the batting order and scored his maiden century in the match against England.

Rachin Ravindra made his ODI debut for New Zealand in the match against Sri Lanka on March 25, 2023. He had played a total of 12 ODI matches out of which he has scored a total of 312 runs with an average of 39.00. His highest score comes from the first match of the World Cup 2023 at Ahmedabad.

According to various reports, Rachin’s name was inspired by Rahul Dravid’s (Ra) and Sachin Tendulkar’s (Chin) as his father was a huge of the two legends. The Youngster started his cricketing journey earlier and was included in the New Zealand U-19 squad for the 2016 World Cup.

He was part of the U-19 World Cup in 2018 and 2021 and made his T20I debut in the match against Bangladesh.

On winning the toss New Zealand Chose to bowl first. Bairstow and Malan opened the innings for England while Trent Boult opened the attack. England’s Joe Root was impressive as he scored 77 runs after the dismissal of Malan by Matt Henry.

England Skipper Jos Buttler helped the side with his 43 runs but was dismissed by Matt Henry in the 34th over. New Zealand bowlers dismissed England batters at regular intervals through their intensified bowling attacks. By the end of 50 overs, England scored 282 runs losing 9 wickets.

With the target of 283 runs, Devon Conway and Will Young opened the innings for New Zealand, while Chris Woakes opened the bowling attack. Will Young was sent out on a duck by Sam Curran on the first ball of the second over. Devon Conway and Rachin Ravindra joined forces and broke through the terrific bowling attacks from England bowlers.

They had a partnership score of 273* through which they joined the list of Highest Partnerships in the World Cup. Devon Conway had an individual score of 152* runs on 121 deliveries including 19 boundaries and 3 sixes. On the 37th over, New Zealand scored 283 runs losing only one wicket, and won the match with 89 balls remaining.

With his impressive knock, he joined the list of Youngest to score a Hundred in his World Cup debut.  New Zealand is scheduled to play their second match of the World Cup 2023 against the Netherlands on October 9 at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium.

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