In October, rising star Rachin in World Cup 2023 from New Zealand secured the prestigious ICC Player of the Month award, outshining Indian speedster Jasprit Bumrah and South African batsman Quinton de Kock for the coveted title.
Ravindra’s outstanding performance extends beyond this recognition, as he continues to make waves in the ongoing World Cup 2023. Making his maiden appearance in the tournament, he has not only clinched the ICC honor but has also set ablaze the record books. As of November 9, Ravindra stands at the top of the charts for the most runs scored in the group stage matches, amassing an impressive 565 runs from 9 games. This places him ahead of Quinton de Kock, who, in his recent ODI campaign, tallied 550 runs from 8 matches.
It has been an exceptional month both personally and for the team. Playing in a World Cup hosted in India holds immense significance,” he further remarked.
Having the unwavering support of the team has been instrumental, in granting the freedom to express oneself and play in a natural, uninhibited manner. “The fortunate aspect is the quality of the wickets, which have been conducive to my positive style of play, allowing me to take the game on,” concluded Ravindra.
Rachin in World Cup 2023
Rachin Ravindra’s performance in the ongoing World Cup has been nothing short of extraordinary, with an impressive total of 565 runs as of November 9, 2023. This achievement propels him to the summit of the list of highest run-scorers in their debut World Cup, surpassing the previous record held by England’s Jonny Bairstow.
Ravindra’s journey in the tournament commenced with a spectacular century against defending champions England in the opening game. His unbeaten 123 runs made him the youngest New Zealander to achieve a century in the ODI World Cup and only the fourth Kiwi to hit a ton on his World Cup debut. Notably, his century was also the fastest by any New Zealander in the World Cup, achieved in just 82 deliveries.
His stellar performance continued with two more centuries against Australia and Pakistan, complemented by two half-centuries. The century against Australia was particularly noteworthy, with 116 runs scored from just 89 balls, showcasing an impressive strike rate of 130.34. Against Pakistan, he contributed 108 runs off just 94 deliveries, aiding New Zealand in setting their highest score at an ODI World Cup fixture.
Ravindra’s consistent excellence and ability to deliver under pressure have established him as a crucial asset for the New Zealand team. His remarkable run in the tournament has earned him the title of the Kiwi batter with the most World Cup centuries.
In addition to his batting prowess, Ravindra has made significant contributions to the ball. In the match against Sri Lanka, he claimed two wickets, playing a key role in New Zealand’s solid bowling performance.