Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Rachin Ravindra earns Take a look at recall; Will O’Rourke picked for SA Checks


Rachin Ravindra is ready so as to add to his three Take a look at caps after being named within the New Zealand squad for the two-Take a look at sequence in opposition to South Africa that begins on February 4 in Mount Maunganui.
Ravindra comes into the squad on the expense of Henry Nicholls, who has suffered considerably of a form slump. Barring an unbeaten 200 in opposition to Sri Lanka in Wellington in March 2023, the batter hasn’t crossed 40 in his final 11 Checks.
Ravindra made his Take a look at debut in November 2021 against India in Kanpur however has not performed the format for the reason that new 12 months’s Take a look at in opposition to Bangladesh in 2022. Nonetheless, a breakthrough 2023 which culminated in him bagging the ICC Rising Participant-of-the-12 months award has seen him get a Take a look at recall.
From the Take a look at squad that toured Bangladesh in November-December final 12 months, Ish Sodhi and Ajaz Patel are the opposite two members who haven’t present in a spot in opposition to South Africa.
Canterbury quick bowler Will O’Rourke, who is named a clone of Kyle Jamieson, has been handed a maiden call-up albeit just for the second Take a look at in Hamilton. O’Rourke, 22, lately made his ODI debut within the three-game sequence in opposition to Bangladesh at dwelling selecting 5 wickets at 23.00.

Tim Southee (capt), Tom Blundell, Devon Conway, Matt Henry, Kyle Jamieson, Tom Latham, Daryl Mitchell, Will O’Rourke (second check solely), Glenn Phillips, Rachin Ravindra, Mitch Santner, Neil Wagner, Kane Williamson, Will Younger

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