Rachin Ravindra Gears Up for Red-Ball Cricket After Stellar ODI World Cup Performance

Get insights into Rachin Ravindra’s shift from ODI success to preparing for Test cricket in the Bangladesh series.

New Zealand’s Rachin Ravindra is gearing up for the upcoming Test series against Bangladesh with a focus on transitioning his game from the successful stint in the 2023 Men’s ODI World Cup. His aim is to maintain a positive intent while adjusting to the demands of red-ball cricket, considering varying conditions.

In a video chat with New Zealand Cricket (NZC), Ravindra highlighted the shift in approach, emphasizing the need to evaluate conditions and adapt accordingly. Having showcased an impressive performance in the ODI World Cup, scoring 578 runs in ten matches with a remarkable average of 64.22 along with five wickets, Ravindra looks forward to utilizing his adaptability on spin-friendly pitches in Bangladesh.

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Acknowledging the difference in format, he emphasized the significance of time in Test cricket and aims to bring a sense of calmness from one-dayers to the longer format. Ravindra recognized the challenge of adjusting to facing spinners earlier in the innings and strategizing differently from his usual role.

With the return of Saqlain Mushtaq as a spin-bowling coach, Ravindra aims to benefit from his expertise in longer formats, drawing upon techniques learned during his T20I experience in Bangladesh in 2021. He plans to vary his left-arm spin by focusing on pace and accuracy, aiming for success in the Test series.


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