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The Indian-origin young player opened his fortunes in New Zealand, getting the first central contract in his cricket career

20 players have been included in the central contract by the New Zealand board. In which the names of some senior and star players are not being seen. Among the players included in the contract, some young players have got their first chance. So players of Indian origin are also included in this list.
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The New Zealand Cricket Board has announced the central contract for the next one year. This time 20 players have been included in the central contract by the New Zealand board. In which the names of some senior and star players are not being seen. Among the players included in the contract, some young players have got their first chance. So players of Indian origin are also included in this list.

Senior players like Kane Williamson, Lockie Ferguson and Adam Milne are not included in the list of central contracts for the 2024-25 season. Players who are the star players of New Zealand cricket. Williamson gave the team its first ICC trophy. However, it could not become part of the contract.

The Indian-origin player got the New Zealand central contract

New Zealand Cricket Board has placed young faces in central contracts. In which Rachin Ravindra of Indian origin has also been included. This is the first time that Rachin Ravindra has got a contract. Left-handed batsman Rachin Ravindra's performance in the last one year has been very good. Racine has shown great performance in all three formats of cricket.

Ravindra was the star player of the 2023 ODI World Cup. During this time he scored 578 runs. Racine then scored his maiden Test century against South Africa at Mount Maunganui, which he also converted into a double century. He became the youngest New Zealand player to win the Sir Richard Hadley Medal in March.

Great job in a short career

Briefly introducing him, let us tell you that Rachin Ravindra's father is a software engineer and he shifted from Bangalore to New Zealand in the 90s. Rachin Ravindra's family settled in New Zealand. Thus Rachin got a chance to play for the New Zealand cricket team based on his performance.

The Indian native has played 7 Tests, 25 ODIs and 23 T20Is for New Zealand so far. He has scored 519 runs at an average of 39.92 in Tests. He has scored 820 runs at an average of 41.00 in ODIs and has also scored 231 runs in T20s. He has scored 4 centuries in his international career so far.

The fate of these players opened

Apart from Rachin, Ben Sears, Will O'Rourke and Jacob Duffy have also been included in the central contract for the first time. While left arm spinner Ejaz Patel has also returned to this list. Ejaz's family is originally from Bharuch in Gujarat. Henry Nicholls has retained his contract despite being out of the Test squad last season.

New Zealand Central Contracts 2024-25 List

Finn Allen, Tom Blundell, Michael Bracewell, Mark Chapman, Devon Conway, Jacob Duffy, Matt Henry, Kyle Jamieson, Tom Latham, Daryl Mitchell, Henry Nicholls, Will O'Rourke, Ajaz Patel, Glenn Phillips, Rachin Ravindra, Mitchell Santner. Ben Sears, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee and Will Young.

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