New Delhi, November 12 (Language) It is a dream come true for New Zealand’s new batting sensation Rachin Ravindra to play the World Cup semi-final against India in a packed Wankhede stadium and he is confident that his team will win the match on Wednesday. Will give equal competition to the host team.
Ravindra has performed brilliantly in the World Cup so far and has three centuries in his name. He is currently second after South Africa’s Quinton de Kock among the batsmen who have scored the most runs in the World Cup.
Ravindra told New Zealand Cricket, “You dream of playing against India in a packed stadium. India has been unbeaten at the Wankhede Stadium. A ground which has its own history. We will compete equally. We will try to perform our best.
He said, “We know that you cannot win every match in cricket. You may lose or you may win, so we’ll see how the game goes.”
Ravindra, who scored a brilliant century against Pakistan in front of his grandparents in Bengaluru, said that his team has many amazing players who have the experience of playing in big matches.
He said, “We are thinking about the last two World Cups. We have experience of playing in big matches. You play against Australia at the MCG, you play against England at Lord’s and now you are playing India at the Wankhede. These are all big matches. It is amazing that we have players in the team who have experience of playing in such matches.
New Zealand lost to Australia in the 2015 World Cup final at the MCG. Four years later, he had to face defeat against England at Lord’s.
Ravindra said, “You dream of playing in big matches in the knockout stage as a child and I too am really excited about the match against India.”