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IPL 2024: No worry for CSK as Rachin fires in top order vs GT

By Akanksha - March 26, 2024 - Last updated on Mar 26, 2024 10:37 PM
IPL 2024: No worry for CSK as Rachin fires in top order vs GT

Tuesday, March 26, saw young player Rachin Ravindra continue his incredible run in the Indian Premier League. Rachin gave Chennai Super Kings an early advantage in their match against Gujarat Titans at MA Chidambaram Stadium by smashing 46 runs off of only 20 balls. Rachin avenged the GT pace onslaught, which included Umesh Yadav and Azmatullah Omarzai, to establish himself in front of the devoted Chennai audience.

The youthful left-hander from New Zealand batted first with skipper Ruturaj Gaikwad. The hitter had a spectacular ODI World Cup 2023 and was then taken in by CSK for a mere Rs 1.8 crores in the IPL 2024 auction. In what seems to be a spectacular season for him in the Indian Premier League, Rachin returned CSK's trust with two scorching starts.

Devon Conway, a fellow New Zealander who was highly productive for CSK in the top order during the previous two seasons, has been superbly replaced by Ravindra.

Emerging Cricketer of the Year 2023

The ICC Emerging Cricketer of the Year title was won by Rachin Ravindra, capping up an incredible 2023 campaign. During the ICC ODI World Cup the same year, the all-rounder was one of the best young players of the year.

With three hundred and two fifties among his 578 runs in nine matches in the 2023 ODI World Cup, the Wellington-born batsman set himself apart from opponents like Gerald Coetzee Yashahsvi Jaiswal and Dilshan Madushanka. In the same year, these athletes received recognition as some of the top young performers.

"It's a pretty unique emotion. It is always a memorable occasion when you are acknowledged by the ICC for something. Thinking back, last year was quite the blur, and getting to play so much cricket in so many different settings has been very unique "Ravindra expressed his gratitude to the ICC for his award.

Furthermore, Rachin's three hundred during the World Cup were the most for any cricket player from New Zealand in a single edition of the competition; this fact alone makes his figures, which come in at just twenty-four, even more astounding. With his performance last year, the youngster stunned the cricket world and earned praise as one of the game's future great stars.

CSK scorecard

Player Score
Rachin Ravindra 46
Ruturaj Gaikwad (c) 46
Ajinkya Rahane 12
Shivam Dube 51
Daryl Mitchell 14
Sameer Rizvi 14
Ravindra Jadeja 7

CSK vs GT 2024 Player List

GT squad: Shubman Gill (c), David Miller, Matthew Wade, Wriddhiman Saha, Kane Williamson, Abhinav Manohar, B. Sai Sudharsan, Darshan Nalkande, Vijay Shankar, Jayant Yadav, Rahul Tewatia, Noor Ahmad, Sai Kishore, Rashid Khan, Joshua Little, Mohit Sharma, Azmatullah Omarzai, Umesh Yadav, Shahrukh Khan, Sushant Mishra, Kartik Tyagi, Manav Suthar, Spencer Johnson, Sandeep Warrier, BR Sharath.

CSK full squad: Ruturaj Gaikwad (c), MS Dhoni, Moeen Ali, Deepak Chahar, Tushar Deshpande, Shivam Dube, Rajvardhan Hangargekar, Ravindra Jadeja, Ajay Mandal, Mukesh Choudhary, Ajinkya Rahane, Shaik Rasheed, Mitchell Santner, Simarjeet Singh, Nishant Sindhu, Prashant Solanki, Maheesh Theekshana, Rachin Ravindra, Shardul Thakur, Daryl Mitchell, Sameer Rizvi, Mustafizur Rahman, Avanish Rao Aravelly.

Also Read: Indian Premier League 2024: RCB won the match by 4 wickets vs PBKS

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