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A Statistician Shares How Michael Rippon Has Created Unique World Record
By CricShots - Jul 30, 2022 6:25 pm
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The Kiwi All-rounder Michael Rippon has created a unique world record in international cricket. The right-handed batter who has seen bowling left-arm wrist spin was born in South Africa. He then moved to the Netherlands and represented them in international cricket. Now, he has now shifted to the New Zealand cricket team and is playing for the Blackcaps against the Scotland cricket team.

Michael Rippon
Michael Rippon

Michael Rippon is a 30-year-old all-rounder who was born on September 14, 1991. His birth nation is South Africa, and he even played in the Mzansi Super League of the rainbow nation. Meanwhile, Rippon played international matches for the Netherlands cricket team.

Before switching to the New Zealand cricket team, Rippon represented the Netherlands cricket team in nine ODIs and 17 T20Is. Earlier this month, he made his debut for the New Zealand team in the T20Is in a match against the Scotland cricket team. He ended up setting a unique world record in his debut game itself.

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A popular statistician named Kasutub Gudipati shared the details and wrote on Twitter: “Michael Rippon is the first player to represent countries from two different continents in international cricket, which are different from his continent of birth. Played for Netherlands Now playing for New Zealand Born in South Africa.”

For some reason, the talented cricketers of South Africa have often been seen leaving their nation and going on to represent another country in international cricket.

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Michael Rippon is the latest name, but before him, Devon Conway moved from South Africa to New Zealand. Even Grant Elliot was born in South Africa and played for the Blackcaps. Australian batter Marnus Labuschagne, who has done exceptionally well in Test cricket, is also a South African by birth, just like 2019 Cricket World Cup winner Jason Roy.