The Under-19 World Cup 2022 started with the match played between hosts West Indies and Australia (WI vs AUS) on 14 January. In this very first match, a young Indian player named Nivethan Radhakrishnan did wonders.
Now you must be thinking that, in the match between West Indies and Australia, how did the Indian player get discussed? So in fact Nivethan Radhakrishnan is an Australian player of Indian origin, who has won Australia on the basis of his brilliant performance against the West Indies.
Nivethan Radhakrishnan bowls with both hands
In the first match of the Under-19 World Cup 2022 played between West Indies and Australia, Australia started the tournament with a win by defeating host West Indies by 6 wickets. Nivethan Radhakrishnan, a young player of Indian origin, was the biggest hero of this victory of Australia. Radhakrishnan bowled with both hands and took 3 wickets to give Australia a resounding victory.
Radhakrishnan bowls right-arm off-spin and left-arm spin. He can also bowl medium pace fast with the right arm. Apart from this, he is also adept at batting well. This art of his has made him the wonder boy of the Australian youth team. Born on 25 November 2002 in Chennai, when Radhakrishnan was 10 years old, his family moved to Sydney. He has also performed wonderfully in Tamil Nadu Premier League in 2017 and 2018.
The father has also played cricket
Nivethan Radhakrishnan’s father Ambu Selvan has also played cricket at the junior level for Tamil Nadu. After moving to Sydney in 2013, Radhakrishnan represented New South Wales. When he was 6 years old, he used to spin with the left hand, then also tried to the spin off. If needed, he can also bowl medium pace fast with the right arm. He has also been present as a net bowler for the Delhi Capitals franchise in IPL 2021.