Michael Rippon finally debuts for New Zealand

Michael Rippon.Michael Rippon.

Leg-spinner Michael Rippon took two wickets on international debut for New Zealand on Friday.

Rippon completed figures of two for 37 in four overs during the second T20I of New Zealand’s series against Scotland in Edinburgh.

Former Cape Cobras and Western Province Cricket Club all-rounder Rippon played provincial and franchise cricket in South Africa before forging a career in New Zealand. He has been with Otago for several years.

The 30-year-old also played nine ODIs and 18 T20Is for the Netherlands between 2013 and 2022.

International Cricket Council rules allow players from affiliate and associate nations to remain available for full member countries at the same time.

However, once a player has been listed on a team sheet for a full member nation an international fixture, representing an affiliate or associate country is not allowed for three years.

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