Netting A Place In Black Caps
It was a “rare distinction” for Tharun Nethula, a 28-year-old leg-spinner originally from Hyderabad, India, to be picked to represent New Zealand for the one-day series against Zimbabwe. From St. John’s Coaching Foundation in Secunderabad to the New Zealand national cricket squad it has been a fairy-tale journey for Nethula. “It is an exciting feeling to play for New Zealand,” Nethula said. “Playing against India in India will be a real high for me. I am aware I have to really work hard to realise that big dream.” Nethula moved to New Zealand at the age of 11. He picked up 28 wickets in the 2008-09 season for Auckland, ahead of a move to Central Districts.