Famous cricket player of New Zealand: Gavin Rolf Larsen
Popular cricketer Gavin Rolf Larsen, a specialist in the economic bowling, was an asset for the New Zealand team. He is a renowned former cricketer of NZ who always held an outstanding economy rate of bowling in One Day International Cricketer i.e. 3.76 – the averaging being usually between 4 and 4.50 in his 121 One Day Internationals over a period of 10 years.
Gavin Rolf Larsen played a total of 8 Test cricket with impressive success rate which included 24 wickets. Not only this, he was a reliable and contributive batsman alongside being a trustworthy bowler. He held a good standing in one-day side and for the World Cup semi-final in 1999, Larsen played a highly significant role by being a part of the New Zealand cricket team. It was very unusual of a NZ player to have played cricket throughout the course of his first-class playing career with only one team i.e. Wellington.
Larsen also captained the New Zealand team in the 1994 Australasian Cup in Sharjah where he promoted the team to reach the semi-finals of a 6-team tournament. Today, he is working as the CEO of Cricket Wellington and is still affiliated with the cricket arena.