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Ajinkya Rahane
Ajinkya Rahane
QUICK FACTS
  • Nick Name: A.M.
    Batting Style: Right Handed
  • DOB: 5th Jun 1988
    Bowling Style: Right-arm medium
  • TEAM:
  • India, India A, Rajasthan Royals, Mumbai, Rising Pune Supergiants
CAREER STATS
BATTING & FIELDING
Mat Inns NO Runs Avge HS BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 33 57 7 2382 47.64 188 4454 53.48 8 10 277 20 40 0
ODIs 73 72 3 2237 32.42 111 2837 78.85 2 16 221 27 43 0
T20is 20 20 2 375 20.83 61 331 113.29 0 1 32 6 16 0
First Class 97 164 19 8199 56.54 265* 14325 57.24 28 34 1025 58 95 0
List A 139 137 7 4732 36.4 187 5857 80.79 7 31 483 56 70 0
T20s 145 139 17 3785 31.02 103* 3192 118.58 1 31 391 71 64 0
BOWLING
Mat Inns Balls Mdns Runs Wkts Avge Eco SR BBI 4w 5w 10
Tests 33 0 0 - 0 0 0
ODIs 73 0 0 - 0 0 0
T20is 20 0 0 - 0 0 0
First Class 97 9 108 2 75 0 4.17 0/1 0 0 0
List A 139 3 53 0 51 4 12.75 5.77 13.25 2/36 0 0 0
T20s 145 1 6 0 5 1 5 5 6 1/5 0 0 0
PROFILE

Ajinkya Rahane continued the tradition of Mumbai producing fine, compact, top-order batsmen, with a coming of age season in which he scored Test centuries in New Zealand, England, Australia, and a 96 in South Africa. Rahane’s first innings of note came when he hit 172 in the 2007-08 Duleep Trophy against an England Lions attack consisting of Monty Panesar, Steve Kirby and Liam Plunkett. He went on to amass a whopping 1089 runs in the next Ranji season – only his second – and helped Mumbai win their 38th title. He continued his good form in the following seasons and was included in the squad for the Emerging Players Tournament in Australia in 2011. Two centuries there earned him a call-up to the Indian Twenty20 and ODI squads in the England tour as a replacement for the injured Virender Sehwag. His uninhibited strokeplay came as a revelation and though he didn’t always get big scores, he did enough to show that he belonged at the international level. As it turned out, the time on the bench thereafter didn’t hurt his appetite for runs: in IPL 2012 he became the first Rajasthan Royals batsman to hit a century and the recent Test success led MS Dhoni to compare Rahane’s role in the side with that of VVS Laxman.

  • Last Updated: 22nd Feb 2016
  • Author: Nisha Shetty
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