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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 32 55 7 2272 47.33 188 4286 53.01 8 9 264 19 37 0
ODIs 72 71 3 2236 32.88 111 2831 78.98 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 96 162 19 8089 56.57 265* 14157 57.14 28 33 1012 57 92 0
List A 138 136 7 4731 36.67 187 5851 80.86 7 31 483 56 70 0
T20s 143 137 17 3682 30.68 103* 3109 118.43 1 30 378 69 62 0
BOWLING
Mat Inns Balls Mdns Runs Wkts Avge Eco SR BBI 4w 5w 10
Tests 32 0 0 - 0 0 0
ODIs 72 0 0 - 0 0 0
T20is 20 0 0 - 0 0 0
First Class 96 9 108 2 75 0 4.17 0/1 0 0 0
List A 138 3 53 0 51 4 12.75 5.77 13.25 2/36 0 0 0
T20s 143 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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