Player Profile

Ajinkya Rahane
quick facts
  • nick name

  • Ajinkya Rahane

  • dob

  • 5th Jun 1988

  • team

  • Rajasthan Royals, India, Mumbai

  • batting style

  • Right Handed

  • bowling style

  • Right-arm medium

Career stats
batting & fielding
Mat Inns NO Runs Avge HS BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 10 19 2 678 39.88 118 1,305 51.95 2 4 92 4 5 -
ODIs 42 42 - 1,230 29.29 111 1,584 77.65 2 7 128 14 22 -
t20is 11 11 - 236 21.45 61 200 118 - 1 21 6 11 -
First Class 73 125 14 6,485 58.42 265* 11,141 58.21 22 28 838 42 61 -
List A 105 104 2 3,570 35 187 4,438 80.44 6 22 377 40 49 -
T20s 106 101 10 2,523 27.73 103* 2,186 115.42 1 20 260 47 47 -
bowling
Mat Inns balls Mdns Runs Wkts Avge Eco sr bbi 4w 5w 10
Tests 10 - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 42 - - - - - - - - - - - -
t20is 11 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First Class 73 9 108 2 75 - - 4.17 - - - - -
List A 105 3 53 - 51 4 12.75 5.77 13.25 2/36 - - -
T20s 106 1 6 - 5 1 5 5 6 1/5 - - -
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.