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  • Nick Name: Ajinkya Rahane
    Batting Style: Right Handed
  • DOB: 5th Jun 1988
    Bowling Style: Right-arm medium
Wisden India
    • TEAM:
    • India, Mumbai, Rajasthan Royals
Ajinkya Rahane

CAREER STATS

BATTING & FIELDING
Mat Inns NO Runs Avge HS BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 15 28 3 1,175 47 147 2,036 57.71 3 7 159 4 7 -
ODIs 54 53 2 1,584 31.06 111 2,049 77.31 2 9 157 19 27 -
t20is 11 11 - 236 21.45 61 200 118 - 1 21 6 11 -
First Class 78 134 15 6,982 58.67 265* 11,872 58.81 23 31 905 42 63 -
List A 117 115 4 3,924 35.35 187 4,903 80.03 6 24 406 45 54 -
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 15 - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 54 - - - - - - - - - - - -
t20is 11 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First Class 78 9 108 2 75 - - 4.17 - - - - -
List A 117 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.

  • Last Updated:  

    14th Feb 2015
  • Author:  

    Nisha Shetty