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Ajinkya Rahane
Ajinkya Rahane

Full Name: Ajinkya Madhukar Rahane

DOB: 5th Jun 1988

Batting Style: Right Handed

Bowling Style: Right-arm medium

Team:
  • India
  • India A
  • Rajasthan Royals
  • Mumbai
  • Rising Pune Supergiant
  • Career Stats
    Batting & Fielding
    Format Mat Inns NO Runs Avge HS BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct st
    Tests 44 75 9 2883 43.68 188 5465 52.75 9 12 330 23 59 0
    ODIs 90 88 4 2962 35.26 111 3767 78.63 3 24 293 33 49 0
    T20is 20 20 2 375 20.83 61 331 113.29 0 1 32 6 16 0
    First Class 110 186 22 8794 53.62 265* 15602 56.36 29 36 1090 61 117 0
    List A 156 153 8 5457 37.63 187 6787 80.4 8 39 555 62 76 0
    T20s 165 159 18 4297 30.48 103* 3607 119.13 1 33 444 82 70 0
    Bowling
    Format Mat Inns Balls Mdns Runs Wkts Avge Eco SR BBI 4w 5w 10
    Tests 44 0 0 - 0 0 0
    ODIs 90 0 0 - 0 0 0
    T20is 20 0 0 - 0 0 0
    First Class 110 9 108 2 75 0 4.17 0/1 0 0 0
    List A 156 3 53 0 51 4 12.75 5.77 13.25 2/36 0 0 0
    T20s 165 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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