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India v New Zealand, 2nd Test, Kolkata, 1st day

Rahane rues late wickets in attritional day

Sep 30, 2016: After Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane ground New Zealand into fatigue on a punishingly hot day, the tourists bounced back with late wickets, much to Rahane's disappointment

Sidharth Monga

New Zealand in India, 2016-17

Won't allow NZ spinners to dominate - Rahane

Sep 19, 2016: Ajinkya Rahane, the only centurion in India's last home series, has spoken of the need to bat better against the New Zealand spinners, who are a more formidable test than Simon Harmer, Imran Tahir and Dane Piedt

Sidharth Monga in Kanpur

India in West Indies 2016

Ashwin's rare double, and stellar comebacks for Shami, Bhuvneshwar

Aug 23, 2016: India's marks out of ten after they beat West Indies 2-0 on their Caribbean tour

Karthik Krishnaswamy

India in West Indies 2016

Versatile Rahane quietly shows his worth

Aug 17, 2016: Ajinkya Rahane has shown himself to be a batsman adept at dealing with a variety of situations and tailoring his game to the team's cause

Karthik Krishnaswamy

West Indies v India, 2nd Test, Kingston, 3rd day

'I was not thinking about my hundred' - Rahane

Aug 1, 2016: Ajinkya Rahane, who scored an unbeaten 108 to lift India to a declaration with a lead of 304, believed there was still more than enough time left for his team to force a win

Karthik Krishnaswamy in Kingston

West Indies v India, 2nd Test, Kingston, 3rd day

Rain ruins play after India declare with 304 lead

Aug 1, 2016: An unbeaten 108 from Ajinkya Rahane pushed India's lead to 304 on the third day of the second Test in Kingston, but rain made sure India didn't have a go at the West Indies batsmen on day three

The Report by Alagappan Muthu

India in West Indies 2016

India preach patience and ponder combination

Jul 19, 2016: Net sessions in Antigua indicate that India had narrowed their squad down to 13 for the first Test with Rohit Sharma, Umesh Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Shardul Thakur possibly missing out

Karthik Krishnaswamy in Antigua

'I make it tough on myself at practice so I'm comfortable during the game'

Jun 25, 2016: Ajinkya Rahane talks training, temperament, learning, captaincy and more

Interview by Arun Venugopal

India news

Rahane 'excited' by pink-ball challenge

Jun 23, 2016: Ajinkya Rahane, India's Test vice-captain, has joined the chorus of pink-ball supporters, and suggested he was keen to try it out in the Duleep Trophy, which will be played as a day-night tournament this season

Arun Venugopal

India in West Indies 2016

Vice-captaincy will not affect my batting - Rahane

May 31, 2016: Batsman Ajinkya Rahane, who had been appointed vice-captain for India's tour of the West Indies in July-August, has said the new role will not affect his batting


Delhi Daredevils v Rising Pune Supergiants, IPL 2016, Delhi

Bolstered Supergiants secure vital win

May 5, 2016: Against Delhi Daredevils at the Feroz Shah Kotla, an injury-stricken Rising Pune Supergiants fell back on the reliable shoulders of Ajinkya Rahane, Rajat Bhatia and a brisk innings from IPL debutant Usman Khawaja to hand the hosts a seven-wicket defeat

The Report by Vishal Dikshit

Mumbai v Supergiants, IPL 2016, Mumbai

Methodical Rahane approach ensures win

Apr 9, 2016: Ajinkya Rahane's game - founded more on incremental run-gathering than rapid bursts of power-hitting - was perfectly conditioned to the Supergiants chase of 121

Arun Venugopal in Mumbai

India v West Indies, World T20 2016, semi-final, Mumbai

Dhoni blames no-balls, dew factor for loss

Mar 31, 2016: India captain MS Dhoni said the two no-balls to reprieve Lendl Simmons were the only thing that disappointed him about India's performance on a pitch that he felt had been transformed between innings by the dew

Karthik Krishnaswamy in Mumbai

India v West Indies, World T20 2016, semi-final, Mumbai

Big-hitting overpowers Kohli's scampering

Mar 31, 2016: Regardless of how wet the ball became, India's self-inflicted errors were crucial as they could not halt West Indies' power-packed line-up

Karthik Krishnaswamy in Mumbai

India v West Indies, World T20 2016, Semi-final, Mumbai

Raina and Yuvraj testing the faith

Mar 29, 2016: India have somehow reached the semi-finals of a major event with four of their top five misfiring at the same time. Change could be dangerous, but it could be needed

Karthik Krishnaswamy

World T20 2016

Big names revel in lesser roles for India success

Mar 9, 2016: The presence of like-for-like replacements is exactly what captain MS Dhoni desires but the inevitable upshot of such squad dynamics is that a few players are not going to play even a single game

Arun Venugopal in Kolkata

India in Australia 2015-16

Rishi Dhawan replaces injured Bhuvneshwar in T20 squad

Jan 23, 2016: A fractured left thumb has ruled Bhuvneshwar Kumar out of the T20 series against Australia

ESPNcricinfo staff

Australia v India, 3rd ODI, Melbourne

Australia's tag-team at work

Jan 17, 2016: Plays of the day from the third ODI between Australia and India in Melbourne

Melinda Farrell at the MCG

Australia v India, 2nd ODI, Brisbane

Another Rohit ton, another Australia win

Jan 15, 2016: Australia took a 2-0 lead in the five-match ODI series against India after chasing down 309 for victory in the second ODI in Brisbane.

The Report by Brydon Coverdale

Where should Dhoni bat in ODIs?

Jan 10, 2016: The seeming vacillation and inconsistency over Rahane's place in the order tells a story - and it does not say good things about India's captain

Aakash Chopra
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