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India v South Africa, 3rd Test, Nagpur, 1st day

Familiar faults expose India in the middle

Nov 25, 2015: India took control in Nagpur but, on another day, the dismissals of Ajinkya Rahane and Virat Kohli could have more damaging consquences

Karthik Krishnaswamy in Nagpur

India news

Ajinkya Rahane gets Grade A contract

Nov 9, 2015: He might not be a sure starter in India's limited-overs XIs nowadays, but Ajinkya Rahane has been given a Grade A BCCI central contract, which carries a retainer of Rs 1 crore

ESPNcricinfo staff

South Africa in India 2015-16

Do India need an ODI revamp?

Oct 27, 2015: India need fresh ideas to rejuvenate an ODI team that has failed to adapt to new regulations that call for greater batting depth and hitting power

Sidharth Monga

India v South Africa, 2nd ODI, Indore

Rahane and the No. 3 jigsaw puzzle

Oct 13, 2015: Ajinkya Rahane is well equipped at No. 3 to play the role Kane Williamson does for New Zealand, but with Virat Kohli having established himself in that position the team management has a tightrope to walk

Alagappan Muthu in Indore

India's T20 line-up problem

Oct 7, 2015: It is one of their great strengths to be able to take the same foundation into every format, but in the shortest, it just might also be a weakness

Sidharth Monga

Why Rahane shouldn't be batting at No. 3

Sep 22, 2015: His game is built around good hands, ball sense, and not much foot movement. His rightful position is at No. 5, where he has done well

Sanjay Manjrekar

India news

Dravid backs 'terrific' Rahane at No. 5

Sep 4, 2015: Rahul Dravid has said that Ajinkya Rahane should bat at the No.5 position for India in Tests

Abhishek Purohit

Sri Lanka v India, 2nd Test, Colombo, 4th day

Rahane, the contemporary conventional

Aug 23, 2015: He can be old fashioned, but that does not mean he is unable to keep up with modern cricket, as he showed with a vital century in his first Test as a No. 3 batsman

Sharda Ugra in Colombo

SL v India, 2nd Test, Colombo

Sangakkara - 12400 runs at 57.40

Aug 23, 2015: Stats highlights from the second Test between Sri Lanka and India at the P Sara Oval where Kumar Sangakkara played his last international innings

Shiva Jayaraman

SL v India, 1st Test, Galle, 3rd Day

Rahane the 'complete package' as fielder - Sridhar

Aug 14, 2015: India's fielding coach R Sridhar has lauded Ajinkya Rahane as the "complete package" on the field, after he broke the record for most catches in a single Test

Sharda Ugra and Arun Venugopal

Sri Lanka Board President's XI v Indians, Colombo, 1st day

Rahane century holds Indians together

Aug 6, 2015: A smooth Ajinkya Rahane century headed up a sturdy first outing for the Indians, who withstood occasionally testing fast bowling on a green surface to post 314 for 6 on the first day in Colombo

The Report by Andrew Fidel Fernando

Zimbabwe v India, 2nd T20I, Harare

Rahane dismisses chasing troubles

Jul 19, 2015: India were asked to chase for the first time on the tour, but they fell short of a target of 146 against Zimbabwe. Ajinkya Rahane accepted that they didn't bat well, but said chasing "wasn't an issue"

Liam Brickhill in Harare

Zimbabwe v India, 1st T20I, Harare

Focus is on T20s here, not IPL - Rahane

Jul 16, 2015: Satisfied with his first captaincy stint, Ajinkya Rahane stressed on the fact that the team will be focussing on the upcoming T20s against Zimbabwe and be watchful of the challenge they pose

Liam Brickhill in Harare

Don't judge Rahane on stats alone

Jul 9, 2015: While the numbers show he has indeed not been scoring freely in ODIs, he has been improving on the whole and his skills demand that he is persevered with

Aakash Chopra

India in Zimbabwe 2015

'Not taking Zimbabwe lightly' - Rahane

Jul 8, 2015: India have put the Bangladesh defeat behind them and are concentrating on playing to their strengths said stand-in captain Ajinkya Rahane

Liam Brickhill in Harare

India in Zimbabwe 2015

Low-key series an audition for middle-order spot

Jul 6, 2015: For the seven specialist batsmen in India's second-string squad, the Zimbabwe series will be a mini-faceoff for the lone vacant spot in the middle-order

Amol Karhadkar

India in Zimbabwe 2015

'My aim is to instill confidence in the players' - Rahane

Jun 30, 2015: A couple of weeks ago, Ajinkya Rahane couldn't even make India's ODI XI, but after surprisingly being named captain for the limited-overs tour of Zimbabwe, the batsman has said that he is "very confident to handle this new responsibility."

ESPNcricinfo staff

India in Zimbabwe 2015

Unexpected captaincy offers Rahane ODI revival

Jun 29, 2015: A week ago in Bangladesh, he couldn't even make the XI. But now that he has been asked to lead, Rahane has the opportunity to play his own game and make a case for himself in limited overs

Sidharth Monga

India in Zimbabwe 2015

Rahane to lead second-string side in Zimbabwe

Jun 29, 2015: Ajinkya Rahane has been selected to lead a second-string India side to Zimbabwe for the proposed three ODIs and two T20Is

ESPNcricinfo staff

Bangladesh v India, 2nd ODI, Mirpur

Rahane needs more versatility in ODIs

Jun 22, 2015: MS Dhoni said Ajinkya Rahane was left out of the second ODI because he tends to struggle in the middle order on pitches that are slow, and there are no vacancies in the top order

Alagappan Muthu in Mirpur
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