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Rahane: India's all-conditions expert

Dec 14, 2015: Analysing a batsman who has adapted to various conditions and batting positions, and outclassed his peers with his consistency

S Rajesh

India v SA, 4th Test, Delhi, 4th day

South Africa push for draw in epic blockathon

Dec 6, 2015: In their final innings of a long and wretched tour, South Africa's batsmen produced their most unyielding display, responding with dour defence in the face of a mountainous fourth-innings task

The Report by Karthik Krishnaswamy

India v SA, 4th Test, Delhi, 3rd day

The longest wait for a century stand

Dec 5, 2015: Stats highlights from the third day of the Delhi Test between India and South Africa

Bharath Seervi

India v South Africa, 4th Test, Delhi, 2nd day

Rahane revels after turning full circle

Dec 4, 2015: Ajinkya Rahane had to fight off memories of his forgettable debut in Delhi to resurrect India from a position of vulnerability. In doing so, he struck the only century of the series so far

Sidharth Monga in Delhi

India v South Africa, 4th Test, Delhi, 1st day

Rahane buries Kotla ghost in tough conditions

Dec 3, 2015: Thanks to Ajinkya Rahane, India have posted the highest total of the series, and his average in India is past 22 now. That absolute failure of a series, which looked likely, can wait despite such tough conditions

Sidharth Monga in Delhi

India v SA, 4th Test, Delhi

First-day wickets, and Kotla's bat-first rule

Dec 3, 2015: Stats highlights from the first day of the Delhi Test between India and South Africa

Bharath Seervi

India v South Africa, 4th Test, Delhi, 1st day

Rahane steers India after Piedt four-for

Dec 3, 2015: Considering they were effectively operating with a three-man attack, South Africa did incredibly well to take seven wickets on a pitch that was better for batting than the one in Nagpur

The Report by George Binoy

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
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