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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

Vijay Hazare Trophy 2015-16, Group A

Bhatia 94* trumps Rahane 114; Assam sink to sixth loss

Dec 17, 2015: A round-up of the Vijay Hazare Trophy Group A matches played on December 17, 2015

ESPNcricinfo staff

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
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