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Ajinkya Rahane
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Ajinkya Rahane

India|Top order batter
Ajinkya Rahane

INTL CAREER: 2011 - 2021

Full Name

Ajinkya Madhukar Rahane

Born

June 06, 1988, Ashwi-KD, Maharashtra

Age

33y 18d

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Right arm medium

Playing Role

Top order batter

TEAMS

Ajinkya Rahane is a top-order Mumbai batsman who, with 1089 runs in his second Ranji season, was a crucial factor in Mumbai's 38th title win. Only 11 players have scored 1000 runs in a single Ranji season, and that puts his effort in perspective. Rahane's progression to the Mumbai Ranji team was a natural one - he had represented them at all age levels, and was always seen as a prospective Mumbai player if not more. His bumper Ranji season followed an impressive showing in the 2007-08 Duleep Trophy, where he scored 172 against an England Lions attack that comprised Graham Onions, Monty Panesar, Steve Kirby and Liam Plunkett. That innings came after followers of Mumbai cricket had started to write him off as a a fine talent but fit only to make a swift 50. Two years later, he had shown they were way off.

He continued to churn out the runs in domestic cricket, hitting three hundreds each in the 2009-10 and 2010-11 seasons of the Ranji Trophy. Two centuries in the Emerging Players Tournament in Australia brought him a place in the India ODI squad for the tour of England in 2011. After months of sitting on the bench and travelling with the Test squad, Rahane got his debut in Delhi in March 2013.

In only his third Test, Rahane scored fifties in each innings in Durban before making his maiden Test century against New Zealand in the drawn Test in Wellington. Rahane then was at the forefront of India's first win in Lords after 28 years, setting the game up with a solid 103 in the first innings. He followed it up with his maiden ODI century at Edgbaston as India wrapped up the series.

Rahane continued his impressive form in Australia, scoring fifties in Adelaide and Brisbane, before striking 147 in Melbourne, establishing himself as a vital cog in the batting department. Rahane was a key part of another first; his 79 helping India to their first win over South Africa in a World Cup match.

Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Test7412512464718841.12936149.64122352032960
ODI90873296211135.26376778.6332429333480
T20I202023756120.83331113.2901326160
FC1562662711512265*48.162149353.5635501399761640
List A16716310605418739.561042800
T20207197205109105*28.864282119.3123653196860
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test74------------
ODI90------------
T20I20------------
FC1569108750---4.16-000
List A1672424332/362/3614.336.1414.00000
T2020716511/51/55.005.006.00000
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Ajinkya Rahane pulls
India celebrate the wicket of Ross Taylor
Not quite a stroll in the park: Ajinkya Rahane and Cheteshwar Pujara make their way across a wet Rose Bowl
Ajinkya Rahane turns one around the corner
Ajinkya Rahane, Virat Kohli and Ishant Sharma out and about on day three
Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane walk off for bad light