Belongs to the Mumbai school of batsmanship, Ajinkya Rahane is a classical batsman with all the required traits which makes him a complete package. Those who have seen him bat remains in awe of his exemplary technique, perfect balance at the crease, and his compact style of batting which separates him from his contemporaries. He effortlessly checked his drives and played late without the wristy bottom-hand drive - a quality which most of the subcontinental batsmen of the generation lacks. In his second Ranji season for Mumbai, Rahane scored a mammoth 1089 runs and played an important part in helping his side lift the record 38th Ranji title. He is one of the few players to have scored 1000 runs in a single Ranji season. Despite being a complete player, the Maharashtra-born batsman has only managed to cement his place in the whites in the Indian team. With centuries in Wellington, Lords, Melbourne and a couple of consecutive fifties in Durban, Rahane has proved his mettle as foreign conditions expert where the ball holds an edge over the willow. Before the coveted 2019 World Cup, Rahane also has the chance of to grab that middle-order spot in Team India which is still waiting for the right candidate. Major teams India, India A, India Blue, India Emerging Players, India Under-19s, Mumbai, Mumbai Indians, Rajasthan Royals, Rising Pune Supergiants Playing role: Top-order batsman Batting style: Right-hand bat Bowling style: Right-arm mediumread more
Rahane on Tuesday said there is no need to take criticism of the spin-friendly pitches in the country "seriously" as not a word is spoken about the "damp" tracks elsewhere and England can expect another turner in the fourth Test.
While India slipped after their 227-run defeat to England in the opening Test in Chennai, the visitors kept alive their hopes of making the final of the inaugural event.
India vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane, who led India to win in two of the last three Tests against Australia in India's landmark series win Down Under, says he is happy to take a backseat and contribute as vice-captain by offering suggestions when asked by skipper Virat Kohli.
Team India's stand-in captain during Border-Gavaskar Trophy in Australia, Ajinkya Rahane on January 21 was welcomed at his residence in Mumbai. People of Mumbai welcomed Rahane with drum beats celebrations. India retained the Border-Gavaskar Trophy by beating Australia 2-1. On Tuesday, Australia's fortress -- The Gabba -- was finally breached. It took 32 years and two months, but the unthinkable was achieved as an injury-ravaged young Indian team beat Australia by three wickets against all odds to take the series 2-1.
Team India showed great character and resilience in the third test match against Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground.
Ahead of third test match against Australia, Team India stand-in captain Ajinkya Rahane said that the team is focused on playing some "good cricket."
Stand-in India captain Ajinkya Rahane slammed his 12th Test ton to put the visitors in a commanding position at the MCG. On the second day of the Boxing Day clash against Australia.
Rahane was unbeaten on 104 while all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja was with him at the crease on 40, the two having added an unbeaten 104 for the sixth wicket.
So far is the only batsman to score a half century in the Boxing Day Test as he earns India a lead in the first innings after India's top-order gradually wither away.
The Indian stand-in skipper hits a half century to take India ahead of Australia's first innings total of 195.
Former Indian cricketer Wasim Jaffer send a "hidden message" to Ajinkya Rahane, as the Mumbai batsman prepares to lead the side in the rest of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy, beginning from the MCG Test in December 26.
The BCCI on Wednesday announced India's playing XI for the first Test against Australia, which begins at the Adelaide Oval from December 17. It will be India's first Day/Night Test on overseas soil.
Cricket fraternity on July 30 congratulated all-rounder Hardik Pandya as he and his fiance Natasha Stankovic have been blessed with a baby boy.
At Stumps which the umpires were forced to call early after rains washed out the entire last session, India were 122/5 with Rahane and Rishabh Pant batting on 38 and 10, respectively.
Rishabh Pant's quickfire fifty (78 unbeaten off 36) along with valuable contributions by openers Shikhar Dhawan (54) and Prithvi Shaw (42) helped Delhi Capitals overhaul Rajasthan Royals' 192-run target with four balls to spare.
As the Team India batsman adds another feather to his cap on his birthday, in an exclusive interview with India TV, Ajinkya Rahane hopes to put up a good show as the Virat Kohli led team face England in five Tests starting July.
Karnataka middle-order batsman Karun Nair on Tuesday replaced skipper Virat Kohli for the one-off Test against Afghanistan from June 14-18 in Bengaluru, making an unexpected comeback to the squad. Ajinkya Rahane will be leading India in the historic