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Ajinkya Rahane

Ajinkya Rahane
Full name Ajinkya Madhukar Rahane
Born June 6, 1988, Ashwi-KD,Maharashtra
Current age 29
Major team India
Batting style Right Handed
Bowling style Right-arm medium
ODI Debut September 3, 2011 v England at Riverside Ground, Chester-le-Street

Ajinkya Rahane, a right-handed top-order batsman from Mumbai is a perfect combination of talent, consistency and aggression. He made his First-Class debut for Mumbai in 2007. In only his second Ranji season, he piled up a mountain of 1089 runs, which was instrumental in Mumbai's 38th Ranji title triumph. He is one of the few players to have scored 1000 runs in a single Ranji season. Having represented Mumbai at all levels, Rahane was always seen as a bright prospect.


Rahane scored runs for fun and his twin tons in the Emerging Players Trophy in Australia forced his way into the Indian ODI team in 2011. He showed both talent and elegance to stamp his authority early in his career. He traveled a lot with the Indian Test squad before finally getting a chance in the 2013 Test series against Australia.


The Mumbai batsman didn’t have the best of debuts but he put it past him and only in his third Test scored fifties in both innings in Durban. He turned out to be the man for crisis for India away from home and his maiden Test ton in New Zealand reflected that. It was his brilliant century on a green deck at Lord’s in 2014 that really made the world take notice. It set up India’s first win at the venue in 28 years. On the tour Down Under, Rahane scored 399 runs in the four-match Test series. His form in whites has never been in question ever since then.


One of his notable knocks came against South Africa at home in tough spinning conditions in Delhi. He scored centuries in both innings when no other batsman managed to score a single ton in the entire series. He didn’t quite shine in similar fashion in ODIs but scored his maiden ton in Birmingham in 2014. He has had a dwindling time in the 50-over format though with the odd brilliant knock. He has been in and out of the ODI side far too often for a player of his caliber.


In the Indian T20 League, he started with Mumbai but his real success came with Rajasthan. A prolific scorer for them at the top of the order, he was the perfect foil for many aggressive opening partners. He was bought by Pune in the 2016 edition of the tournament and had a fairly decent run.


In the home series in 2016-17, he only had one big score, when he registered his career best Test score of 188 against the Kiwis. He fell away post that but chipped in with vital contributions against Australia. India depend a lot on him and it should be interesting to see how he adapts to changing batting styles in modern cricket.

Batting and Fielding Averages

MatInnsNoRunsHSAveBFSR100504s6sCtSt
Tests40689280918847.61528853.1291232023520
ODIS84822282211135.27358578.7132328431470
T20IS202023756120.83331113.2901326160
First-class10417521862626556.011515756.9129361068611070
List A1501476531718737.70--83854761740
Twenty2016115518416710330.413515118.5413342680700

Bowling Averages

MatInnsBallsRunsWktsAveEconSR4w5w10
Tests40 ----- -----
ODIS84 ----- -----
T20IS20 ----- -----
First-class104 9108750- 4.16-000
List A150 35351412.75 5.7713.25000
Twenty20161 16515.00 5.006.00000

Split by Team in Tests

MatInnsBARUBAAVSRHSHUFICTSTOVMADWIER
Australia917 260540.3356.641471370000
Bangladesh23 020869.3376.75980230000
England815 136225.8547.821031250000
New Zealand59 150963.6254.791882160000
South Africa610 247559.3749.5812722100000
Sri Lanka610 140745.2251.9713221180000
West Indies44 2243121.5046.55108*1130000

Split by Team in ODIs

MatInnsBARUBAAVSRHSHUFICTSTOVMADWIER
Australia1211 146946.9081.84890680000
Bangladesh66 016828.0071.79730230000
England2020 069034.5078.401061350000
New Zealand1010 019419.4067.125701100000
Pakistan33 0279.0043.54230030000
South Africa77 033447.7198.23870430000
Sri Lanka88 021627.0080.291111050000
West Indies1010 045445.4075.661031430000
Zimbabwe55 018136.2074.18630250000
Ireland11 133-117.8533*0020000
United Arab Emirates10 0-0.000000000
Afghanistan11 05656.0084.84560100000

Split by Team in T20Is

MatInnsBARUBAAVSRHSHUFICTSTOVMADWIER
Australia11 01919.00118.75190010000
England55 09118.20142.18610180000
Pakistan33 07023.33120.69420020000
South Africa11 03232.00106.66320000000
Sri Lanka55 17518.7591.46250020000
West Indies33 15125.50110.87400020000
Zimbabwe22 03718.50105.71330010000

Last 5 Matches in Tests

  • Batting
  • 17(48) v Sri Lanka on August 12, 2017
  • 132(222) v Sri Lanka on August 3, 2017
  • 57(130) v Sri Lanka on July 26, 2017
  • 23*(18) v Sri Lanka on July 26, 2017
  • 46(104) v Australia on March 25, 2017
  • 38*(27) v Australia on March 25, 2017
  • 14(33) v Australia on March 16, 2017
  • Bowling
  • DNB vs Sri Lanka on August 12, 2017
  • DNB vs Sri Lanka on August 3, 2017
  • DNB vs Sri Lanka on July 26, 2017
  • DNB vs Australia on March 25, 2017
  • DNB vs Australia on March 16, 2017

Last 5 Matches in ODIs

  • Batting
  • 61(74) v Australia on October 1, 2017
  • 53(66) v Australia on September 28, 2017
  • 70(76) v Australia on September 24, 2017
  • 55(64) v Australia on September 21, 2017
  • 5(15) v Australia on September 17, 2017
  • Bowling
  • DNB vs Australia on October 1, 2017
  • DNB vs Australia on September 28, 2017
  • DNB vs Australia on September 24, 2017
  • DNB vs Australia on September 21, 2017
  • DNB vs Australia on September 17, 2017

Last 5 Matches in T20Is

  • Batting
  • 4*(4) v West Indies on August 28, 2016
  • 7(7) v West Indies on August 27, 2016
  • 40(35) v West Indies on March 31, 2016
  • 0(1) v Pakistan on February 27, 2016
  • 22*(24) v Sri Lanka on February 14, 2016
  • Bowling
  • DNB vs West Indies on August 28, 2016
  • DNB vs West Indies on August 27, 2016
  • DNB vs West Indies on March 31, 2016
  • DNB vs Pakistan on February 27, 2016
  • DNB vs Sri Lanka on February 14, 2016

Team Rankings

RankTeamPointsRating
1 India 4493 125
2 South Africa 3395 110
3 England 4497 105
4 New Zealand 3114 97
5 Australia 3294 97
FULL Ranking