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Ajinkya Rahane

Ajinkya Rahane
Full name Ajinkya Madhukar Rahane
Born June 6, 1988, Ashwi-KD,Maharashtra
Current age 30
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.


Ajinkya didn’t have the best of debuts but he put it past him and only in his third Test, Rahane scored fifties in both innings in Durban. He was often the man for India away from home in a crisis, he showed that in his maiden Test ton in New Zealand. 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 class in whites has never been in question ever since then.


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. His 79 against South Africa in the 2015 World Cup was particularly eye-catching. He has been in and out of the ODI side far too often for a player of his caliber.


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.


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. Once Rajasthan returned to the League after a 2-year hiatus, Rahane was once again roped in and also made the captain after Steven Smith’s involvement in the infamous sandpaper gate.

Batting and Fielding Averages

MatInnsNoRunsHSAveBFSR100504s6sCtSt
Tests52889327118841.40642450.9191537123670
ODIS90873296211135.26376778.6332429333480
T20IS202023756120.83331113.2901326160
First-class11920121927926551.551676655.3429391145611250
List A1631599576018738.40--94058167780
Twenty2017616919453710330.243828118.5213446585740

Bowling Averages

MatInnsBallsRunsWktsAveEconSR4w5w10
Tests52 ----- -----
ODIS90 ----- -----
T20IS20 ----- -----
First-class119 9108750- 4.16-000
List A163 35351412.75 5.7713.25000
Twenty20176 16515.00 5.006.00000

Split by Team in Tests

MatInnsBARUBAAVSRHSHUFICTSTOVMADWIER
Australia917 260540.3356.641471370000
Bangladesh23 020869.3376.75980230000
England1325 161925.7944.341031490000
New Zealand59 150963.6254.791882160000
South Africa712 253253.2050.5212722120000
Sri Lanka915 142430.2849.0113221230000
West Indies66 236491.0045.67108*1260000
Afghanistan11 01010.0022.22100010000

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 Africa1312 147443.0990.80870540000
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
  • 80(183) v West Indies on October 12, 2018
  • DNB v West Indies on October 12, 2018
  • 41(92) v West Indies on October 4, 2018
  • 0(8) v England on September 7, 2018
  • 37(106) v England on September 7, 2018
  • 11(14) v England on August 30, 2018
  • 51(159) v England on August 30, 2018
  • 81(131) v England on August 18, 2018
  • 29(94) v England on August 18, 2018
  • Bowling
  • DNB vs West Indies on October 12, 2018
  • DNB vs West Indies on October 4, 2018
  • DNB vs England on September 7, 2018
  • DNB vs England on August 30, 2018
  • DNB vs England on August 18, 2018

Last 5 Matches in ODIs

  • Batting
  • 34*(50) v South Africa on February 16, 2018
  • 8(18) v South Africa on February 13, 2018
  • 8(15) v South Africa on February 10, 2018
  • 11(13) v South Africa on February 7, 2018
  • DNB v South Africa on February 4, 2018
  • Bowling
  • DNB vs South Africa on February 16, 2018
  • DNB vs South Africa on February 13, 2018
  • DNB vs South Africa on February 10, 2018
  • DNB vs South Africa on February 7, 2018
  • DNB vs South Africa on February 4, 2018

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 4397 116
2 South Africa 3712 106
3 England 4722 105
4 New Zealand 2354 102
5 Australia 3663 102
FULL Ranking