Detail of action: Ajinkya Rahane, right-handed batsman of Indian cricket team


Detail of action Ajinkya Rahane, right-handed batsman of Indian cricket team

  • Age: 26
  • Height: 5’5”
  • Job: Right-handed batsman
  • Debut: England vs India at Chester-le-Street, 2011
  • Matches: 46
  • Average: 30.57
  • Strike rate: 76.57
  • Fifties: 8
  • Hundreds: 2

Attitude: Rahane is a bit of Jekyll & Hyde character. While he tempers his game beautifully in Tests, he tends to rush things needlessly in fifty over format.

Capability: Has a game in place for any kind of wicket. Is a connoisseur’s delight with his all round stroke-play and a compact defence.

What it takes: He’s the best hooker in the Indian team and equally adept at playing inside-out drives off pacers and spinners.

Jersey number: 27, has stuck to the number since 2010.

His importance: Much like his mentor Rahul Dravid, Rahane brings in a sense of calmness in the middle and the young overly aggressive team has benefited from his presence. He’s a terrific fielder inside the ring and agile out of it.



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