- 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.