New Delhi: Ajinkya Rahane is the only Indian batsman who has shown consistency with the willow of late.
As far as the longest format is concerned, the technically sound batsman has proved his credentials. He has scored runs not only in sub-continent but overseas as well.
The best quality the Mumbai batsman possesses is that he plays spinners and fast bowlers equally well.
It's hard to find a fault in his compact technique. The 27-year-old score runs fluently all around the ground with ease. The cool and composed batsman has a knack of playing big knocks once he gets a start.
However, most of the times, the right-hander comes in to bat at number five or below, and often has to bat alongside tail-enders.
At a time when Indian top order is consistently inconsistent, skipper Virat Kohli and team management should promote Rahane up the order to play an sheet-anchor role.
Especially when the management has decided that five-bowler strategy is the way forward, Rahane should be part of the top-order to lead the side with examples. At the moment, it feels as if he is an underutilised batsman in the team as he could do wonders if promoted in the batting order.