Ajinkya Rahane

Competing for middle-order slot excites me: Shreyas Iyer

Competing for middle-order slot excites me: Shreyas Iyer

With 16 months left for the World Cup, India have a couple of middle-order slots still up for grabs and Shreyas Iyer sees this as an "opportunity" as he tries to make a case for himself in the coming days.

Feb 19, 2018, 19:54 PM IST
India vs South Africa: Why Rohit Sharma had a quiet celebration after his century

India vs South Africa: Why Rohit Sharma had a quiet celebration after his century

India opener Rohit Sharma revealed the reason for his quiet celebration despite having slammed a century in the fifth one-day international (ODI) against South Africa here on Tuesday.

Feb 14, 2018, 17:53 PM IST
Rohit Sharma ends South Africa jinx but run-outs blemish it

Rohit Sharma ends South Africa jinx but run-outs blemish it

The Indian opener ended his poor run of scores on SA tour with 115 in the fifth ODI on Tuesday but during the course of his stay was guilty of getting Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane run out. 

Feb 13, 2018, 22:03 PM IST
Virat Kohli's indifference turns to love for Ajinkya Rahane

Virat Kohli's indifference turns to love for Ajinkya Rahane

Love or hate, everything is a question of time. The Kohli-Rahane saga will vouch for that. 

Feb 02, 2018, 16:13 PM IST
India vs South Africa, 1st ODI: Virat Kohli hails 'top-class' Ajinkya Rahane after easy Durban win

India vs South Africa, 1st ODI: Virat Kohli hails 'top-class' Ajinkya Rahane after easy Durban win

India captain Virat Kohli on Thursday said that the six-wicket victory in the first one-dayer against South Africa will give his side the momentum in the remainder of the six-match series.

Feb 02, 2018, 13:03 PM IST
India vs South Africa, 1st ODI: Virat Kohli's 33rd ton breaks Durban jinx as tourists lead 1-0

India vs South Africa, 1st ODI: Virat Kohli's 33rd ton breaks Durban jinx as tourists lead 1-0

Centurion Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane shared a record partnership to take India to a 1-0 lead in the six-ODI series with a six-wicket win against South Africa at Durban on Thursday. 

Feb 02, 2018, 00:11 AM IST
Ajinkya Rahane most likely No. 4 for World Cup: Virat Kohli

Ajinkya Rahane most likely No. 4 for World Cup: Virat Kohli

On the eve of the first ODI against South Africa here on Thursday, India captain Virat Kohli said experimentation in the middle order will continue for some more time, though the conditions make Ajinkya Rahane a strong No. 4 candidate for the World Cup in England next year.

Jan 31, 2018, 20:18 PM IST
India vs South Africa, 3rd Test, Day 3: India will back themselves on 'dangerous' pitch at Wanderers

India vs South Africa, 3rd Test, Day 3: India will back themselves on 'dangerous' pitch at Wanderers

It's anyone's game after Day 3 of the third and final Test between India and South Africa at Johannesburg's Wanderers Stadium on Friday. 

Jan 26, 2018, 21:10 PM IST
India vs South Africa: Ravi Shastri plays 'current form' song again in Rahane-or-Rohit debate

India vs South Africa: Ravi Shastri plays 'current form' song again in Rahane-or-Rohit debate

India coach Ravi Shastri on Monday defended the team management's decision to leave out Ajinkya Rahane from the first two Tests in South Africa, saying Rohit Sharma was the best option going by form.

Jan 22, 2018, 19:14 PM IST
India vs South Africa: Wounded India gets back to training for third Test

India vs South Africa: Wounded India gets back to training for third Test

Looking to salvage pride in the third Test beginning on Wednesday, team India got down to business at the Wanderers on Sunday with a practice session that lasted just under four hours.

Jan 21, 2018, 20:13 PM IST
India in South Africa: Virat Kohli's Bhuvneshwar theory reeks of bias

India in South Africa: Virat Kohli's Bhuvneshwar theory reeks of bias

If Rohit gets a Test nod ahead of vice-captain Rahane based on current form, then why was that criterion overlooked when Kohli and Shastri decided to replace Bhuvneshwar with Ishant in the eleven for the second Test against SA?

Jan 13, 2018, 17:30 PM IST
India vs South Africa, 2nd Test: Kepler Wessels shows soft corner for Ajinkya Rahane, backs Virat Kohli to come good on bouncy wickets soon

India vs South Africa, 2nd Test: Kepler Wessels shows soft corner for Ajinkya Rahane, backs Virat Kohli to come good on bouncy wickets soon

Former South Africa captain Kepler Wessels has revealed that he was surprised to see Ajinkya Rahane out of the Indian team for the first Test in Cape Town against South Africa that the visitors lost by 72 runs after an abominable batting performance in the match.

Jan 12, 2018, 17:22 PM IST
India v South Africa, 2nd Test, Centurion: India need to exorcise Cape Town ghosts quickly

India v South Africa, 2nd Test, Centurion: India need to exorcise Cape Town ghosts quickly

The Indian team has had just four days to mend their hearts from the 72-run crushing defeat they suffered on Monday at the hands of South Africa in the first Test.

Jan 12, 2018, 15:16 PM IST
India in South Africa: Ignored Ajinkya Rahane, KL Rahul train at Newlands as South Africa coach fires pace warning

India in South Africa: Ignored Ajinkya Rahane, KL Rahul train at Newlands as South Africa coach fires pace warning

The ignored trio of KL Rahul, Ajinkya Rahane and Ishant Sharma were part of an optional practice session at Newlands, even as South Africa coach Ottis Gibson warned they would continue to torment India with pace.

Jan 09, 2018, 19:30 PM IST
Rohit Sharma's 'home' form preferred over Ajinkya Rahane's 'overseas' record, confirms Virat Kohli

Rohit Sharma's 'home' form preferred over Ajinkya Rahane's 'overseas' record, confirms Virat Kohli

India captain Virat Kohli has defended the selection of Rohit Sharma in the first Test against South Africa, saying he was picked ahead of Ajinkya Rahane on current form.

Jan 09, 2018, 13:10 PM IST
India in South Africa: Virat Kohli leaves out Ajinkya Rahane for first Test, Twitter in disbelief

India in South Africa: Virat Kohli leaves out Ajinkya Rahane for first Test, Twitter in disbelief

In an unexpected team selection for the opening Test in South Africa, the Indian think-tank of captain Kohli and chief coach Shastri left vice-captain and middle-order batsman Rahane out of the eleven. 

Jan 05, 2018, 17:28 PM IST
Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja need to change their style in South Africa: Ajinkya Rahane

Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja need to change their style in South Africa: Ajinkya Rahane

Ajinkya Rahane is confident that senior spinners Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja will be able to change their style of bowling that suits South African pitches during their upcoming tour

Dec 28, 2017, 19:27 PM IST
India has a good chance to win the South Africa Test series, feels Ajinkya Rahane

India has a good chance to win the South Africa Test series, feels Ajinkya Rahane

India will play three Tests, six One-Day Internationals and three Twenty20 Internationals in South Africa.

Dec 26, 2017, 21:10 PM IST
'Ajinkya Rahane will deliver,' feels former India batsman Praveen Amre

'Ajinkya Rahane will deliver,' feels former India batsman Praveen Amre

Amre who has been Rahane's childhood coach, says it is also his to figure out which are the areas in his batting that needs improvement.

Dec 21, 2017, 20:21 PM IST
For team management Ajinkya Rahane is opening batsman, says Rohit Sharma

For team management Ajinkya Rahane is opening batsman, says Rohit Sharma

His technique against pacers was solely missed on a seaming track here and India stand-in- skipper Rohit Sharma admitted that accommodating Ajinkya Rahane was tough as he is considered a specialist opening batsman in the 50-over format by the team management.

Dec 10, 2017, 19:54 PM IST