AJINKYA RAHANE

  • Rahane, Smith: two key contributors to RR's success in IPL 8 Yesterday

    The two Rajasthan Royals batsmen talked to CNN-IBN stating their happiness in contributing to the team's success this season. ...
  • IPL 8: Rajasthan Royals lucky to have Ajinkya Rahane, says James Faulkner 2 days ago

    Mumbai: Australian all-rounder James Faulkner has praised his Rajasthan Royals (RR) teammate Ajinkya Rahane, saying the franchise is lucky to have him in the squad. Rahane has been in rollicking form this season in the Indian Premier League (IPL), amassing 430 runs from 10 matches so far. His scintillating unbeaten 91 against...
  • IPL 8: I played my natural game against Delhi Daredevils, says Ajinkya Rahane 2 days ago

    Mumbai: Left sleepless the last time he played a bad shot against Mumbai Indians, in-form Rajasthan Royals batsman Ajinkya Rahane was desperate to set the record straight which helped him notch up the sublime 91-run knock in an IPL match here. "I was really hurt when I got out (for 16...
  • IPL 8: All-round Rajasthan Royals beat Delhi Daredevils by 14 runs 3 days ago

    Mumbai: When Ajinkya Rahane takes guard, he brings with him a serene beauty. Whether in the cauldron of Test cricket, the middle ground of One-Day Internationals or the hurly-burly of Twenty20, Rahane remains unruffled. Even when he's smashing his way to 91 not out off just 54 balls. Even when he's...
  • IPL 8: Ajinkya Rahane feels Rajasthan Royals will be at 'home' in Mumbai 3 days ago

    Until 2013, a 'home' match for Rajasthan Royals automatically meant the side entered the field with 20% added to whatever bat and ball skills their playing XI had. At the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur, the Royals made it their business to know what every tiny gust of wind would...
  • IPL 8: Ajinkya Rahane credits mental aspect for success 4 days ago

    Mumbai: Ajinkya Rahane on Saturday credited his mental preparation as the key to his success in Tests, ODIs and the ongoing Indian Premier League, in which he is the leading run-getter till date. "It's about mental adjustment as the technique remains the same. I focus on my mental aspect. It's important...
  • IPL 8: McClenaghan, Rayudu star as Mumbai Indians beat Rajasthan Royals by 8 runs 5 days ago

    Mumbai: Mitchell McClenaghan grabbed two crucial wickets in as many balls as Mumbai Indians pulled off an exciting eight-run victory over Rajasthan Royals in their Indian Premier League match on Friday. Chasing a stiff target of 188 set by Mumbai Indians, wicketkeeper Sanju Samson cracked a brilliant 76 in 46 balls...
  • As it happened: Mumbai Indians vs Rajasthan Royals, IPL 8, Match 32 5 days ago

    (For Live blog, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Well-rested and rejuvenated Mumbai Indians would seek to turn the tables on travel-weary Rajasthan Royals when the two former champions cross swords in the Indian Premier League cricket contest at the Wankhede Stadium here on Friday. MI had lost to RR...
  • As it happened: Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Rajasthan Royals, IPL 8, Match 29 1 week ago

    (For Live blog, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Humiliated in their previous face-off this season, Rajasthan Royals will be desperate to seek revenge against a resurgent Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian Premier League on Wednesday. In the earlier meeting between the two teams last week, RCB mauled Rajasthan...
  • IPL 8: Rajasthan Royals seek revenge against Royal Challengers Bangalore 1 week ago

    Bengaluru: Humiliated in their previous face-off this season, Rajasthan Royals will be desperate to seek revenge against a resurgent Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian Premier League on Wednesday. In the earlier meeting between the two teams last week, RCB mauled Rajasthan Royals by nine wickets with 23 balls to spare...
  • I am inspired and determined to do well: Ajinkya Rahane April 28, 2015

    Ajinkya Rahane was delighted at being named one of the six Wisden India Cricketers of the Year for 2015. Rahane is a part of the list that includes Mithali Raj, the India women's captain , Rishi Dhawan, Angelo Mathews, Umar Akmal and Mominul Haque. "It means a lot to me. It's...
  • Ajinkya Rahane has a perfect technique: Ajit Wadekar April 27, 2015

    Ajit Wadekar, the former India captain, singled out Ajinkya Rahane as probably the only batsman whose technique comes closest to what can be called perfect even in Twenty20 cricket. Rahane has always impressed the purists with his technique and temperament, scoring Test centuries in New Zealand, England and Australia, and narrowly...
  • As it happened: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Rajasthan Royals April 26, 2015

    (For Live blog, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Defending champions Kolkata Knight Riders will be in a tight corner without their 'mystery spinner' Sunil Narine, reported for chucking, as they gear up to face Rajasthan Royals on Sunday. The Royals will also be keen to return to winning ways...
  • Ajinkya Rahane comes closest to technical perfection in IPL: Ajit Wadekar April 25, 2015

    Mumbai: Former India captain Ajit Wadekar feels that Ajinkya Rahane is probably the one Indian batsman whose technique comes closest to what can be called perfect even in the slam-bang T20 IPL cricket. "In IPL, it is very difficult to see a technically correct batsman. But, the only person who comes...
  • As it happened: Rajasthan Royals vs Royal Challengers Bangalore, IPL 8, Match 22 April 24, 2015

    For LIVE Blog, scroll down to bottom of the page Pushed to the bottom of the heap after three successive losses, it would take an extraordinary performance from Royal Challengers Bangalore to get the better of table-toppers Rajasthan Royals. With five wins from six matches, Rajasthan are sitting pretty at the top...
  • IPL 8: Watson and I complement each other very well, says Rahane April 22, 2015

    Ajinkya Rahane's good run for Rajasthan Royals in the Indian Premier League continued as he once again stitched a good opening stand with Shane Watson against a formidable Kings XI Punjab attack on Tuesday. The stand, however, was not enough for the Royals to go over the line but it...
  • IPL 2015: Kings XI Punjab edge past Rajasthan Royals in Super Over April 21, 2015

    In one of the most pulsating Super Over contests, a first in this edition of Indian Premier League cricket tournament, Kings XI Punjab edged out Rajasthan Royals to hand them their first defeat after five straight wins. After both teams were locked at 191, KXIP scored 15 as Shaun Marsh belted...
  • As it happened: Kings XI Punjab vs Rajasthan Royals, IPL 8, Match 18 April 21, 2015

    For LIVE Blog, scroll down to bottom of the page A struggling Kings XI Punjab will have to pull out all stops against the sole unbeaten side, Rajasthan Royals, when the two teams clash in an Indian Premier League match. Rajasthan Royals have successfully dealt with all the challenges thrown at them...
  • IPL 2015: Kings XI Punjab seek revival against ruthless Rajasthan Royals April 21, 2015

    Ahmedabad: A struggling Kings XI Punjab will have to pull out all stops against the sole unbeaten side, Rajasthan Royals, when the two teams clash in an Indian Premier League match here on Tuesday. Rajasthan Royals have successfully dealt with all the challenges thrown at them in the five games they...
  • IPL 2015: I am enjoying my batting, feels Ajinkya Rahane April 19, 2015

    Ahmedabad: Adjudged Man-of-the-Match for his splendid knock, Rajasthan Royals' (RR) opener Ajinkya Rahane on Sunday said he was just "enjoying" his stay at the crease. Rahane was unbeaten on 76 from 55 balls as he caressed the Chennai Super Kings bowlers with ease to the ropes in an Indian Premier League...
  • IPL 8: RR make it 4 in a row with 6-wicket win against SRH in last ball finish April 16, 2015

    Visakhapatnam: Riding on Ajinkya Rahane's fifty Rajasthan Royals beat SunRisers Hyderabad by 6 wickets to notch up their fourth consecutive win in this edition of the IPL cricket tournament here today. Chasing a modest 128 for a win, the table-toppers made heavy weather of the run chase, achieving the target on...
  • As it happened: Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Rajasthan Royals, IPL 8, Match 11 April 16, 2015

    (For Live blog, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Looking to keep their winning run intact, IPL table-toppers Rajasthan Royals face a stern Sunrisers Hyderabad test in their fourth match of the Twenty20 cricket league. If RR have have been unbeaten in their three games so far, then the David...
  • IPL 8: Confident Rajasthan Royals face stern Sunrisers Hyderabad test April 16, 2015

    Visakhapatnam: Looking to keep their winning run intact, IPL table-toppers Rajasthan Royals (RR) face a stern Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) test in their fourth match of the Twenty20 cricket league, here on Thursday. If RR have have been unbeaten in their three games so far, then the David Warner-led SRH have had...
  • IPL 8: Smith, Rahane take Rajasthan Royals to 7-wicket win over Mumbai Indians April 14, 2015

    Ahmedabad: Skipper Steve Smith struck his maiden IPL half-century as the young Australian led Rajasthan Royals to a comfortable seven-wicket win over Mumbai Indians in their IPL cricket match, here on Tuesday. It was Royals' third consecutive win while Mumbai suffered their third defeat in a row. Chasing a challenging 165...
  • As it happened: Rajasthan vs Mumbai, IPL 8, Match 9 April 14, 2015

    (For Live blog, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Buoyed by their thrilling last-ball win against Delhi Daredevils, a confident Rajasthan Royals will take on a beleaguered Mumbai Indians in an Indian Premier League cricket encounter. Having won their first two matches on the road, the Steven Smith-led side will...
  • IPL 2015: Ajinkya Rahane happy with his form, praises Hooda April 13, 2015

    Rajasthan Royals clinched a three-wicket victory in a thrilling encounter against the Delhi Daredevils on Sunday. Ajinkya Rahane was the man who anchored the innings with a solid knock of 47. Delhi set the Royals a target of 185 and RR had to hold their nerve but in the end...
  • IPL 8: Delhi Daredevils hope to get lucky against Rajasthan Royals April 12, 2015

    New Delhi: Hoping to end their 10-match losing streak in the IPL cricket tournament, Delhi Daredevils will look to turn their fortunes around on home turf when they take on an upbeat Rajasthan Royals at the Feroz Shah Kotla here on Sunday. Notwithstanding their one-run opening game loss to Chennai Super...
  • IPL 8: Modest Ajinkya Rahane has plenty of fight April 4, 2015

    Ajinkya Rahane is that sensible friend in a group who ensures that everyone gets home safely after a celebratory night out. The Indian team relies on him, and he delivers pretty often. But consider this: a little over a year ago, Rahane was trying to find his feet in the...
  • World Cup: Rahane has best technique among Indian batsmen, says Michael Vaughan March 24, 2015

    Sydney: Former England captain Michael Vaughan says that Ajinkya Rahane has the best technique among Indians and the youngster will be one of the premier willow wielders in world cricket in the next four to five years. "Indian team has a wonderful array of batsmen, who have been there and done...