AJINKYA RAHANE

  • IPL 8: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Rajasthan Royals tie abandoned due to rain 4 hours 26 minutes ago

    (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 Yesterday

    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 2 days ago

    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 4 days ago

    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 4 days ago

    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 5 days ago

    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 5 days ago

    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 6 days ago

    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...
  • Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane pave way for bright future: Mudassar Nazar February 28, 2015

    Mudassar Nazar was a pretty handy cricketer, more than bits-and-pieces but just short of a genuine allrounder. In a Pakistani line-up fill of glittering stroke makers, he provided the solidity - some would say extremely so - that encouraged the artists to bat around the artisan. In 76 Tests between...
  • ICC World Cup: Ajinkya Rahane is a monk with a bat February 25, 2015

    Perth: Ajinkya Rahane is an unlikely hero. Unlike many of his team-mates, flash is the last thing on his mind. He is not one of the in-your-face types; he is more understated and studied. See Ajinkya Rahane, and immediately you see serious. You see committed. You see determined. It's not...
  • World Cup: India have brought their A-game to the table, says Rohan Gavaskar February 24, 2015

    Rohan Gavaskar feels Team India were not switched on during the tri-series and thinks the team is back to their best. ...
  • ICC World Cup 2015: Flexibility is Rahane's key strength, says MS Dhoni February 23, 2015

    Perth: Indian cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni feels that talented Mumbai batsman Ajinkya Rahane is one player who has improved by leaps and bounds in recent times and is ready to don any hat for the team's cause. His 60-ball-79 against South Africa was equally important in the final context of...
  • ICC World Cup: When Melbourne turned into Mumbai and Mohali February 23, 2015

    This could so easily have been Mumbai or Mohali, given the sea of blue that drove the Indian team and the profusion of Indian flags across the vast expanse of the hugely populated stands. In reality, this was the Melbourne Cricket Ground, Australia's pride and joy, by a distance the...
  • World Cup Exclusive: India's fielding has won hearts February 23, 2015

    (Former India captain and chief selector Kris Srikkanth, IBN World Cup Cricket Expert, is contributing exclusively for IBNLive Sports. Catch him Live in pre- and post-match shows throughout the ICC World Cup 2015 only on CNN-IBN and IBN7) Not often you find fielding among the top three bullet points contributing to...
  • India have thrown a World Cup dare by hammering South Africa February 22, 2015

    There is a reason most of us compare cricket with life that is a great leveller, one of it being the great unpredictability that the sport offers in a matter of couple of hours where the fortunes of a side change at the drop of a hat. Never in the wildest...
  • Rahane made the difference in India's innings: Kris Srikkanth February 22, 2015

    India again lost wickets in heaps at the end of the innings but Dhawan and Rahane had already done the damage to take India to 307 against South Africa. ...
  • World Cup 2015: I am ready to bat at any position, says Rahane February 18, 2015

    Melbourne: He has taken guard in different positions and came at seven in India's latest World Cup victory against Pakistan but key batsman Ajinkya Rahane does not mind being shuffled in the batting order. 26-year-old Rahane, who has played 47 ODIs and 14 Tests, said that the batting technique remains the...
  • World Cup warm-up: Shikhar Dhawan glad to end run drought February 8, 2015

    Adelaide: India opener Shikhar Dhawan on Sunday expressed satisfaction to be back among runs ahead of the cricket World Cup after snapping his prolonged run drought with a fifty against Australia in their first warm-up game. In India's mammoth run-chase of 372, Dhawan looked confident and determined as he blasted five...
  • World Cup warm-up: Australia dominate India in 106-run win February 8, 2015

    Rapid centuries by Glenn Maxwell and David Warner lifted Australia to a 106-run win over India in a warm-up match on Sunday that built up their prospect for the World Cup while leaving India winless in the dry Australian summer. Maxwell slammed 122 from 57 balls before retiring and Warner hit...