Current Age: 29 years 144 days
Born: June 6, 1988, Ashwi-KD, Maharashtra
Playing Role: Top-order batsman
Batting Style: Right-hand bat
Bowling Style: Right-arm medium
Ajinkya Rahane’s Profile: Ajinkya Rahane is a top-order Mumbai batsman who, with 1089 runs in his second Ranji season, was a crucial factor in Mumbai's 38th title win. Only 11 players have scored 1000 runs in a single Ranji season, and that puts his effort in perspective. Rahane's progression to the Mumbai Ranji team was a natural one - he had represented them at all age levels, and was always seen as a prospective Mumbai player if not more. His bumper Ranji season followed an impressive showing in the 2007-08 Duleep Trophy, where he scored 172 against an England Lions attack that comprised Graham Onions, Monty Panesar, Steve Kirby and Liam Plunkett. That innings came after followers of Mumbai cricket had started to write him off as a a fine talent but fit only to make a swift 50. Two years later, he had shown they were way off.
Playing for Teams: India,India A,India Blue,India Emerging Players,India Under-19s,Mumbai,Mumbai Indians,Rajasthan Royals,Rising Pune Supergiants