Ajinkya Rahane Captaincy Records in Test, ODI, T20I and IPL

Ajinkya Rahane impressed everyone as a skipper whenever he got an opportunity to lead the side.

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One of the sweetest timers of the ball in modern-day cricket, Ajinkya Rahane has contributed for team India in a big way with his elegant stroke play and placement. The right-hander has been the crisis man for India all these years and continues to impress when required. His on-field calm temperament has been beneficial during pressure situations. The 35-year-old has showcased he can adapt to conditions quickly which has enabled him to score in India as well as overseas conditions.

Apart from his batting, Rahane has been a clever skipper. His captaincy looked impressive whenever he led the team. After being out of the team for more than a year Rahane made a fine comeback with his batting in the recently concluded World Test Championship final. Rahane has been appointed vice-captain for the upcoming West Indies tour.

In this piece, we will discuss his captaincy records in detail. The right-hander has been gutsy with his bowling changes as well as field placements. His calm temperament and his ability to back his teammates and show confidence in them are vital features of his captaincy.

Ajinkya Rahane Test Captaincy Record

As a skipper, Rahane’s sweetest of victories came against Australia in Australia when India won the test series with a 2-1 scoreline during the 2020-21 series. It would be remembered amongst the most memorable wins for team India overseas. Altogether under Rahane’s captaincy India has played 6 tests, winning 4 and 2 ending in a draw. He made his captaincy debut against Australia in 2017 in Dharamshala. He was also the skipper when Afghanistan played its first-ever test in 2018 in Bengaluru.

Number Of matches played6
Matches won4
Matches lost
Draws2
Winning percentage66.67%

Ajinkya Rahane ODI Captaincy record

During India’s tour of Zimbabwe in 2015, Rahane was the captain. The 35-year-old performed well as a captain winning 3 out of 3 matches in the ODI series. The right-hander performed impressively with the bat as well.

Number Of matches played3
Matches won3
Matches lost
Draws
Winning percentage100%

Ajinkya Rahane T20I Captaincy record

During India’s tour of Zimbabwe in 2015, Rahane was the captain of the T20 side as well. The Mumbai-born won 1 match as skipper and lost 1 in a two-match T20I series. His winning percentage as a T20I skipper is 50%.

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Number Of matches played2
Matches won1
Matches lost1
Draws
Winning percentage50%

Ajinkya Rahane IPL Captaincy record

Rahane was the skipper of Rajasthan Royals during the 2018 and 2019 IPL seasons. Under his leadership, the Royals finished at the 4 and 7th place respectively in both seasons. During the 2018 season his captaincy was praised by many. His winning percentage as skipper in the IPL is 37.5 %.

Number Of matches played24
Matches won9
Matches lost15
Draws
Winning percentage37.5%

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