WTC Final: Ajinkya Rahane has returned after being away from international cricket for 15 months. Rahane will compete for India in the World Test Championship Final (WTC Final). The veteran batsman has been rewarded for his stellar performances in Ranji Trophy and IPL after being dropped from Team India in January 2022 due to poor performance. The current captain of Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and former India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni (Mahendra Singh Dhoni) played a key role in Rahane’s recovery.
Mahi showed confidence
Rahane was under a lot of stress after being dropped from the international team. His IPL 2022 performance was also quite disappointing. After this Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) decided to part ways with Rahane. He reduced his base price and joined the team in IPL for 50 lakhs.
One IPL club that has consistently favored experienced players is the Chennai Super Kings (CSK). Chennai bought Shane Watson when he was nearing the end of his playing career. Chennai added Robin Uthappa when no IPL franchise wanted to buy him. Rahane also joined this list. Players with a combination of youth and experience are essential for Mahendra Singh Dhoni. He consoled Rahane. The Mumbai player featured in international cricket for a long time while Mahi served as the captain. Dhoni was aware of his assets and limitations.
Now the Indian team has done wonders in Ranji Trophy
Rahane led Mumbai in the Ranji Trophy with 634 runs at 57.63 including two centuries. But his team could not reach the knockout round. After this he reached the operation base of Chennai Super Kings (CSK). Apart from Dhoni there, coaches Michael Hussey and Stephen Fleming worked on Rahane’s batting. Rahane was advised to play with impunity and be ready at all times.
Rahane was a member of the Chennai squad after two matches. Rahane announced his comeback by scoring an aggressive 61 against Mumbai Indians. After this he continued to play and scored 31, 37, 9 and 71 not out. He has scored 209 runs in five innings at an average of 52.25. His strike rate is 199.04. Rahane credited the captain (Mahendra Singh Dhoni) gave to
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Indian Squad for WTC Final
Rohit Sharma (captain), Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, KL Rahul, KS Bharat (wicketkeeper), Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Akshar Patel, Shardul Thakur, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj, Umesh Yadav and Jaydev Unadkat .