Ajinkya Rahane’s Incredible IPL Form in 2023
After a disappointing IPL season last year, Chennai Super Kings’ Ajinkya Rahane has been in tremendous form in the 2023 edition of the Indian Premier League. The right-handed batsman was bought at his base price of INR 50 Lakh and was not a part of the initial Playing XI. However, he has now grabbed the opportunity with both hands and is making the most of it.
In five matches so far, Rahane has scored 209 runs at an average of 52.25, with an impressive strike-rate of 199.04. He has 18 boundaries and 11 sixes to his credit in the tournament, and was recently awarded the Man of the Match for his unbeaten knock of 71* (29) against Kolkata Knight Riders. Rahane expressed his confidence in doing even better in the tournament.
Ajinkya Rahane vs Rajasthan Royals
Rahane has been a part of the Rajasthan Royals for the majority of his IPL career. He has played just four matches against his former side, scoring 44 runs at an average of 11.00 and a strike-rate of 102.33. Rajasthan’s current bowling lineup is one of the best in their history and the pitch in Jaipur is renowned for being difficult to score on. It will be an interesting battle between the RR bowlers and Chennai’s number three.
Ajinkya Rahane’s Record at Sawai Mansingh Stadium
Rahane has a great record at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur. He is the highest run-scorer in T20 history at this ground, having scored 1,100 runs in IPL at an average of 39.29 with the help of one century and seven half-centuries. In overall T20s, Rahane has scored 1323 runs in Jaipur at an average of 41.34, with 149 boundaries and 20 sixes. He will be looking to replicate his past performances when he takes the field tonight.
Ajinkya Rahane has been in scintillating form in the 2023 IPL and will be looking to continue his good run against his former side, Rajasthan Royals. He has a great record at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium and will be looking to add to his already impressive tally. It will be an exciting match to watch as Rahane takes on the RR bowling attack.