MS Dhoni Was Consulted Before Picking Ajinkya Rahane In India Squad For WTC 2023 Final, Says Report

After a brilliant Ranji Trophy season where Rahane smashed 634 runs in 7 matches, he has carried his form to IPL where he has struck 209 runs in 5 matches at strike rate of nearly 200.

Arora Shivani
Published on: 27 April 2023 3:37 PM GMT
MS Dhoni Was Consulted Before Picking Ajinkya Rahane In India Squad For WTC 2023 Final, Says Report
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Chennai Super Kings (CSK) batter Ajinkya Rahane has been in superb form in IPL 2023. The Mumbai-born batter has smashed 209 runs in 5 games so far in the T20 league. But what has stood out is his strike rate of 199.04. Rahane has completed two fifties this season as well, becoming the surprise package from the Super Kings camp. The 34-year-old was picked by the BCCI selectors in India squad, a few days ago, for the final of the World Test Championships, which is to be played at The Oval in London in June vs Australia. The selection had a lot to do with Rahane's runs in IPL as well as domestic cricket.

Dhoni played a role in Rahane's selection

Rahane's selection in India Test squad has raised many eyebrows as well. The critics believe that instead of Rahane, someone like Sarfaraz Khan was a better choice. As per a report in Times of India, the return of Rahane into the national side may have to do with MS Dhoni. The report states that MS Dhoni's inputs were taken by the Indian team management and selection committee before recalling Rahane for the WTC Final.

Rahane's domestic run

For the uninitiated, Rahane slammed 634 runs in just 7 Ranji Trophy matches and the runs came at a healthy average pf 57. He backed it with with a super show in the ongoing IPL where more than his runs, his new-born aggression is something that has impressed everybody, not least the selectors.

Arora Shivani

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