Rahane targets India ODI return following Delhi Capitals move

Batsman ready for new IPL season

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Test vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane hopes to force his way back into India’s ODI squad after his switch to Delhi Capitals in the IPL.

Rahane moved from Rajasthan Royals during the IPL transfer window with a swap for spinning pair Mayank Markande and Rahul Tewatia. He captained RR to the play-offs in 2018 but was replaced mid-season by Australian Steve Smith in 2019.

The 31-year-old is not ruling out a limited-overs return for his country, especially if he can help Delhi to IPL success.

Latest IPL 2020 Odds

IPL Team Winner Odds
Mumbai Indians 5.0
Hyderabad Sunrisers 5.5
Chennai Super Kings 5.5
Delhi Captials 7.0
Kolkata Knight Riders 8.0
Royal Challengers Bangalore 8.0
Rajasthan Royals 10.0
Kings XI Punjab 11.0

 

Rahane ambitious for limit-overs return with India 

Rahane thinks it may be possible for him to force his way into the team even before the IPL gets underway. That’s despite the fact he missed out on India’s World Cup squad.

“In the last two years, I don’t like to tell people that my record is good but yes the fact is, my record is good. Cricket is a funny game and anything can happen. I definitely hope to come back into the ODI team,” Rahane told PTI.

“After New Zealand, there are many tournaments coming up. Before IPL, there is a limited-overs series.

“So now I am in a very good mind space. Whatever happened earlier is gone. Now I have to focus on upcoming things.”

Where have the Delhi Capitals finished in each IPL season?

Year Position
2008 4th
2009 3rd
2010 5th
2011 10th
2012 3rd
2013 9th
2014 8th
2015 7th
2016 6th
2017 6th
2018 8th
2019 3rd

 


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