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3 ways NZ could get Ajinkya Rahane out in the WTC final

May 18, 2021

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Durba

Ajinkya Rahane is one of the best batsmen on the Indian national Test side. In 73 Test matches, Rahane has racked up an impressive 4583 runs in total. The 32-year-old has amassed 12 centuries and 23 fifties. Rahane will play a crucial role for India against New Zealand in the World Test Championship final. New Zealand’s bowlers will be eager to dismiss Rahane as soon as possible in the World Test Championship final. That said, here are 3 ways in which New Zealand could get Rahane out in the World Test Championship final:

3. Ajinkya Rahane is a poor player of the swing delivery

Rahane is one of the cleanest hitters of the ball on the Indian Test side. However, the 32-year-old has struggled against swing bowling in the Test format. New Zealand’s Trent Boult has dismissed Rahane three times in the Test format. New Zealand skipper Trent Boult will look to exploit Rahane’s weakness in the World Test Championship final. Rahane’s dismissal will do India no favors in the upcoming World Test Championship final.

2. Ajinkya Rahane’s struggles against Tim Southee in the Test format

New Zealand’s Tim Southee has got the better of Ajinkya Rahane on 4 occasions in the Test format. Rahane has struggled against slower deliveries in the longest format of the game. Tim Southee will look to get the better of Ajinkya Rahane once again in the upcoming World Test Championship final.

1. Introducing pace bowlers whenever Ajinkya Rahane comes to bat

Ajinkya Rahane is one of the best players of spin in the Test format. The fact that Rahane has only been dismissed 3 times by spin bowlers in the longest format of the game clearly highlights that. However, the 32-year-old has fallen victim to pace bowlers on quite a few occasions in the Test format. New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson will look to exploit Rahane’s weakness by introducing pace bowlers whenever he comes to bat.

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