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ICC World T20 2014: Ajinkya Rahane incorporating baseball methods to succeed

Ajnikya Rahane is yet to make his mark for India in T20Is © AFP
Ajnikya Rahane is yet to make his mark for India in T20Is © AFP

Mar 14, 2014

After proving his worth in the Indian Premier League (IPL), Indian middle-order batsman, Ajinkya Rahane is looking to make his mark in ICC World T20 2014. He has even taken a few tips from his coach and mentor, Pravin Amre. India though, have a fine middle-order with players like Yuvraj Singh and Suresh Raina coming back into the setup and it won’t be easy for Rahane to break into a strong middle-order.

Amre, Rahane’s mentor over the years has given him valuable tips by asking him to incorporate baseball techniques to get more power into his batting.

Amre said, “The pitches in Bangladesh are on the slower side. You need to generate more power in your strokes. I have trained him to try and do that. In T20 power hitting matters. I have told him to use his entire core to hit the ball,” as reported by Asian Age.

He continued, “Players can generate a lot of force in their strokes with a rounded bat in baseball and I thought why not implement that hitting technique. So I experimented and tried it myself.”

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Rahane has essayed one fifty in his brief Twenty20 International (T20I) career and still hasn’t made his mark. Amre though said, “He has been in good form and he is ready to contribute in T20s. Though he hasn’t played any international game in the shortest format recently, he had a good 2013 Champions League T20 in which he walked away with the Golden Bat award.”

Amre concluded by saying, “We have also worked on the mindset for the past four days. How he will approach the game if he is opening, or what will be his mindset when he is batting lower the order or when there is a six to be hit off the last ball.”

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