[caption id="attachment_745016" align="alignnone" width="628"]<a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/ajinkya-rahane1.jpg"><img class="size-full wp-image-745016" alt="Ajinkya Rahane" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/ajinkya-rahane1.jpg" width="628" height="355" /></a> Ajinkya Rahane (IANS Photo)[/caption] <p></p> <p></p><a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/ajinkya-rahane/">Ajinkya Rahane</a> is reportedly gearing up to turn out for <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/mumbai/">Mumbai</a> in the <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/vijay-hazare-trophy-2018-19">Vijay Hazare Trophy</a> that gets underway from September 19. <p></p> <p></p>Rahane is expected to feature in the first four matches of the domestic one-day tournament in order to return to form as he hopes to keep himself on selector's radar for next year's World Cup in England. <p></p> <p></p>The 30-year-old middle order batsman endured a poor England Test series where he averaged 25.70 across five Tests, scoring 257 runs with two half-centuries. He was also overlooked for the 16-man India squad for the Asia Cup 2018 that starts from September 15 in UAE. <p></p> <p></p>"The selectors, led by former India allrounder Ajit Agarkar, will pick the team on Wednesday," <em>The Times of India</em> quoted a source as saying on Wednesday. <p></p> <p></p>The source further added, "Besides recovering form, Rahane would have another reason to play in this tournament despite having just taken part in a gruelling series a few runs here may just help him stay in fray for a spot in India s team for the World Cup in England next year." <p></p> <p></p>Rahane has an experience of 156 List A matches in which he has scored 5457 runs at 37.63 including eight centuries and 39 half-centuries. <p></p> <p></p>He last played an ODI for India during the South Africa tour earlier this year and was dropped for the three-ODI series against England that preceded the Test series. <p></p> <p></p>Mumbai will face Baroda in their Vijay Hazare opener in Alur on September 19.