Statement of intent
Back in the domestic circuit, the right-hander, however, he continued to bat one-drop for his state team despite Mumbai never having found a stable partner for Wasim Jaffer. But just when the youngster thought he had finally settled down at a number in the batting order, Rahaneís quest to finding his true identity was thrown into further turmoil as he was roped in for the Test series against England as a reserve middle-order batsman. And now he is vying for a spot in the middle order, at No.6 in the Indian Test team.
One of Rahaneís competitors for the middle order slot provided a timely reminder of his credentials with a stirring century in the Irani Cup on Thursday. And Suresh Raina couldnít have picked a better time either-with the squad for the Australian series to be picked at the conclusion of this match-to showcase his stroke-play along with a few ironed out attributes.
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