Rahane was also the ‘Man-of-the-Series’ in the ODI series against the West Indies but was selected to play just one game in the series against Sri Lanka.
The Virat Kohli-led Team India thrashed visitors Australia 4-1 in the five-match ODI series and now, a confident Indian unit will aim to extend their dominance over the Aussies in the three-match T20I series starting in Ranchi on Saturday.
Australia suffered a massive scare ahead of the first T20I against hosts India as skipper Steve Smith sustained a minor shoulder injury during practice in Ranchi, on Thursday.
Despite missing influential players such as Alvaro Morata, Andres Iniesta and Dani Carvajal through injury, the 2010 world champions looked as irresistible as in their 3-0 win over Italy last month, scoring three times in the space of 11 minutes.
Without Gareth Bale, Wales produced a disciplined performance against a tricky Georgian side who drew 1-1 in Cardiff – one of five draws for Coleman’s team.
Sitting sixth, Argentina now almost certainly need to win their final pool game away to Ecuador or miss out entirely on the global footballing showpiece, a prospect that had newspapers in the country retching with horror.