A recall for Raina, a punt on Pandya

Rahane's top-order chance Since Ajinkya Rahane's ODI career received an unexpected second wind last year, he has scored 500 runs in 12 matches at an average of 45.45.

After struggling to make the XI in the preceding tour of Bangladesh, Rahane has since firmed up his place in the middle order - five of his six fifties during this period have come from No.

Despite his success in the middle order - a position where Dhoni once felt Rahane couldn't rotate strike efficiently from, especially on slow pitches - it is at the top that he truly belongs as his IPL record illustrates.

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