Suresh Raina

Born November 27, 1986Muradnagar, Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh
Age 27 Years, 11 Months, 30 Days
National Side India
Batting Style Left Handed
Bowling Off break
Batting Rank ODI - 17, T20I - 7
Bowling Rank ODI - 88, T20I - NA
Test Debut July 26, 2010 v Sri Lanka
Last Test August 31, 2012 v New Zealand
ODI Debut July 30, 2005 v Sri Lanka
Last ODI November 13, 2014 v Sri Lanka
T20I Debut December 1, 2006 v South Africa
Last T20I September 7, 2014 v England
IPL Debut April 19, 2008 v Mohali
Last IPL May 30, 2014 v Mohali
CL Debut September 11, 2010 v Central Stags
Last CL October 4, 2014 v Kolkata
Teams Played India, Central Zone, India A, India Blue, Indian Board President's XI, India Green, Indian Inv XI, India Seniors, Rest of India, Chennai, India, Uttar Pradesh
Man of the Match Test - 0, ODI - 10, T20I - 2, IPL - 10, CL - 5,
Career Span 2010 - 2012, 2005 - 2014, 2006 - 2014, 2008 - 2014, 2010 - 2014,

At the raw age of 18, a fresh-faced Suresh Raina broke into the Indian ODI squad with a reputation of possessing loads of talent, similar to the way Yuvraj Singh broke into the international scenes in cricket. However, Raina's career has since resembled a cardiograph showing variable readings at different junctures of his career.
Making his debut against Sri Lanka, Raina fell for a first-ball duck to a Muttiah Muralidaran doosra in 2005. But a determined effort to validate his selection soon hallmarked his approach. Often, after disappointments at the international level, Raina came back with strong domestic displays in the Ranji Trophy and the Indian T20 League to knock hard on the doors of selectors.
When he returned after being dropped for a year-and-half in 2008, three centuries and a string of half-centuries marked his renewed desire to make the most of opportunities, an intent highlighted by three stand-out knocks in the 2008 Asia Cup. By the time Raina made a commanding century on his Test debut against Sri Lanka in 2010, he already had ample limited overs experience with nearly a 100 ODIs, three successful seasons of the Indian T20 League and a captaincy stint; all at the age of 23. However, Raina's shaky technique against quality pace bowling and more importantly his inefficiency to tackle steep bounce kept him on the shores of the Test squad more often than not.
In 2011, he was amongst the 15 Indian players who saw history being created at Mumbai's Wankhede Stadium, where the Men in Blue lifted the coveted World Cup trophy after 28 long years. Be it a well-timed innings or part time spin bowling or leaping around on the field taking brilliant catches and saving crucial runs, there is an underlying sincerity in whatever Raina does on the cricket field. Raina has been the crux of India's fielding revolution that saw the theory of lazy and sloppy efforts being thrown out of the window in Indian cricket. With age on his side, Raina's only current concern will be to chalk and polish his technique against the short delivery and turn into a regular in the Indian Test squad. Raina has an immaculate impression in the Indian T20 league and hence, Chennai retained him for the seventh season in 2014.

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Batting & Fielding

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Last 5 Performances

Batting Bowling Opposition Match Date
55(90) & 0(10) 0/0 v New Zealand Aug 31, 2012
3(13) 0/6 & 0/2 v New Zealand Aug 23, 2012
0(29) & 0(13) 2/58 v England Aug 18, 2011
4(21) & 10(24) 1/83 v England Aug 10, 2011
12(22) & 1(5) 0/42 v England Jul 29, 2011