Full Name Suresh Kumar Raina
Born November 27, 1986
Muradnagar, Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh
Age 30 Years, 5 Months, -1 Days
National Side India
Batting Style Left Handed
Bowling Off break
Batting Rank T20I - 23
Bowling Rank T20I - NA
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, Gujarat Lions
Man of the Match Test - 0, ODI - 12, World Cup - 1, T20I - 2, IPL - 14, CL - 5,
Career Span [Test, 2010 - 2015], [ODI, 2005 - 2015], [World Cup, 2011 - 2015], [T20I, 2006 - 2017], [IPL, 2008 - 2017], [CL, 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.

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Suresh Raina Overall Stats

Batting & Fielding Performance

  M I N/O R HS 100s 50s 4s 6s Avg S/R Ct St
Test 18 31 2 768 120 v SL 1 7 100 4 26.48 53.14 23 0
ODI 223 192 35 5568 116* v BAN 5 36 475 120 35.46 93.76 100 0
World Cup 12 9 3 358 110* v ZIM 1 2 30 9 59.66 107.50 9 0
T20I 65 55 11 1307 101 v SA 1 4 116 47 29.70 132.96 32 0
IPL 154 150 23 4373 100* v KXIP 1 30 388 167 34.43 139.00 85 0
CL 24 24 2 842 109* v KOL 1 5 69 39 38.27 151.43 12 0

Bowling Performance

  I O M R W Best 3w 5w Avg E/R S/R
Test 22 173.3 22 603 13 2/1 v NZ 0 0 46.38 3.47 80.07
ODI 98 347.2 4 1769 36 3/34 v WI 2 0 49.13 5.09 57.88
World Cup 5 17 1 76 2 1/12 v WI 0 0 38.00 4.47 51.00
T20I 24 52.1 0 395 12 2/6 v SL 0 0 32.91 7.57 26.08
IPL 66 144.2 0 1060 25 2/0 v JAI 0 0 42.40 7.34 34.64
CL 11 25 0 159 12 4/26 v VIC 0 0 13.25 6.36 12.50

Suresh Raina Profile

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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