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Suresh Raina

Batting style:
Left Handed bat
Bowling style:
Off break
Played for:
India, Central Zone, India A, India Blue, Indian Board President's XI, India Green, Indian Inv XI, India Seniors, Rest of India, Chennai, India Under-19, Uttar Pradesh
Roles played:
Ex Skipper-ODI,T20 | Batsman
ICC Rank:
Batting:
30
Bowling:
96
Batting:
10
Bowling:
0
Home country:
India
Born:
November 27, 1986, Muradnagar, Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh

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.
 


Fast Facts

  • Suresh Raina became the first Indian to score a century in T20Is.
  • Hit 101 off 60 balls against South Africa at the ICC WT20 2010 to become the third batsman to score a Twenty20 International hundred.


Statistics

Show:
  Matches Innings Runs NO Avg. SR 100's 50's HS
Test 17 29 768 2 28.44 53.29 1 7 120
ODI 189 162 4596 32 35.35 91.35 3 29 116*
T20 43 37 922 9 32.92 135.78 1 3 101
IPL 100 96 2826 15 34.88 141.22 1 18 100*
CLT20 19 19 608 1 33.77 144.41 0 4 94*
  Matches Innings Balls Runs Wickets BBI BBM Avg. Econ. 4w 5w 10w Extras
Test 17 20 921 532 13 2/1 / 40.92 3.46 0 0 0 0
ODI 189 76 1526 1291 25 3/34 / 51.64 5.07 0 0 0 16
T20 43 13 174 235 6 2/49 / 39.16 8.10 0 0 0 8
IPL 100 45 590 701 21 2/0 / 33.38 7.12 0 0 0 14
CLT20 19 9 132 135 10 4/26 / 13.50 6.13 1 0 0 1
  Catches Stumpings Runouts
Test 22 0 1
ODI 80 0 19
T20 20 0 5
IPL 52 0 9
CLT20 10 0 1
  Matches Won Lost Tie No Result Win percentage
ODI 9 4 5 0 0 44.44
T20 3 3 0 0 0 100
IPL 3 1 1 1 0 33.33
CLT20 1 1 0 0 0 100

Career

Span:
Test:
2010-2012
 
ODI:
2005-2014
 
T20:
2006-2014
 
IPL:
2008-2014
 
CLT20:
2010-2013
Test
Debut:
India Vs Sri Lanka at Sinhalese Sports Club Ground, Colombo - Jul 26, 2010
Last played:
India Vs New Zealand at M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru - Aug 31, 2012
ODI
Debut:
India Vs Sri Lanka at Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium, Rangiri - Jul 30, 2005
Last played:
India Vs New Zealand at Eden Park, Auckland - Jan 25, 2014
T20
Debut:
India Vs South Africa at New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg - Dec 01, 2006
Last played:
India Vs Sri Lanka at Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur - Apr 06, 2014
IPL
Debut:
Chennai Vs Punjab at Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Mohali - Chandigarh - Apr 19, 2008
Last played:
Chennai Vs Punjab at Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi - Apr 18, 2014
CLT20
Debut:
Chennai Vs Central Stags at Kingsmead, Durban - Sep 11, 2010
Last played:
Chennai Vs Rajasthan at Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur - Oct 04, 2013
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