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Suresh Raina


Country: India
Date of Birth: November 27, 2021
Place of Birth: Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh
Batting Style: Left Handed
Bowling Style: Off break
Skill: Batsman
Teams Played: Chennai Super Kings, India

Batting Performance

Tests231223120 11111.558.07
ODI10386172444116* 31535.4289.23
T20s18173468101 1333.43138.46
IPL46448137598 0938.19142.05

Bowling & Fielding Performance


Career Performance

First MatchLast Match
TestsJuly 26, 2021 v Sri Lanka at Sinhalese Sports Club Ground, ColomboAugust 3, 2021 v Sri Lanka at P Sara Oval, Colombo
ODIsJuly 30, 2021 v Sri Lanka at Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium, RangiriAugust 28, 2021 v Sri Lanka at Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium, Rangiri
T20sDecember 1, 2021 v South Africa at New Wanderers Stadium, JohannesburgJune 13, 2021 v Zimbabwe at Harare Sports Club, Harare (Salisbury)
IPLApril 19, 2022 v Kings XI Punjab at Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Mohali - ChandigarhApril 25, 2022 v Mumbai Indians at Dr DY Patil Stadium, Mumbai


Aged 15, Suresh Raina was spotted by Indian selectors playing for Uttar Pradesh under-16s and was drafted into India's under-19 tour of England where he notched two fifties. Aged 16, he made his first-class debut for Uttar Pradesh against Assam in February 2003, although didn't play another match until the following season.

Following injuries to Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly he was selected for the Indian Oil Cup 2005 in Sri Lanka, but was dismissed for a golden duck on debut to Muttiah Muralidaran. Since then, Raina has enjoyed a love-hate relationship with the selectors on account of some hot-and-cold consistency.

In June 2008, he was drafted into the side for the Kitply Cup but it wasn't until the subsequent Asia Cup that Raina showed what a potentially lethal batsman he can be. He scored two centuries and two half centuries in that series and thus sealed his reputation as a clean striker of the ball. Since then he has been a regular in the ODI and Twenty20 International setup and has delivered on numerous occasions. He did, however, have a disastrous World Twenty20 2009, a series he will be looking to put behind him at the earliest.

It is because of inconsistent performances like this that the selectors have not shown faith in him for the longest version of the game. Raina is more of an attacking cricketer that may come across as reckless at times because of his affinity for fast runs. He is a vital member of his Chennai franchise in the IPL and an extremely sharp fielder.