Suresh Raina

INDIA

Full name Suresh Raina

Born November 27, 1986, Muradnagar, Ghaziabad

Playing role Batsman

Batting style Left-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm offbreak

Fielding position Slip Fielder

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 scene. However, Raina’s career has since resembled a cardiograph showing variable readings at different junctures.

Making his ODI 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 the selectors.

When he returned after being dropped for a year and half in 2008, he came back with a bang with good performances in the 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 100 ODIs, three successful seasons of the Indian T20 League and a captaincy stint; all at the age of 23. However, his 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.

He then became the first Indian player to score a ton in all formats of the game when he smashed South Africa all round the park in the 2010 World T20. He played a small but vital hand in India winning the World Cup in 2011 and has always remained in the side with the odd bad phase. Post 2015 though, his form has dipped and he has lost his place in the ODI side. His Indian T20 League form is on the decline but he still remains in the frame for the shortest format of the game.

BATTING & FIELDING STATS

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 226 194 35 5615 116* v BAN 5 36 476 120 35.31 93.5 102 0
World Cup 12 9 3 358 110* v ZIM 1 2 30 9 59.66 107.5 9 0
T20I 78 66 11 1605 101 v SA 1 5 145 58 29.18 134.9 42 0
IPL 193 189 28 5368 100* v KXIP 1 38 493 194 33.34 137.1 102 0
CL 24 24 2 842 109* v KKR 1 5 69 39 38.27 151.4 12 0

BOWLING STATS

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 46.4 3.47 80.07
ODI 101 354.2 5 1811 36 3/34 v WI 2 0 50.3 5.11 59.05
World Cup 5 17 1 76 2 1/12 v WI 0 0 38 4.47 51
T20I 27 58.1 0 442 13 2/6 v SL 0 0 34 7.59 26.84
IPL 69 151.2 0 1118 25 2/0 v RR 0 0 44.7 7.38 36.32
CL 11 25 0 159 12 4/26 v VIC 0 0 13.3 6.36 12.5

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