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Suresh Kumar Raina

Suresh Kumar Raina was born on 27 November 1986 is an Indian cricketer from Ghaziabad Uttar Pradesh. His folks come from a town of Rainwear, in Jammu & Kashmir. Raina has been an associate of the Indian cricket side for ODIs since July 2005, and was integrated in the Test group in early 2006, but did not make his test entrance until the second test in opposition to Sri Lanka on the 26th July 2010. Nationally, he plays for Uttar Pradesh in the Ranji Trophy and Central Zone in the Duleep Trophy. He is an aggressive left-handed batsman and a prominent fielder who is known for his capability to punch the stumps from the infield. He is also a sporadic off spinner.

Early years

Suresh Raina was the youngest in a Kashmiri Pundit kin of five children, who have genesis in the Rainawari quarter of Srinagar, a city in the Indian-overseed Jammu & Kashmir. Raina choose to take up cricket gravely in 1999, and stirred from his city Ghaziabad, UP (next to New Delhi) to Lucknow, the capital of Uttar Pradesh, to be present at the whiz government Sports College. He rose to become the skipper of the Uttar Pradesh U-16s came to eminence amid Indian selectors in 2002, when he was selected at the age of 15 and a half years for the U-19 visit to England, where he made a pair of half-centuries in the U-19 Test matches. He visited Sri Lanka later on that year with the U-17 squad. He made his Ranji Trophy first appearance for Uttar Pradesh in opposition to Assam in February 2003 at the age of 16, but did not play another game until the subsequent season.

In behind schedule 2003, he toured Pakistan for the U-19 Asian ODI Championship before being preferred for the 2004 U-19 World Cup, where he scored three half centuries, counting a 90 scored off only 38 balls. He was then awarded a Border-Gavaskar scholarship to guide at the Australian Cricket Academy and in early 2005, he made his first-class restricted overs entrance, and scored 645 runs that period at a standard of 53.75. He was preferred to take part in the Challenger Series in early 2005, and after injury to Sachin Tendulkar and deferment to skipper Sourav Ganguly, Raina was elected for the Indian Oil Cup 2005 in Sri Lanka.

Indian Premier League

Suresh Raina symbolizes Chennai Super Kings in IPL ever since 2008 and got three victorious spells for Chennai Super Kings. He holds the record of most runs achieved in all IPL games. He also holds the record for the majority catches, 27, for a non-wicketkeeper. In addition his bowling has verified more useful in the shortest version of the match: in 2009 he had the fifth best economy speed in the IPL amid those bowlers who conveyed more than 20 overs. Generally he has taken 15 wickets in 64.5 overs/ 53 games, at a standard of 29.73 and with an economy rate of 6.87.

Raina was the third-highest run-scorer in the 2010 Indian Premier League and was man-of-the-match in the ultimate, top-scoring with 55 not out from 35 balls and taking the wicket of Harbhajan Singh. He also fixed Saurabh Tiwary, running in from the midwicket boundary to take a full-length plunging catch. He was one of the four players preserved by the Chennai Super Kings for the 2011 period.

International career

Raina had an intricate start to his international career, being discharged for a fair duck by a doosra from spinner Muttiah Muralitharan. After attaining 37 runs in the contest at an average of 12.33, and with the revisit of Ganguly from deferment, Raina was mislaid from the starting XI for the tour of Zimbabwe.

With Ganguly being discharged after a row with Indian coach Greg Chappell and Mohammed Kaif offended, Raina played in five of the matches in opposition to Sri Lanka in India, typically as a super sub, and made a small part 39 not out to guide the squad to triumph in the fourth ODI. He was again watching from the sidelines in the sequence in opposition to South Africa after Kaif's return and Gautam Gambhir strained his entry into the side with a century, but got another opportunity to become a habitual member of the Indian middle order at some stage in the 2010 tour of Pakistan, after vice-captain Virender Sehwag went back to home getting injured. He was only essential to bat in one game, in which he helped direct the latter part of the victorious run trail in the fourth ODI.

ODI career

Sreesanth was given the new ball in the first ODI in opposition to Sri Lanka in Nagpur. After being rebuked early by Kumar Sangakkara and Sanath Jayasuriya, Sreesanth returned to allege his first two ODI wickets at the end of the game. He was left out of the squad and was later on recollected for the fourth, fifth and sixth ODIs as Coach Greg Chappell tinkered with the line-up. He was maintained in the team but did not play in the 5 match sequence in opposition to South Africa, but played all five games in the trip to Pakistan, recording a drag of 4/58 in the fifth ODI against Pakistani cricket squad in Karachi. A good home chain in opposition to the England in April 2006, in which he claimed 10 wickets at a standard of 16.3, including a career best 6/55 in the final game at Indore.

Upon his revisit to India, he was called up to the Test team, at the outflow of ex- captain Sourav Ganguly, even though he did not play in the Test series in opposition to England. He earned his first man of the match award in the succeeding ODI series after achieving an unbeaten 81* in a flourishing run-chase at Faridabad. After scoring two more half-centuries in the series at an average of 48, Raina was awarded a BCCI C-grade indenture. He was elected for both teams for the visit to the West Indies, but did not make his Test entrance.

After a pitiable run in the Malaysia Tri-Series in September and in the 2006 ICC Champions Trophy, Raina was consigned to the work surface in the middle through the ODI trip to South Africa. This broadens to the Test side, where he was plunged from the group on the whole in spite of the injury to Yuvraj Singh, with Sourav Ganguly and Dinesh Karthik being evoked to the squad.

In January 2008, Raina was recollected to the team and toured Australia for a restricted overs crusade, but did not participate in any of India's 10 ODIs or the one-off T20 international.
After a sturdy IPL season in 2008, Raina ruined back into the XI for a triangular ODI tournament in Bangladesh when senior batsman Sachin Tendulkar was respired from the contest.

On 25 June 2008, he scored his maiden hundred in opposition to Hong Kong in the 2008 Asia Cup. His 66 balls hundred were at the time, the second highest century in Indian ODI history. He achieved 84 of 69 in opposition to Pakistan and 116 of 107 in opposition to Bangladesh, in next two games. Hence, he won man of the match award sequentially three times. Ever since then, Raina has been an associate of India's full-strength ODI and T20 squad.

All through the 2010 World Twenty20 in England, Raina was carped for an alleged weakness against the short ball. He then failed to spot the ODI sequence in the West Indies because of hurt.

In January 2010, Raina achieved 106 from 115 balls in the final of the triangular ODI tournament in opposition to Sri Lanka in Bangladesh. His innings took India to 245 after they distorted to 5/60, but it was not enough to accumulate the game.

In South Africa's trip of India in 2010, Raina was called in the team for the second test, but was not preferred in the playing XI. With his 101 from 60 balls with five sixes and nine fours in the 2010 ICC World Twenty20 in opposition to South Africa on 2 May 2010, he became the third player to attain a Twenty20 international century after the West Indies' Chris Gayle and New Zealand's Brendon McCullum.

He skipped the Indian squad for the Tri-series in opposition to Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe in Zimbabwe as all the further first-choice players were relaxed from the competition. India lost the first game under his captaincy in opposition to Zimbabwe by six wickets, but won the next match in opposition to Sri Lanka. The Indians then lost their lingering two matches and did not make the ultimate.

Raina was then brought into the Test team for the trip of Sri Lanka in July and August 2010. He made his entrance in the Second Test at the Sinhalese Sports Club Ground in Colombo after Yuvraj Singh was ill. Sri Lanka made 4/700 confirmed and India were in trouble at 4/241 when Raina came in to stick together with Sachin Tendulkar. Raina went on to accomplish a century on entrance as the couple put on a dual century partnership."

Yuvraj improved in time for the Third Test but the selectors opted to hold on to Raina. On the other hand, pitiable form all the way through 2010-2011, including a crash to make any force on the Centurion Test which South Africa won by an innings, he was benched in errand of draftee Cheteshwar Pujara for the residue of the series, in which India scuffled back to draw 1-1.

He was on the bench through the first half of the 2011 Cricket World Cup as skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni went with the report to Yusuf Pathan. This lingered so until the group game in opposition to West Indies, which he started due to an injury to Virender Sehwag. He started in opposition to shielding champions Australia in the quarterfinals as Dhoni made a deliberate amend, benching big striking all-rounder Yusuf Pathan in favor of Raina to enhance the technical expertise of the lineup. Raina retorted by assisting squad MVP Yuvraj Singh on a victorious run track through high pressure, making 34 from 28 balls to clutch India home in conjunction with Yuvraj.

In the semifinal in opposition to Pakistan, he whacked with tail enders and scored 36 runs devoid of which India would have been hard pushed to bowl Pakistan out, as they finally did. He also fielded well in this match, taking the grasp which accomplished Yuvraj's discharge of Younis Khan. He took a different catch in the ultimate in opposition to Sri Lanka, and did not have to bat. The tournament manifests a return to shape for the endowed lefty.

Batting and fielding averages

Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 15 26 2 710 120 29.58 1328 53.46 1 6 91 3 20 0
ODIs 129 109 21 3134 116* 35.61 3416 91.74 3 19 265 70 52 0
T20Is 21 20 3 544 101 32.00 386 140.93 1 3 46 24 6 0
First-class 67 113 6 4497 203 42.02 7578 59.34 8 31 74 0
List A 173 152 25 4661 129 36.70 5008 93.07 4 31 69 0
Twenty20 95 92 15 2653 101 34.45 1883 140.89 1 18 223 115 43 0

Bowling averages

Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 15 17 891 524 13 2/1 2/1 40.30 3.52 68.5 0 0 0
ODIs 129 38 650 587 10 2/23 2/23 58.70 5.41 65.0 0 0 0
T20Is 21 3 24 39 1 1/6 1/6 39.00 9.75 24.0 0 0 0
First-class 67 1917 1011 26 3/31 38.88 3.16 73.7 0 0 0
List A 173 1368 1160 29 4/23 4/23 40.00 5.08 47.1 2 0 0
Twenty20 95 44 596 707 26 4/26 4/26 27.19 7.11 22.9 1 0 0