Detail of action: Suresh Raina, left-handed batsman of Indian cricket team


Detail of action Suresh Raina, left-handed batsman of Indian cricket team

  • Age: 28
  • Height: 5’8”
  • Job: Attacking left-handed middle-order batsman and an occasional off-spin bowler
  • Debut: Sri Lanka vs India at Dambulla, 2005
  • Matches: 207
  • Runs: 5104
  • Average: 35.44
  • Strike rate: 92.98
  • Fifties: 33
  • Hundreds: 4

Attitude: Almost a decade after making his debut, raina’s temperament remains a mystery. It does border on being explosive, given he gets to bat in the latter half of the innings.

Capability: A lot has been said and written about him ways with the willow. But he has worked hard of late to counter the short-stuff dished out to him.

What it takes: A clean hitter of the ball, no boundary is big enough for Raina. Adds value in the middle with his athletic fielding.

Jersey number: 3, used to wear 30 & 48 but has claimed the number 3 shirt after Harbhajan Singh lost his place in the ODI side.

His importance: He’s the second most experience player in the squad after captain MS Dhoni with 5000 ODI runs. Scores at a rapid pace and can launch into any bowler with impunity. No total is difficult to chase if Raina gets his eyes in.



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