Suresh Raina is a hard hitting left hand batsman from Uttar Pradesh. Suresh Raina was born on 27th November 1986. Suresh Raina has had his share of luck in the indian team and is constantly in and out of the indian squad. Suresh Raina is a very good fielder and one of the primary reason for him to get selected in the indian squad more often.
Career so Far
Suresh Raina made his international debut in the Indian Oil cup in the year 2005. A golden duck in the debut and a return from injury by india's ace batsman Ganguly, saw suresh raina being omitted from the squad. It was always a case of someone getting injured for suresh to step in. But in this makeshift role he has fitted very well. On few occassions has he dissappointed. It was not a case of lack of talent, but more of stiff competition that raina has to face. He has played 44 ODI's for India in which he has scored 1012 runs at an average of 35.12. Raina is yet to make a test debut.
Captain On Raina
With the advent of mahendra singh dhoni becoming the captain of india, raina has been getting more chances. MS dhoni is petty confident that suresh has enough talent. It was this confidence that urged Dhoni to take raina on the tour of Sri Lanka recently. In a relatively inexperienced squad, Raina has been given the job to strengthen the batting order and dhoni believes his native man is capable enough to handle such pressures.