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Popular/famous Indian cricket player: Suresh Kumar Raina

Popular/famous Indian cricket player: Suresh Kumar Raina
  • Suresh Raina is a left-hand batsman of Indian cricket team. Raina is pretty good in hitting into unusual areas like midwicket and extra cover.
  • Suresh Raina made his ODI debut in Indian national cricket team on July 30, 2005 against Sri Lanka. Raina has played 203 ODI matches, scoring 5051 runs at an average of 35.82 at a strike rate of 93.22. He has scored 16 fifties and 3 centuries so far in ODI. Highest score of Suresh Raina is 116. He has scored 32 fifties and 4 hundreds in ODI games. 
  • Suresh Raina made his test debut against Sri Lankan cricket team on July 26, 2010. So far, Rain has played 17 test matches, scoring 768  runs with 120 being his highest score. His batting average in test cricket is 28.44 with a strike rate of 53.29. Raina has scored seven fifties and one century in test cricket format. 
  • Since year 2008, Suresh Raina averages 38.98 with a strike rate of 96.38 in 75 ODIs.
  • The batting average of Raina in chase is 43 whereas batting first, Raina averages at 29.68.

Highlights of player records:

  • He is the second youngest captain of Indian cricket team.
  • He is the only Indian cricket player who has centuries in all three formats of cricket including test, ODI and T20. 
  • Raina scored a century on his test debut. 
  • Suresh Raina also holds the record for playing most ODIs before making a debut. 
  • Raina is a third batsman in the world for scoring a century in T20.
  • He is the 12th Indian player to play 200 ODIs
  • Raina is the 11th Indian player to score more than 5000 runs. 
  • As for his records in IPL, he has taken most number of catches 52.
  • Also he is the second world and first Indian cricket player to hit 100 sixes in IPL. 

With such impressive records and performances, Suresh Raina is definitely a great asset for Indian cricket team. He is an absolutely brilliant fielder and is usually in his top notch form. 


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