Suresh Raina

  • IPL 7: Chennai Super Kings look to move on from courtroom battles 16-04-2014 11:22 AM

    The most consistent and successful team in the Indian Premier League (IPL), the Chennai Super Kings' (CSK) inspiring story dates back to the first edition of the league in 2008. With two titles in six seasons, and the only team to make it to the semi-finals of all the past...
  • Controversies won't hit CSK's performance in IPL 7: Suresh Raina 13-04-2014 11:55 AM

    Ahead of the seventh season of the Indian Premier League, stylish Indian batsman Suresh Raina said he wants to focus on playing T20s at the moment and is not getting into long term planning. One of the most consistent players for India and his IPL franchise, the Chennai Super Kings,...
  • World T20: Final destination for Team India and Sri Lanka 06-04-2014 02:35 PM

    The anticipation that subcontinent teams will dominate the 2014 ICC World Twenty20 has turned into reality. India and Sri Lanka will contest the final, and it promises to be a battle that may well go down to the wire. On form, two best-performing teams have qualified for the summit clash....
  • We were positive about chasing the target, says MS Dhoni 04-04-2014 10:59 PM

    Mirpur: India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni said there was a "sense of calmness" in the innings break as the team backed itself to chase down the 173-run target set by South Africa in the ICC World T20 semi-final, here on Friday night. "There was a sense of calmness in the...
  • Raina's credentials as T20 batsman unquestionable: Ganguly 25-03-2014 04:22 PM

    Mirpur: Former India captain Sourav Ganguly feels that Suresh Raina's ability as a T20 batsman is "unquestionable" and his success in the ongoing World T20 will give him confidence to get ready for "bigger battles" ahead. Raina's sequence of scores, including the two warm-up games, are 41, 54, 35 not...
  • Darren Sammy stonewalls Raina's 'can't rotate' jibe 22-03-2014 05:00 PM

    West Indies captain Darren Sammy laughed off Indian batsman Suresh Raina's claim that the big-hitting Caribbean cricketers cannot rotate the strike and dared the Indians to stop his batsmen from hitting sixes in Sunday's World Twenty20 match. Having played against and with West Indies players in the Indian Premier League...
  • West Indies don't know how to rotate strike against spinners: Raina 22-03-2014 04:08 PM

    Mirpur: India's Suresh Raina says that most of the top-order West Indies batsmen prefer playing big shots rather than rotating strike against spinners, an area which he feels can be exploited by Amit Mishra and Co when the two teams square off in the ICC World T20 on Sunday. Asked...
  • World Twenty20: What India need to do to beat West Indies 22-03-2014 12:29 PM

    After registering a convincing seven-wicket victory over arch-rival Pakistan in World Twenty20 opener, India face again an uphill task when they take on West Indies on Sunday. Not to forget, West Indies are the defending champions and they play well in this format. Moreover, they have warmed-up well with wins...
  • Team India maintains World Cup record against Pakistan 22-03-2014 09:22 AM

    Pakistan failed to break the World Cup jinx against India, failing to score adequately against a disciplined spin attack. Shikar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma started slowly, but soon put on a partnership of 50 of eight overs. Though both openers and Yuvraj Singh departed in quick succession, Virat Kohli and...
  • The key moments of India's successful run-chase against Pakistan 21-03-2014 11:08 PM

    An all-round performance by India ensured a comprehensive seven-wicket victory over their archrivals Pakistan in Mirpur, once again denying their neighbours a victory in World Cups. Here are five key moments of India's run-chase: 1. Dhawan survived an early run-out scare Shikhar Dhawan had a narrow escape in the second...
  • India hammer Pakistan by seven wickets in their World T20 opener 21-03-2014 09:43 PM

    India kept their unbeaten record against Pakistan in World Cups intact as MS Dhoni & Co put up an all-round show to beat the archrivals by seven wickets in a one-sided match of the 2014 ICC World Twenty20 at Mirpur. The 2007 champions restricted Pakistan to a modest 130 for...
  • World T20: India warm up for Pakistan with win over England 19-03-2014 10:20 PM

    Mirpur: India gained the much-needed boost ahead of their ICC World T20 opener against Pakistan when they comfortably defeated England by 20 runs in their second and final warm-up game here on Wednesday. Riding on a cavalier unbeaten 73 off 47 balls from Virat Kohli and an equally entertaining 54...
  • World T20 warm-up: Malinga's four-for hands SL five-run win over India 17-03-2014 10:43 PM

    Mirpur: Indian team's batting woes continued in the familiar sub-continental conditions as they lost their opening warm-up tie of the ICC World T20 against Sri Lanka by five runs on Monday. Batting first, Sri Lanka scored 153 for six and then bowled out India for 148 in exactly 20 overs....
  • Three Indians amongst top 10 in ICC T20 rankings 15-03-2014 02:40 PM

    Dubai: Indian batsmen dominate the ICC T20I rankings with Virat Kohli being the highest-placed in fourth position in the latest chart issued here on Saturday. Kohli is followed by Suresh Raina (5th) and Yuvraj Singh (6th) in the batsmen's list. However, no Indian bowler features in the list of top...
  • World Twenty20 records: Suresh Raina only Indian to score a century 12-03-2014 11:10 AM

    Suresh Raina will make a comeback to Team India at the ICC World Twenty20 in Bangladesh, and talking about records in the four-edition-old tournament, Raina is the only Indian and among the only four batsmen to have scored a century. The fifth edition of the World T20 commences March 16,...
  • World Twenty20: India banking on their pack of allrounders 12-03-2014 08:10 AM

    Packed with multi-utility cricketers, the strength of the Indian squad travelling to Bangladesh for the 2014 World Twenty20 lies in its allrounders - led by the return of India's 2011 World Cup hero Yuvraj Singh and T20 specialist Suresh Raina. MS Dhoni, after missing the Asia Cup due to a...
  • World Twenty20: How Yuvraj and Raina can make a difference 10-03-2014 11:41 AM

    Yuvraj Singh and Suresh Raina watched the Asia Cup as outsiders, hopefully realising how crucial a role their return to form could play in bringing Team India out of the hole it has slipped into. And the duo will have a chance to do that in a week's time, thanks...
  • Suresh Raina raring to go in World T20 after tips from Ganguly 09-03-2014 08:39 AM

    Middle-order batsman Suresh Raina, who was dropped from the India XI during the ODIs in New Zealand with just one fifty-plus score in his previous 24 innings and was not picked for the Asia Cup in Bangladesh, is raring to go in the upcoming World Twenty20. He has been taking...
  • Exorbitant auction can't overshadow IPL controversies 12-02-2014 10:45 PM

    The cas-rich IPL is yet to come out of controversies as a bookie has revealed names of two big cricketers. ...
  • Kohli maintains No. 4 position in T20 rankings 11-02-2014 03:26 PM

    Dubai;Virat Kohli remained static at fourth position as the highest-ranked Indian batsman in the latest ICC Twenty20 rankings issued on Tuesday. Middle-order batsmen Suresh Raina and Yuvraj Singh too maintained their fifth and sixth position respectively. However, no Indian found a place in the top-10 of bowlers' list, while Yuvraj...
  • Raina under scanner ahead of Asia Cup, World T20 selections 10-02-2014 10:29 PM

    Bangalore: Suresh Raina's prolonged bad patch will be one of topics of discussion along with Cheteshwar Pujara's comeback in the 50-over format as the selection committee meets here on Tuesday to select the squads for the Asia Cup and World T20 in Bangladesh. Raina's form has gone downhill for quite...
  • Kohli slips to fourth in ICC Twenty20 rankings 03-02-2014 02:52 PM

    Dubai: Virat Kohli slipped a rung but was still the best-placed Indian batsman at fourth in the latest ICC Twenty20 rankings issued on Monday. He was followed by Suresh Raina at fifth and Yuvraj Singh at sixth. Both these batsmen gained a position to move up the list. However, no...
  • India stay alive in New Zealand but still questions to answer 26-01-2014 08:14 AM

    After losing comprehensively in South Africa and beaten decisively in the first two ODIs in New Zealand, India were desperate to reverse the tide in the third match in Auckland. And they came close to doing so, courtesy some gutsy batting by Ravichandran Ashwin (65 off 46) and Ravindra Jadeja...
  • Jadeja stars as 3rd India-New Zealand ODI ends in a last-ball tie 25-01-2014 02:54 PM

    The Eden park at Auckland had almost slept when MS Dhoni was dismissed chasing New Zealand's 314 after scoring fifty, but R Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja woke New Zealand back up with a rude shock by launching a brilliant counter-attack to score 130 runs in the last 14.2 overs to...
  • 3rd ODI: Shaky India in must-win situation against NZ 24-01-2014 05:58 PM

    Team India need to regroup quickly and find the right combination as they go into a must-win match against a confident New Zealand in the third ODI at Auckland on Saturday. The good news for India before the encounter is that they regained their No. 1 ODI ranking, following Australia's...
  • Injured Suresh Raina doubtful for 3rd ODI: reports 24-01-2014 02:01 PM

    After a dismal show in the first two ODIs and losing their No. 1 ODI status to Australia, India suffered another blow on Friday when their middle-order batsman Suresh Raina suffered an injury during a practice session ahead of the third one-day international, a report said. The third ODI will...