Suresh Raina

  • Virat Kohli loses number one spot to AB de Villiers in ODI rankings June 21, 2014

    Dubai: India's batting sensation Virat Kohli's decision to skip the recently concluded three-match series against Bangladesh has seen him lose the number one spot to South Africa's AB de Villiers in the latest ICC ODI rankings issued on Friday. Kohli was leading de Villiers by nine ratings points in the batting...
  • India's England-tour applicants tested in Bangladesh June 20, 2014

    India's ODI tour of Bangladesh drew little attention until the Mirpur pitch decided to misbehave and become cause of embarrassment on either side of the border. Bangladesh remained winless and India came close to sharing the trophy before the hosts' strategy boomeranged. The trivial three-match series threw up more reasons...
  • Youngsters showed their character in series win: Raina June 19, 2014

    Mirpur: India's captain for the tour Suresh Raina on Thursday said that the impressive performances of young players like Stuart Binny and Mohit Sharma in the ODI series win over Bangladesh augurs well for the 'Men In Blue' ahead of the 2015 World Cup in Australia and New Zealand. A second...
  • 3rd ODI, Bangladesh vs India: India win series 2-0 after washout June 19, 2014

    India claimed a 2-0 series win over Bangladesh after the third one-day international was abandoned due to heavy rain on Thursday. India were 119-9 in 34.2 overs before the third spell of rain forced umpires to call off the match. Cheteshwar Pujara was the top scorer for the side with 27 while...
  • Live Score, Ban vs Ind: India opt to bat, aiming clean sweep June 19, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) After Stuart Binny's six for four took India to a 47-run win over Bangladesh in the second ODI, the visitors will be eyeing a whitewash in the last match of the three-match series in Mirpur on Thursday. Bangladesh had a golden...
  • 3rd ODI: India eye clean sweep against Bangladesh June 18, 2014

    After Stuart Binny's six for four took India to a 47-run win over Bangladesh in the second ODI, the visitors will be eyeing a whitewash in the last match of the three-match series in Mirpur on Thursday. Bangladesh had a golden chance to level the series after India were bowled out...
  • Live Score: Bangladesh opt to field, Binny in for India June 17, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Bangladesh skipper Mushfiqur Rahim may feel that sans players like MS Dhoni, Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma, it's almost India A touring Bangladesh; but the way the visitors chased a challenging 272 and eventually won the rain-curtailed first ODI via...
  • 2nd ODI: Bangladesh wary as India eye series win June 17, 2014

    Bangladesh skipper Mushfiqur Rahim may feel that sans players like MS Dhoni, Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma, it's almost India A touring Bangladesh; but the way the visitors chased a challenging 272 and eventually won the rain-curtailed first ODI via D/L method, Rahim was made to eat his words. Bangladesh haven't...
  • Live Score, Ban vs Ind: Bangladesh opt to bat in the 1st ODI June 15, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) While the whole world is in the grip of football World Cup fever, India arranged a last-minute ODI series in Bangladesh before the testing tour of England, but the three-match rubber starting Sunday isn't trivial, for it provides the fringe...
  • We need to try a lot of players before the World Cup: Raina June 14, 2014

    Mirpur: India's stand-in captain Suresh Raina on Saturday said the three-match ODI series against Bangladesh will be a good opportunity for trying out new players ahead of next year's 50-over World Cup. Defending ODI world champions India play the hosts in the first game here on Sunday. "The World Cup is coming...
  • 1st ODI: Golden chance for India youngsters, Bangladesh eye redemption June 15, 2014

    While the whole world is in the grip of football World Cup fever, India arranged a last-minute ODI series in Bangladesh before the testing tour of England, but the three-match rubber starting Sunday isn't trivial, for it provides the fringe Indian players a chance to prove their mettle in the...
  • Star Sports to telecast Bangladesh-India ODI series June 14, 2014

    The three-match ODI series between India and Bangladesh will be covered live by the Star Sports. Former India opening batsman Aakash Chopra tweeted that Star Sports would be telecasting the Bangladesh vs India series. "India v Bangladesh ODI series will be on Star network. Commentary in both English and Hindi...
  • Indian youngsters look to shine in Bangladesh June 14, 2014

    India's fringe players will have a chance to impress the selectors in the build-up to next year's cricket World Cup on Sunday when they begin a short one-day series tour to Bangladesh. The visitors are without eight regulars, including captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni and the prolific Virat Kohli, for the...
  • Run outs of Raina, McCullum saw Chennai lose momentum: Stephen Fleming May 31, 2014

    The run-outs of Suresh Raina and Brendon McCullum saw Chennai Super Kings lose momentum when chasing the huge target set by Kings XI Punjab in the IPL Qualifier 2, said CSK's coach Stephen Fleming after his side lost by 24 runs at the Wankhede Stadium. "We did not feel we were...
  • Punjab skipper George Bailey thrilled to reach IPL-7 final May 31, 2014

    Kings XI Punjab captain George Bailey said they were thrilled to make it to their first IPL final but also admitted that there were anxious moments when Chennai Super Kings' Suresh Raina was batting. Chasing a mammoth target of 227, Raina played a blinder and scored a 25-ball 87 that contained...
  • Virender Sehwag blitz powers Kings XI Punjab into IPL-7 final May 31, 2014

    Suresh Raina's 87 off 25 balls went in vain as Kings XI Punjab, riding on Virender Sehwag's scintillating ton, cruised to a 24-run victory over Chennai Super Kings to enter the IPL-7 final. Punjab will face Kolkata Knight Riders in the final which is scheduled to be played on Sunday....
  • IPL 7 Qualifier 2, Chennai vs Punjab: Players to watch out for May 30, 2014

    Kings XI Punjab, who were undoubtedly the best team in the group stage of IPL 2014, were defeated comfortably by Kolkata Knight Riders by 28 runs in the first qualifier. Punjab will now take on Chennai Super Kings in the second qualifier for a place in the finals. Mohit Sharma...
  • IPL 7, Qualifier 2: Final push by Punjab, Chennai in battle of equals May 30, 2014

    After dominating the seventh edition of IPL, Chennai Super Kings and Kings XI Punjab would have expected to fight it out for the title in the final. On the contrary now one team has to face the truth of elimination in the Qualifier 2 to be played at the Wankhede...
  • Disappointed that India are sending weak team for ODI series, says Mushfiqur Rahim May 29, 2014

    Mirpur: Bangladesh skipper Mushfiqur Rahim has expressed disappointment over India's decision to send a weakened squad for the three one-dayers but added the move will act as extra motivation for the hosts. After a marathon meeting of the selection panel in Mumbai, the BCCI named a 15-member team under Suresh Raina...
  • Bangladesh series good opportunity to prepare for England: Raina May 29, 2014

    Mumbai: Suresh Raina, who is all set to lead the 15-member Indian squad to Bangladesh for a three-ODI series, has said it would be a good opportunity for him to get prepared for a tougher England tour ahead. "It will be a good opportunity for me before the England ODI series....
  • Our bowlers did a real good job, says Dhoni May 29, 2014

    Mumbai: After sealing a place in the second qualifier with a comfortable seven-wicket win, Chennai Super Kings skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Wednesday heaped praise on his bowlers for putting up a good show on a wicket that was favourable to batting. "I think the bowlers did a real good...
  • CSK to face Punjab in 2nd qualifier after knocking Mumbai out of IPL 7 May 28, 2014

    David Hussey (40*) and Suresh Raina (54*) kept their calm till the end to help Chennai Super Kings knock out Mumbai Indians of IPL 7 in the Eliminator match at the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai on Wednesday. Chennai overhauled the target of 174 with relative ease to win the match...
  • Uthappa included, Raina to lead India in Bangladesh May 28, 2014

    Indian left-handed batsman Suresh Raina, who was dropped for India's last one day international tournament - the Asia Cup - will lead Team India in the three-ODI series in Bangladesh in the absence of MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli among others. Indian Premier League orange cap holder Robin Uthappa earned an...
  • IPL 7: Uthappa, Shakib power Kolkata to 8-wicket win over Chennai May 21, 2014

    Opener Robin Uthappa's 67 off 39 balls and Shakib Al Hasan's cameo of 21-ball 46 helped KKR secure an eight-wicket win over CSK at the Eden Gardens. With this win, Kolkata moved a step closer to the play-offs. It was a perfect homecoming for Kolkata, who were playing their first match...
  • IPL 7: RCB stay in playoffs race with 5-wicket win over Chennai May 18, 2014

    Disciplined bowling by Royal Challengers Bangalore set up their win in Ranchi over Chennai Super Kings on Sunday, which was accomplished with a little hiccup in the end by a margin of five wickets - with Chris Gayle and AB de Villiers making the most notable contributions with the bat. Varun...
  • CSK vs SRH, Match 17: as it happened April 27, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) After two defeats, Sunrisers Hyderabad have returned to winning ways but next up on the roster for them are the in-form two-time champions Chennai Super Kings, and getting past them won't be easier for Hyderabad at Sharjah on Sunday. Chennai have...