SURESH RAINA

  • World Cup 2015: Team India's studs and duds of the tournament 22 hours 43 minutes ago

    MS Dhoni's men were knocked out of the World Cup 2015 by Australia in the semi-final on Thursday following a 95-run defeat. Despite the loss, India can hold their heads high after a spirited showing in the campaign. Before the World Cup began, everyone had written India off. Even a...
  • World Cup 2015: Suresh Raina faces 'tennis serves' to counter bounce 4 days ago

    Sydney: Suresh Raina is pulling out all stops to kill his inner demons by spending a lengthy time at the nets, trying to counter the rising deliveries by facing powerful "tennis serves". Practising with wet tennis balls to counter the pace is an age-old concept but the training module adopted by...
  • World Cup 2015: India combining well as a bowling unit, says Sunil Gavaskar March 19, 2015

    Melbourne: Impressed with the excellent bowling show by the Indian team so far, former captain Sunil Gavaskar on Thursday said that the bowlers have combined well as a unit to pick all the opposition wickets in the seven wins on the trot in the ongoing cricket World Cup. India, who thrashed...
  • Suresh Raina all set to tie the knot with childhood friend March 18, 2015

    India batsman Suresh Raina is all set to play the second innings of his life. Raina, who is currently in Australia representing the country at the ICC Cricket World Cup, is reportedly soon getting married to his childhood friend Priyanka Chaudhary. Though a formal announcement from his family is still awaited,...
  • I have become more matured as player post 2011 WC: Suresh Raina March 18, 2015

    Melbourne: Confident after notching up a century ahead of the knock-outs, India's middle-order mainstay Suresh Raina believes that he has become "more matured" as a batsman in the past four years as he batted in different situations since the team won the cricket World Cup in 2011. Raina has had a...
  • World Cup 2015: Team India has strength in all departments, says VVS Laxman March 15, 2015

    New Delhi: With most of the Indian batsmen striking form in the ongoing cricket World Cup, former India player V V S Laxman believes that the team's batting line-up was primed to do well in the knock-out stage. India rode Suresh Raina's unbeaten 110 to chase down a 288-run target against...
  • ICC World Cup: Felt glad delivering for the team, says Suresh Raina March 14, 2015

    Auckland: Awarded man-of-the-match for his swashbuckling innings of 110 not out against Zimbabwe in their last World Cup Pool B encounter at the Eden Park on Saturday, Indian batsman Suresh Raina said he felt glad delivering the goods when his team needed him the most. "I knew I need to deliver...
  • World Cup: Dhoni, Raina's record stand bowls over Twitter March 14, 2015

    World champions India extended their unbeaten run in the World Cup 2015 on Saturday with a comprehensive six-wicket victory over Zimbabwe in their final Pool B match before a noisy crowd of predominantly Indian supporters at the Eden Park in Auckland. Suresh Raina (110*) and captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni (85*)...
  • World Cup 2015: Six out of Six for Team India March 14, 2015

    Raina (110) and Dhoni's (85) record partnership took India past Zimbabwe's 287 to record their sixth win in a row and unbeaten finish at top of Pool B. ...
  • World Cup: MS Dhoni admires his team's ability to combat pressure March 14, 2015

    Auckland: Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Saturday said the biggest positive to draw from the team's unbeaten league campaign in the ongoing World Cup was that the entire side withstood pressure in some way or the other, preparing it perfectly for the knockouts. India finished on top of Pool B...
  • World Cup: Raina's century packs up Zimbabwe, India meet Bangladesh in QF March 14, 2015

    The pieces are fitting nicely in place for India to launch a fresh attack in the knockouts. Batsmen getting runs, bowlers bowling oppositions out and a 100 percent win record. And any leftover boxes were ticked with precision by Suresh Raina's century and MS Dhoni's signature finishing in a six-wicket...
  • World Cup: Media makes big deal of Raina's short-ball woes, says Dhoni March 7, 2015

    Perth: India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni feels that a big deal is made out of Suresh Raina's susceptibility to short-pitched bowling and stressed that the UP lad is the best bet to bat at No. 5 since Yuvraj Singh vacated that slot. Asked about Raina's same mode of dismissal as he...
  • World Cup: Well begun, Team India youngsters need to keep going February 25, 2015

    Opinions flew thick and fast when India's chances at the 2015 World Cup were discussed before the tournament kicked off, with a large percentage suggesting that their traditional frailties in conditions in Australia and New Zealand would hamper their progress. To make matters a little more complicated, India don't have enough...
  • World Cup: Fielding like a dream, Team India a stunner February 25, 2015

    There was something unusual in the Melbourne air the other night. On an evening of several stirring deeds from India's cricketers, the most striking came from a pair of fast bowlers. And while it was with ball in hand, it was also not with ball in hand, if you get...
  • World Cup 2015: India's stars signing autographs, taking selfies with fans February 24, 2015

    Team India took some time out from practice and brought smiles to faces of fans by signing autographs and taking selfies with them. ...
  • World Cup 2015: Batting is Team India's biggest strength, says South Africa's coach February 19, 2015

    South Africa's coach said that India have a seriously good batting line-up and Virat Kohli will be once again key in the match. ...
  • World Cup 2015: Can Suresh Raina be India's Yuvraj of 2011? February 18, 2015

    Melbourne: Rohit Sharma recently called him one of two or three best finishers of a One-Day International innings. Mahendra Singh Dhoni has said no one was better equipped in the Indian line-up than him to take on the bowling from ball one. They were both referring to Suresh Raina, limited-overs...
  • Virat Kohli and the art of scoring runs to win February 16, 2015

    There was something different about Virat Kohli at the Adelaide Oval on Sunday. Actually, there were several things different about him at a venue that he can now claim to have made his own with a third international ton in three innings this Australian summer. For one thing, the lynchpin of...
  • India open World Cup defence by making it 6-0 against Pakistan February 15, 2015

    You expect a close contest in an India-Pakistan match, but none of the two teams or a die-hard fan on either side of the border would mind winning in whatever manner it comes. Sunday was one such day when India played like World Champions, making a strong announcement through a...
  • World Cup 2015: India move towards a settled XI after win against Afghanistan February 12, 2015

    Adelaide: It may only have been a warm-up match against Afghanistan, the World Cup debutants, but after more than two months of tasting no success on the field, there was no mistaking the seriousness with which India went about business. Hamid Hassan and Dawlat Zadran tested the batsmen early on,...
  • We will wait and watch: MS Dhoni on bowling combination February 10, 2015

    Adelaide: Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Tuesday left the question on Indian bowling combination for the World Cup beginning on Saturday unanswered, saying the team will take a decision depending on the conditions. "We'll have to wait and watch, depending on conditions and the kind of wickets offered," Dhoni said when...
  • Suresh Raina looks forward to play a senior's role in World Cup February 7, 2015

    Adelaide: Being a part of the 2011 World Cup winning team, India's middle-order batsman Suresh Raina is no stranger to the mega-event, and this time around he is looking forward to guide the younger players in the side though he still shies away from calling himself a senior. Raina said while...
  • Team India look to sort out batting woes before Hobart game January 22, 2015

    Sydney: Having tried quite a few permutations and combinations in the two losses so far, the Indian think-tank seems to have settled for Virat Kohli at the No.4 position to hit the right balance and stay alive in the ongoing tri-series. Mahendra Singh Dhoni and company suffered an embarrassing nine-wicket loss...
  • Glad to get ODI runs after Test failure: Suresh Raina January 19, 2015

    Relieved to be in good ODI form ahead of next month's World Cup, Indian batsman Suresh Raina said he would have been left devastated after his dismal failure in the cricket Test series against Australia had his side failed to draw the last two matches. Raina scored a half-century in the...
  • Tri-Series: Australia beat India by 4 wickets in a close finish January 18, 2015

    Despite a defeat at Australia's hands in their opening game of the Carlton Mid Tri-series, India's bowlers impressed though left it too late to come back before losing the game by four wickets at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Sunday. Match 2 of the Carlton Mid Tri-series was set up for...
  • India's opening woes sorted, at one end January 18, 2015

    Rohit Sharma and Suresh Raina switched to ODIs in Australia like fish to water after a forgettable Test series, but Shikhar Dhawan lost another round in his battle with bad form, which left one end of India's opening for World Cup sorted and the other still in doubt. India ignored...
  • India in Australia: Consistent Kohli's inconsistent India falters again January 11, 2015

    A Test series win in Australia still remains a pipe dream for India as once again a tour Down Under has gone by where the visitors were caught napping, crouching and fighting for their survival on an occasion which was apt to take home the Border-Gavaskar trophy with the opposition...