SURESH RAINA

  • World Cup: Well begun, Team India youngsters need to keep going 2 days ago

    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 3 days ago

    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 4 days ago

    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...
  • 4th Test: Kohli, Rahul tons lead India's fightback, still trail by 230 on Day 3 January 8, 2015

    KL Rahul scored his maiden Test century and Virat Kohli his fourth of the series as India reached 342 for 5 at stumps on Day 3 of the fourth and final Test at the Sydney Cricket Ground. India were still trailing by 230 runs with Kohli (140) and Wriddhiman Saha (14)...
  • Axar Patel, Suresh Raina in selection radar ahead of 4th Test January 1, 2015

    Mahendra Singh Dhoni's sudden retirement from Test cricket has left the Indian think-tank fretting over the ideal playing combination that will take on Australia in the fourth and final Test at the SCG starting next Tuesday. While Wriddhiman Saha's selection by virtue of being the back-up keeper is a certainty, the...
  • Ram Charan to portray cricketer Suresh Raina in 'MS Dhoni - The Untold Story' December 7, 2014

    According to sources, actor Ram Charan has signed his second Bollywood film. It is going to be a biopic of Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni with the title 'MS Dhoni - The Untold Story'. But Ram Charan will portray cricketer Suresh Raina's character which is a crucial part in the...
  • Moment of reckoning in Australia for Suresh Raina December 6, 2014

    Rivalries are born, they never die. One such rivalry is India versus Australia - one of the most celebrated in international cricket. When they play, the world sits and takes notice. But it hasn't been an ideal setting for the next edition of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy. The tragic death of...
  • India in Australia: No. 6, third pacer up for debate after first tour game November 26, 2014

    India had a decent workout during their first two days in office on the tour of Australia. Every bowler deployed got among wickets, India bowled out the opponents and then the batting unit had a good hit with five of them scoring half-centuries. Albeit the visitors faced a Cricket Australia XI...
  • Suresh Raina does a MS Dhoni, becomes co-owner of a HIL team November 17, 2014

    Lucknow: Following in the footsteps of Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Suresh Raina has become the second cricketer to be associated with the Hero Hockey India League (HHIL) after he was named on Monday as the co-owner of the Uttar Pradesh Wizards franchise. Raina's association with HHIL comes closely on the heels of...
  • Suresh Raina rested for final ODI against Sri Lanka November 15, 2014

    Ranchi: With the series already in pocket, the Indian team management has decided to rest senior batsman Suresh Raina for the fifth and final ODI on Sunday. "For tomorrow's game, we don't have Suresh available," India assistant coach Sanjay Bangar told reporters on the eve of their fifth ODI at the...
  • India's Test squad for Australia: all bases covered November 11, 2014

    A tour of Australia brings with it a fair bit of mystery filled with a tinge of romance, as where else do you find sea-gulls flocking around at the end of the boundary ropes, so what if it has an equitable share of carnage with some players returning with a...
  • KL Rahul, Naman Ojha, Karn Sharma included in India's Test squad for Australia November 10, 2014

    India captain MS Dhoni will miss the first Test on the tour of Australia due to injury while Karnataka's in-form young opener KL Rahul, talented Railways legspinner Karn Sharma and Madhya Pradesh wicketkeeper batsman Naman Ojha have made it to India's 19-member Test squad for the four-Test tour. Dhoni has been...
  • 1st ODI: All-round India thrash Sri Lanka by 169 runs in Cuttack November 2, 2014

    Riding on centuries from Ajinkya Rahane and Shikhar Dhawan and an impressive bowling display by Ishant Sharma (4 for 34), India cruised to a comfortable 169-run win over Sri Lanka in the first one-day international at the Barabati Stadium in Cuttack. The Lankan batting, which had the experience of Kumar Sangakkara,...
  • India and Virat Kohli hit back October 12, 2014

    The struggle and turmoil of Virat Kohli seems to have abated after his 78-ball 62 against West Indies in the second one-dayer on Saturday at the Feroz Shah Kotla. Kohli has been struggling for form since the last tour of England, but at his home turf he stayed patient and was...