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Suresh Raina Biography

Suresh Raina
Suresh Raina is an attacking left handed batsman and an occasional spin bowler. He was born on 27th November, 1986 in Uttar Pradesh, India. He made his test debut in 2010 and played his first on day international in 2005. He is also playing for Chennai Super Kings in Indian Premier League matches since 2008. In addition, he plays for Uttar Pradesh in all domestic matches. He is the only Indian player to have scored centuries in all the three forms of cricket. On his test debut in 2010, he scored a century against Sri Lanka.

Son of a former military officer, Suresh Raina hails from a Kashmiri Pundit family and his family moved from Kashmir to Uttar Pradesh in 1980, where he was born. When he decided to become a professional cricket player, he attended the special course in specialist Government Sports College in Lucknow and was selected to play the Under 16 team and was noticed by the selection committee due to his solid performances in various cricket matches. He has also played for the Under 19 team in 2004 world cup. In one such match, he scored 90 runs in just 38 balls and he was offered Border-Gavaskar scholarship to undergo training under the guidance of Australian Cricket Academy in 2005.

As and when he was selected to play for India, he has contributed his mite by playing well. He has also played many solid and useful knocks in quarter final and semi final of the 2011 world cup, in which India won the world cup. In general he is considered very much fit for one day and T 20 matches than for five day test matches. As far as his IPL batting record is concerned, he has smashed 3325 runs with an average of 35.14 and strike rate of 141.06. in May, 2014, he scored 87 runs of just 25 balls for Chennai Super Kings against Kings XI Punjab and this is one of his best knocks.

A bright future is waiting for this young and talented cricketer as he has already established himself as a reliable batsman in all forms of cricket, especially in shorter version of cricket matches.