Full name Suresh Kumar Raina
Born November 27, 1986, Muradnagar, Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh
Current age 31
Major team India
Batting style Left Handed
Bowling style off break
ODI Debut July 30, 2005 v Sri Lanka at Rangiri Dam bulla International Stadium, Rangiri
Height 5 ft. 9 in (175 cm)
Test debut (cap 265) 26 July 2010 v Sri Lanka
Last Test 10 January 2015 v Australia
ODI debut (cap 159) 30 July 2005 v Sri Lanka
Last ODI 17 July 2018 v England
ODI shirt no. 48 (formerly 3 and 30)
T20I debut (cap 8) 1 December 2006 v South Africa
Last T20I 8 July 2018 v England
T20I shirt no. 3
Domestic team information
2002/03–present Uttar Pradesh
2008–2015 Chennai Super Kings (squad no. 3)
2016–2017 Gujarat Lions (squad no. 3)
2018–present Chennai Super Kings (squad no. 3)
Competition Test ODI T20I FC
Matches 18 223 72 104
Runs scored 768 5,568 1,498 6,628
Batting average 26.48 35.46 29.37 41.94
100s/50s 1/7 5/36 1/4 14/43
Top score 120 116* 101 204*
Balls bowled 1,041 2,084 331 3,373
Wickets 13 36 13 41
Bowling average 46.38 49.13 32.46 41.36
5 wickets in innings 0 0 0 0
10 wickets in match 0 N/A N/A 0
Best bowling 2/1 3/34 2/6 3/31
Catches/stumpings 23/– 100/– 36/– 114/–
Source: ESPN Cricinfo, 14 July 2018
Suresh Kumar Raina (About this sound pronunciation (help· info); born 27 November 1986) is an Indian international cricketer. An aggressive left-handed middle-order batsman and an occasional off-spin bowler, he is also regarded as one of the best fielders in world cricket. He plays for Uttar Pradesh in all forms of domestic cricket. He was the captain of the Gujarat Lions in the Indian Premier League, and is the vice-captain of the Chennai Super Kings. He has also captained the Indian cricket team and is the second-youngest player ever to captain India. He is the first of the three Indian batsmen to ever score a century in all three formats of international cricket.
Raina made his ODI debut in July 2005 against Sri Lanka at the age of 19. However, his Test debut came about five years later, in July 2010, against the same opposition. He scored a hundred on his Test debut. He was a part of the Indian squad that won the 2011 World Cup.
He lives in Rajnagar, in Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh. He has three elder brothers Dinesh Raina, Naresh Raina and Mukesh Raina and one elder sister Renu. An article by Suresh Raina was featured in the 2012 book Rahul David: Timeless Steel.
In 2000, Raina decided to play cricket and subsequently moved from his hometown Muradnagar, Ghaziabad, and Uttar Pradesh (near New Delhi) to Luck now, to attend the Guru Go bind Singh Sports College, Luck now. He rose to become the captain of the Uttar Pradesh U-16s and came to prominence amongst Indian selectors in 2002 when he was selected at the age of 15 and a half years for the U-19 tour to England, where he made a pair of half-centuries in the U-19 Test matches. He toured Sri Lanka later that year with the U-17 team. He made his Ranji Trophy debut for Uttar Pradesh against Assam in February 2003 at the age of 16 but did not play another match until the following season. In late 2003, he toured Pakistan for the U-19 Asian ODI Championship before being selected for the 2004 U-19 World Cup, where he scored three half-centuries, including a 90 scored off only 38 balls. He was then awarded a Border-Gavaskar scholarship to train at the Australian Cricket Academy and in early 2005, he made his first-class limited overs debut, and scored 645 runs that season at an average of 53.75.
In 2017, Raina did not manage to remain a regular fixture in the Indian team and was dropped from the Annual Retainer ship of the BCCI.
2010 South Africa tour of India
See also: List of centuries in Twenty20 International cricket
During South Africa’s tour to India in 2010, Raina was called in the squad for the second test but was not selected in the playing XI. He then played against Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe in Zimbabwe as all the other first-choice players were rested from the tournament. India lost the first match under his captaincy against Zimbabwe by six wickets but won the next match against Sri Lanka. Suresh Raina also captained the Indian Cricket team for the T-20 series against Zimbabwe in June 2010 and India won the 2 match series 2–0.He was the leading run scorer in this series. Virat Kohli and R Ash win made their T-20 debuts in Raina’s captaincy.
2010 tour of Sri Lanka
Raina was then brought into the Test squad for the tour of Sri Lanka in July and August 2010. He made his debut in the Second Test after Yuvraj Singh was ill. Sri Lanka made 4/642 declared and India was in trouble at 4/241 when Raina came in to join Sachin Tendulkar. Raina went on to reach the maiden century on debut becoming few of Indian players to do so as the pair put on a double century partnership. Yuvraj recovered in time for the Third Test but the selectors opted to retain Raina. However, due to poor form throughout 2010 (apart from a half-century against Australia at Mohali) and a failure to make any impact on the Centurion Test which South Africa won by an innings, he was dropped in favor of rookie Cheteshwar Pujara for the remainder of the series, in which India battled back to a 1–1 draw. He made 100.
2011 Cricket World Cup
Raina was on the bench through the first half of the 2011 Cricket World Cup as captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni instead went with the in-form Yusuf Pathan. This remained so until the group game against West Indies, which Raina played in place of an injured Virender Sehwag. Against defending champions Australia in the quarter-final, Dhoni made a strategic change, omitting Yusuf Pathan in favour of Raina. Raina responded by assisting Yuvraj Singh in a successful run chase through high pressure, making 34 from 28 balls to carry India to victory. In the semi-final against Pakistan, he batted with tail Enders to score an unbeaten 36, a significant contribution to India’s final tally of 260. He also took Younis Khan’s catch off of Yuvraj’s bowling. Suresh Raina played some crucial knocks in quarter-final and semi-final of the World Cup, which helped India to win the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup. Gary Kirsten, the then coach of India, said ‘Raina won the World Cup for us with some crucial knocks’.
Captaincy and 2011 West Indies tour
India toured West Indies after the World Cup with captain MS Dhoni rested and Vice-captain Virender Sehwag injured. Gautam Gambhir was named the captain for the One-dayers and T20’s with Raina as his deputy. But due to injury Gambhir was ruled out, with Raina captaining with Harbhajan as his deputy. India won the series, but Raina averaged just 16.4. In the Test matches, he scored 232 runs at the average of 46.4 scoring crucial fifties in each Test.
2011 tour of England
Raina was selected for the England tour in July. There was a lot of debate on who should play the first Test at Lord’s, Yuvraj or Raina. But a century in a practice match against Somerset sealed a place for him in the playing eleven. Apart from a half-century in the first Test at Lord’s, Raina managed just 27 runs from seven innings. He struggled against short bowling and in the final Test was out for a 29-ball duck, the longest in India’s Test history.
Raina at the SCG in January 2015.
Raina running through a poor form in the Test series especially in the last match made some impact in the 5 match-ODI series though the team was unable to secure a win at all. He top-scored in a rain-affected game at the Lord’s scoring a commendable 84 from 75 balls.
2012 Tour of Sri Lanka
In the first ODI, Raina played an attacking 45 ball, 50-run knock to help India reach 314. They eventually won the match by 21 runs on 21 July 2012.
In the second ODI he was out for 1 but he came back stronger in the third ODI where he played a blistering 45 balls 65 to hand India a five-wicket win and he eventually also won the man of the match award for his performance. Gambhir too scored a century in that match.
He continued his good form in the 4th ODI as he scored his 3rd half-century of the series and helped India beat Sri Lanka by 6 wickets by scoring 58*.and mujeeb helped him
He was out for a duck in the last ODI.
After the Tour of Sri Lanka, When England team came to India, he was dropped and gave away his spot to Yuvraj Singh, Who made a comeback after suffering from Cancer.
2012–13 England tour of India
Raina registered strong performances in this series, which India won 3–2. He scored 277 runs at an average of 92.33 with four consecutive half-centuries but only two of them in a winning cause. He became 13th Indian batsman to cross 4000 international runs, in his 159th ODI and got his first Man of the Series award in this format. At the end of the series, he broke into the ICC top 10 ranked batsmen for the first time in his career.
2014–15 tour of Australia
Suresh was included into India’s test squad after almost two years. Raina was selected in the final Test match at Sydney, under the captaincy of Virat Kohli. Later on, he announced his return to form in the Tri-Series with a flamboyant 51 against Australia.
Suresh Raina was not selected in India’s first tour to USA, where they play West Indies for 2 T20Is. However, he made a reentry to the ODI team for a series against New Zealand. Later he was ruled out due to Chikungunya .
He was selected for a T20 series against England. In that series, he made a strong comeback. He scored a 63 in the 3rd T20.
In January 2018, he was recalled into Indian side for a 3 match T20I series against South Africa. He had a strike rate of 154, and his performance of 43 off 24 balls and a wicket in the last T20 helped India to seize the series 2-1. He was awarded Man of the Match in the same match. In October 2018, he was named in India C’s squad for the 2018–19 Deodhar Trophy.
In 2011, India toured West Indies after the World Cup with captain MS Dhoni rested and Vice-captain Virender Sehwag injured. Gautam Gambhir was named the captain for the One-dayers and T20’s with Raina as his deputy. But due to injury, Gautam Gambhir was ruled out with Raina captaining with Harbhajan Singh as his deputy. India won the series, and his captaincy was highly appreciated by former west-Indian legends. He was again declared captain of the young Indian cricket team during 2014 Bangladesh series in 2014 while all the regular players of Indian cricket were rested. He led his team for 2–0 victory in the series. His personal performance was also splendid in the low scoring series as he captained the side very aggressively throughout the series. He was praised all over the world for his captaincy skills which he displayed during the 2nd ODI of this series. India was all out scoring 104 runs while batting first and Suresh Raina and his young team defended 104 runs and won the match by 54 runs. His captaincy was the deciding factor of this match along with Stuart Binny’s bowling performance.
Indian Premier League
Raina was signed by the Chennai Super Kings for US$650,000 for the first three years of the tournament. Raina made significant contributions in the first edition of the tournament to compensate the Chennai Super Kings over the losses of key players like Matthew Hayden, Michael Hussey and Jacob Orem. He played a vital Man of the Match performance in the last league fixture to give Chennai Super Kings the win they required to qualify for the semi-finals. Ultimately the Super Kings finished Again in 2010 IPL, Raina’s consistent batting throughout the series won him applause and became the all-time run-getter of the league surpassing Australian legend Adam Gilchrist halfway down the tournament. He also captained the Super Kings for three matches in skipper Dhoni’s absence and took some sensational catches in the field. He scored 520 runs in all, making him the third highest run-getter of the series and the first for Chennai. He also was awarded “best fielder” by the BCCI ahead of the finals. He played a vital half-century which turned the final to Chennai’s tide who ultimately went on to become the champions beating the Mumbai Indians.
At the end of the season, Raina set the record for most runs scored in the tournament, with 421, 434, and 520 and also taking the most no. of catches, two records that are still unbroken. Raina also hit the second maximum no. of sixes behind Adam Gilchrist in the three editions of the league. He was retained by the Super Kings for the 2011 Indian Premier League along with Murali Vijay, Albie Morkel and skipper MS Dhoni.
In the 2011 IPL too, Raina maintained his reputation as the leading run-scorer with 438 runs, again being the only player to cross 400 do so for all the seven seasons. His most crucial knock came against the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Qualifier where he played a stunning innings to get the game back to Chennai’s favour.
Despite struggling to find form in the initial stages of the 2012 IPL, Raina found form in the latter stages and finished the tournament as Chennai’s leading run scorer, scoring 441 runs and on the course became the only player to score 400 runs in every IPL. He scored a blistering 73 in the final against Kolkata Knight Riders and added 116 with Mike Hussey, who scored a magnificent 86, to help his team put a big total on board. He became the first player in the history of IPL to cross the mark of 2000 IPL runs.
In 2013, IPL Raina scored 548 runs at a healthy average of 42.15 and strike rate of 150.13. At the start of the season he was struggling with his form but in the later half, he regained his form. He scored his maiden hundred in IPL against Kings XI Punjab. Raina scored an astonishing 99 not out of 52 deliveries against Sun risers Hyderabad and helped Chennai Super Kings to score a mammoth 223 runs. This was Chennai Super Kings 3rd highest total. In the 1st Qualifier against MI he along with Hussey pounded MI bowlers to reach a score of 193 for 1.
On 30 May 2014, he made 87 runs out of 25 balls against Kings XI Punjab. He missed the fastest century of the cricketing history by just 13 runs due to a run out. In Champions League Twenty20 final he played a blistering knock scoring 109* off just 62 balls and made Chennai Super Kings win the 2nd CLT20 title.
In 2016, Raina was signed for the Gujarat Lions after the suspension of CSK. He captained the team for the season, and remained consistent with batting, scoring 399 runs in 15 innings. Raina had to leave for the Netherlands in between of season 9 for birth of his first child thus making him miss his first ever match in nine seasons of IPL
In IPL 2018, Raina was retained by the returning Super Kings for a price tag of 11 crore ($1.7 million). During the second game of the tournament, Raina suffered a calf injury, due to which he was ruled out of the next two games. This will be the first time Raina misses a CSK game. However, Raina returned after just one game.
He is the third batsman in the world and first Indian to hit a T20I century.
Raina was the first ever batsman to score a T20I century when batting at number 3 position or lower as well as in World T20 history as he did it in the 2010 ICC World T20.
He is the first Indian batsman to score centuries in all the three formats of the game.
He was the twelfth Indian player to score test century on debut.
He is the only Indian to score centuries in both T20I and ODI World Cup.
He is the First Indian player to score 6000 and more runs in Twenty20 career.
He is the first Player to score 3000 runs in the IPL.
He holds the record of most no.of catches (86) in the IPL.
He was the second world and first Indian player to hit 100 sixes in the IPL.
He is the first and only player to have scored over 400 runs in 7 consecutive (2008–2014) IPL seasons.
He is the first and only Indian player to have scored century in IPL, CLT20 and T20I.
He is the highest run scorer in the CLT20 (842 runs)
He holds the record for scoring the most number of fifties in Champions League T20 history (6)
He has a record of most consecutive appearances for a team 158. Chennai Super Kings.
At the raw age of 18, a fresh-faced Suresh Raina broke into the Indian ODI squad with a reputation of possessing loads of talent, similar to the way Yuvraj Singh broke into the international scene. However, Raina’s career has since resembled a cardiograph showing variable readings at different junctures.
Making his ODI debut against Sri Lanka, Raina fell for a first-ball duck to a Muttiah Muralidaran doosra in 2005. But a determined effort to validate his selection soon hallmarked his approach. Often, after disappointments at the international level, Raina came back with strong domestic displays in the Ranji Trophy and the Indian T20 League to knock hard on the doors of the selectors.
When he returned after being dropped for a year and half in 2008, he came back with a bang with good performances in the Asia Cup. By the time Raina made a commanding century on his Test debut against Sri Lanka in 2010, he already had ample limited overs experience with nearly 100 ODIs, three successful seasons of the Indian T20 League and a captaincy stint; all at the age of 23. However, his shaky technique against quality pace bowling and more importantly his inefficiency to tackle steep bounce kept him on the shores of the Test squad more often than not.
He then became the first Indian player to score a ton in all formats of the game when he smashed South Africa all-round the park in the 2010 World T20. He played a small but vital hand in India winning the World Cup in 2011 and has always remained in the side with the odd bad phase. Post 2015 though, his form has dipped and he has lost his place in the ODI side. His Indian T20 League form is on the decline but he still remains in the frame for the shortest format of the game.
Batting and Fielding Averages
Mat Inns No Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 18 31 2 768 120 26.48 1445 53.14 1 7 100 4 23 0
ODIS 226 194 35 5615 116 35.31 6005 93.50 5 36 476 120 102 0
T20IS 78 66 11 1604 101 29.16 1190 134.79 1 5 145 58 42 0
First-class 104 168 10 6628 204 41.94 10551 62.81 14 43 873 67 114 0
List A 299 266 41 8074 129 35.88 8539 94.55 7 55 710 171 137 0
Twenty20 296 280 44 7928 126 33.59 5694 139.23 4 47 709 299 156 0
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 18 22 1041 603 13 46.38 3.47 80.07 0 0 0
ODIS 226 101 2126 1811 36 50.30 5.11 59.05 0 0 0
T20IS 78 27 349 442 13 34.00 7.59 26.84 0 0 0
First-class 104 98 3373 1696 41 41.36 3.01 82.26 0 0 0
List A 299 145 3329 2788 63 44.25 5.02 52.84 2 0 0
Twenty20 296 116 1509 1827 53 34.47 7.26 28.47 1 0 0
Split by Team in Tests
Mat Inns BARU BAAV SR HS HU FI CT ST OV MAD WI ER
Australia 3 5 0 118 23.60 66.29 86 0 1 3 0 28 4 1
England 4 8 0 105 13.12 41.66 78 0 1 4 0 63.4 5 4
New Zealand 5 7 0 84 12.00 43.97 55 0 1 5 0 40 8 5
South Africa 1 2 0 6 3.00 37.50 5 0 0 0 0 7 0 0
Sri Lanka 2 3 1 223 111.50 58.07 120 1 1 4 0 5 0 0
West Indies 3 6 1 232 46.40 54.71 82 0 3 7 0 29.5 5 3
Split by Team in ODIs
Mat Inns BARU BAAV SR HS HU FI CT ST OV MAD WI ER
Australia 25 21 4 537 31.58 94.54 71* 0 4 14 0 36 0 2
Bangladesh 13 13 6 481 68.71 109.07 116* 1 3 6 0 35 2 4
England 37 32 3 1207 41.62 92.06 100 1 11 12 0 58 1 7
New Zealand 13 11 3 274 34.25 110.48 66 0 1 3 0 11 0 1
Pakistan 20 15 3 510 42.50 85.00 84 0 2 15 0 8.3 0 1
South Africa 19 17 0 355 20.88 88.30 58 0 2 11 0 50 0 2
Sri Lanka 55 47 10 1282 34.64 94.54 106 1 9 25 0 64.2 0 5
West Indies 33 30 3 621 23.00 83.13 71 0 3 10 0 75.3 2 12
Zimbabwe 8 7 3 247 61.75 93.56 110* 1 1 3 0 6 0 1
Ireland 1 0 0 – 0.00 0 0 0 0 10 0 1
Hong Kong 1 1 0 101 101.00 148.52 101 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
United Arab Emirates 1 0 0 – 0.00 0 0 3 0 0 0 0
Split by Team in T20Is
Mat Inns BARU BAAV SR HS HU FI CT ST OV MAD WI ER
Australia 10 9 2 170 24.28 132.81 49* 0 0 3 0 5 0 1
Bangladesh 8 6 0 128 21.33 123.07 47 0 0 5 0 3 0 1
England 13 11 2 292 32.44 135.81 63 0 1 6 0 9 0 1
New Zealand 4 4 1 89 29.66 125.35 61* 0 1 0 0 4 0 1
Pakistan 6 5 2 47 15.66 109.30 35* 0 0 7 0 3 0 1
South Africa 12 11 1 338 33.80 147.59 101 1 0 9 0 15.1 0 4
Sri Lanka 12 10 1 265 29.44 131.18 63 0 1 7 0 15 0 4
West Indies 5 4 1 40 13.33 100.00 32 0 0 0 0 4 0 0
Zimbabwe 2 2 1 100 100.00 163.93 72* 0 1 2 0 0 0 0
Ireland 3 2 0 79 39.50 154.90 69 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
United Arab Emirates 1 0 0 – 0.00 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
Afghanistan 2 2 0 56 28.00 121.73 38 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
Last 5 Matches in Tests
SURESH RAINA MARRIED WITH PRIYANKA CHAUDHARY
Priyanka Chaudhary Raina is the wife of Indian cricketer Suresh Raina. Check out this biography to know about her childhood, family life, achievements and fun facts about her.
Birthday: June 18, 1986
Famous: Family Members Indian Women
Sun Sign: Gemini
Age: 32 Years, 32 Year Old Females
Born In: Muradnagar, Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh
Famous As: Wife of Suresh Raina
Height: 1.67 M
Father: Tejpal Chaudhary
Mother: Sushila Devi Chaudhary
Children: Gracia Raina
Priyanka Chaudhary Raina is an Indian software engineer, former banker and social worker, who is best known as the wife of cricketer Suresh Raina. She previously worked for companies like Accenture and Wipro. At the time of her marriage to Raina, she was working as a senior software tester for ING in Bijlmer neighborhood of Amsterdam, Netherlands, but left her job to raise her child and later became involved in charity. Along with her husband, she is the co-founder of Gracia Raina Foundation, which is an NGO that promotes mother and child wellness. On November 19, 2017, she delivered a TED speech on behalf of her foundation at an independent TED event organized by ‘TEDxWhitefield’ in Bangalore, Karnataka. She has a radio talk show on Red FM titled ‘The Priyanka Raina Show’. She also writes blogs regularly on topics close to her heart, primarily focusing on creating awareness on pregnancy, motherhood, child-rearing and mental wellness of pregnant women and new mothers. Prior to launching the foundation, she had been involved with other NGOs like Palma, Food Bank Network and Nanhi-Jaan at PGI in Chandigarh.
Rise to Stardom
Priyanka Chaudhary Raina took the Indian news outlets by storm after news of her upcoming marriage to cricketer Suresh Raina was revealed in early 2015. Rumors of his marriage was doing the rounds of tabloids when Suresh Raina was out in Australia for the World Cup. After his return, it was reported that the ‘rake’ ceremony was held on March 12, 2015. This created a lot of interest on the bride and made the low-key girl an internet celebrity.
Growing up in the same neighborhood, Priyanka and Suresh Raina have known each other for a long time and have been childhood friends. Her father was Suresh’s sports teacher in Ghaziabad. Both their mothers were also very close to each other. However, the two lost touch after her family moved to Punjab and he began travelling constantly due to his cricket career. In 2008, after she shifted to Netherlands, they once met briefly for five minutes at the Delhi airport when Suresh was going to Bangalore for an IPL game. However, in 2015, while he was away playing cricket for India in the Cricket World Cup in Australia and New Zealand, his mother fixed his marriage to her old friend’s daughter, Priyanka.
His mother called him in Australia to give him the news that his marriage has been fixed with a childhood friend. After that the two began talking on the phone and developed a relationship. As such, they consider it an arranged marriage, even though they were in love by the time they got married a few weeks later on April 3, 2015. The pre-wedding celebrations started a couple days earlier during which their low-key engagement ceremony was held at his Ghaziabad residence. The following day, Priyank Sukhija, Raina’s friend and famous restaurateur, hosted a bachelor party for him at his business venue, Lutyens Cocktail House, in New Delhi. The wedding event was hosted at The Leela Palace, Delhi.
Priyanka Chaudhary Raina was born on June 18, 1986 in Muradnagar, Ghaziabad, and Uttar Pradesh to Tejpal Singh and his wife Sushila. Her father is a sports coach in Ghaziabad. She has two brothers, Abhishek and Vive, both of whom are engineers. She completed her Beach from Krishna Institute of Engineering and Technology. Her family later moved to Rajnagar, Ghaziabad and after completing her studies, she relocated to Netherlands to pursue her banking job.
She prides herself for her ability to balance charity work, family life and motherhood. She also finds time to go to the gym regularly to stay fit. While she thinks that being a woman entrepreneur is difficult as women have more responsibilities, she also feels that women are great at multi-tasking.
After the birth of her daughter, Gracia Raina, Piranha Chaudhary Raina left her job in Amsterdam and returned to India to take care of her child. Her experiences as a young mother made her sensitive towards the needs of numerous new mothers and children all over the country who are less privileged than her. This inspired her to become a social worker and she got the full support of both her and her husband’s families.
In May 2017, on their daughter’s first birthday, she and her husband announced the launch of the non-profit organization, Gracia Raina Foundation. The foundation is dedicated to ensure the well-being of underprivileged mothers and their children across the country and to provide them with opportunities for a sustainable livelihood.