New Delhi: Suresh Raina is one of the best IPL players, who impressed with his fielding techniques in the international platform, as well as the IPL. Last year, he did not feature in the IPL, the most successful batsman for CSK would be ready to go.
Take a look at Raina’s best IPL knocks in history:
100 (53) vs Kings XI Punjab – 2013
This is Raina’s only hundred in the IPL. 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. This knock helped CSK reach 186 in their 20 overs, and Punjab lost the match by 15 runs. Also in 2013, coming in to bat at 27/1, Raina scored an outstanding 99 not out off 52 deliveries with seven fours and six sixes against Sunrisers Hyderabad and helped Chennai Super Kings to score a huge 223 runs.
87 (25) vs Kings XI Punjab – 2014
He missed the fastest century of cricketing history by just 13 runs due to runout. For his performances in 2014, he was named in the Cricinfo IPL XI. This could be the best T20 knock ever. It was the 2nd qualifier, CSK faced off against KXIP. He smashed 12 four and six sixes. But unfortunately, they lose the game.
73 (50) vs Royal Challengers Bangalore – 2011
Raina maintained his reputation as the leading run-scorer with 438 runs, again being the only player to cross 400 do so for all seven seasons. Virat Kohli smashed an unbeaten 70 from 44 deliveries, in the first qualifier. That helped them set a target of 176. CSK were off to the worst possible start as they were reduced to 7/2 but Raina added 63 runs with Badrinath and 61 with MS Dhoni to take the team to win the match.