Birth Name : Suresh Kumar Raina
Date of birth : 27/11/1986
Place of birth : Muradnagar, Uttar Pradesh, India
Category : Cricket
Suresh Raina is Indian Cricketer from Rainawari, Srinagar, Jammu & Kashmir now living in Rajnagar town in Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh. He was born on November 27, 1986 at Muradnagar, Uttar Pradesh, India. His parents are 'Triloki Chand' and 'Parvesh Raina', his brother is 'Dinesh Raina'. He is the highest run-getter and has taken the most catches in the IPL. He has played in the most matches in the IPL, playing all of the matches for the Chennai Super Kings.
Raina started playing cricket in 2000. He became the captain of the Uttar Pradesh U-16s 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. Raina was selected to participate in the Challenger Series in 2005 and after injury to Sachin Tendulkar and suspension to captain Sourav Ganguly, he was selected for the Indian Oil Cup 2005 in Sri Lanka.
He chance to become a regular member of the Indian middle order during the 2006 tour of Pakistan, after vice-captain 'Virender Sehwag' returned home injured. He was only required to bat in one match, in which he helped guide the latter part of the successful run chase in the fourth ODI. Raina scored his maiden hundred against Hong Kong during the 2008 Asia Cup. His 66 balls hundred was at the time, the second fastest century in Indian ODI history.
He was on the bench through the first half of the 2011 Cricket World Cup as captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni went with the in-form Yusuf Pathan. This remained so until the group game against West Indies, which he started due to an injury to Virender Sehwag. 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.
As A Captain
After the World Cup Captain 'MS Dhoni' was rested and Vice captain 'Virender Sehwag' was injured. 'Gautam Gambhir' was named 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. Suresh Raina was highly appreciated for his captaincy during the tour. Many West Indian legends firmly believed that he can prove to be an outstanding leader.