IPL 2021
Suresh Raina Enjoys His Time With Three Musketeers In CSK Squad
By CricShots - Apr 2, 2021 1:05 pm
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The countdown to the 14th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) has already started and it’s not just fans who cannot contain their excitement. Even players are gung-ho about the upcoming 14th edition of the cash-rich league, as evident from the latest post of the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) veteran player Suresh Raina.

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Suresh Raina

Raina missed the last edition of IPL, but he is the most consistent player in the history of the tournament as he has amassed 5,368 runs in 193 games, the 34-year-old batting mainstay of CSK is the second-highest run-getter in IPL history. Sitting next to teammates Robin Uthappa and Dwayne Bravo, Suresh Raina is all smiles and has captioned the post: “Three Musketeers together again!!”


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West Indies all-rounder Dwayne Bravo missed most parts of the IPL 2020 due to an injury. For Uthappa, who began his IPL career with Mumbai Indians in 2008, CSK will be his sixth franchise. He was traded by Rajasthan Royals for the upcoming season ahead of the auction.

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Uthappa played for Royal Challengers Bangalore in the 2009 and 2010 seasons. He then went to Pune Warriors India for 2011, 2012, and 2013 seasons, before being acquired by Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) for six consecutive seasons – from 2014 to 2019. In 2020, he represented Rajasthan Royals.

A few days ago, in another Instagram post on CSK’s official handle, Uthappa said shared the feeling of getting back to the field. Looking forward to his stint with CSK, he added, “It’s good to be wearing yellow”.

The CSK camp has also been strengthened by the arrival of England all-rounder Sam Curran, with his international commitments over, he will be expected to have a successful IPL stint with his Chennai side. Some of the other players in the CSK camp, who did not feature in the limited-overs leg of the India vs England series, have joined the team well in advance.

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India’s Test specialist Cheteshwar Pujara is among those who joined the camp in Mumbai earlier and has already started their practice in the yellow jersey for the first time. This February, during the auction, he was bought by CSK at his base price of ₹50 lakhs.

CSK will be locking horns with the Delhi Capitals in Mumbai in their first game of the season on April 10. A day earlier, on April 9, the tournament kicks off with the game between defending champions Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore.