Suresh Raina Leaves For South Africa, Gathers Support From Cricketing Fraternity
By CricShots - Feb 15, 2018 1:23 pm
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India’s star all-rounder Suresh Raina is back in the Indian cricket team and left for Johannesburg to join Team India for the T20I series against South African along with KL Rahul and Jaydev Unadkat on Thursday. The veteran was picked for the T20Is against South Africa which begins on Sunday.

MS Dhoni and Suresh Raina

Raina posted a photo on social media account with KL Rahul and Jaydev Unadkat. The photo was captioned, “En route Joburg. ✈ can’t wait to get started . ?.”

The visitors showed great character in the Test series but unfortunately ended up losing it 2-1. Virat Kohli and his men have already won the ODI series with a match still left to be played in the series. Now, with the T20I series coming up, the expectations would be to continue the good limited overs form in T20Is as well.

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And for that to happen, the whole team will have to step up. Raina, being a senior member of the team, will be expected to take a step forward and take up a lot of responsibility in the Indian middle-order in the series.

Suresh Raina

While Raina posted a picture with teammates of his comeback, Pakistan pacer Mohammad Amir showed a friendly gesture and wished the batsman luck. Amir made a comment on the post that read, “Good luck bro do well???.”

Apart from Amir, former South Africa legend Jonty Rhodes too wished Raina on his comeback. Rhodes commented, “Sorry I missed u at Dubai airport, my brother; am sitting on @emirates flight to Cape Town! Back yourself and have fun; just rewards for all your hard work!”

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Suresh Raina will be donning the blue jersey after a long gap of a year as he played his last international game in the T20I series against England.

The men in blue are currently playing the ODI series with an unassailable lead of 4-1 with last ODI to go. As they sealed the series on Tuesday at Port Elizabeth. The sixth and final ODI is scheduled to be played on Friday in Centurion and would be followed by a three-match T20 series.