Suresh Raina is an Indian International Cricketer. He made his first international appearance in an ODI Sri Lanka at Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium, July 30, 2005. He is the first Indian to hit a T20I century.
Full Name: Suresh Kumar Raina
Birth Date: 27 November 1986
Birthplace: Muradnagar, Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh
Jersey Number: 48
Height: 5 ft 9 in
Batting Style: Left-Handed Bat
Bowling Style: Right-arm off-break
Uttar Pradesh, Board Presidents XI, India U19, India Blue, Chennai Super Kings, India, India A, Rest of India, Central Zone, Indians, Gujarat Lions, India Green, India C
Suresh Raina’s International and IPL Debut
Test Debut vs Sri Lanka at Sinhalese Sports Club, Jul 26, 2010
ODI Debut vs Sri Lanka at Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium, July 30, 2005
T20 Debut vs South Africa at The Wanderers Stadium, Dec 01, 2006
IPL Debut vs Kings XI Punjab at Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium, Apr 19, 2008
Suresh Raina Records
- 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 is the only Indian to score centuries in both T20I and ODI World Cup.
- He is the first Indian player to score 6000 as well as 8000 runs in Twenty20 career.
- He was the twelfth Indian player to score a Test century on debut.
Suresh Raina IPL and CLT20 Records
- He is the first-ever cricketer to reach 5,000 runs in IPL.
- He is the second-highest run-scorer in IPL history with 5230 runs.
- He holds the record of most no. of catches (101) in the IPL.
- He is the second after Chris Gayle 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 a 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 the fifties in Champions League T20 history (6).
- He has a record of most consecutive appearances for a team 158, Chennai Super Kings.
- He holds the record of most no. of matches by a player in IPL as he has played 193 matches in 12 seasons of IPL.