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Former Indian Cricketer Suresh Raina List of Records

Indian former left-handed all-rounder Suresh Raina holds some of the unique records under his name. The sensational southpaw announces his retirement on August 15 followed by MS Dhoni‘s retirement announcement.

Suresh Raina List of Records

The left-handed batsman had made his international debut against Sri Lanka in 2005. He finishes his international career with 18 Tests, 226 ODIs, and 78 T20I caps. On the occasions of his retirement, here’s a look at five unique records held by Raina that will leave the fans in awe.

Suresh raina
Suresh Raina

#1 – Mixed fortunes – Duck on ODI debut, a century on Test debut

Suresh Raina may be one of India’s best-limited overs batsmen, however, his career in the 50-over format did not have an auspicious start, as he was dismissed for a first-ball duck against Sri Lanka. He was dismissed the first ball by Muttiah Muralitharan on his ODI debut as an 18-year-old in 2005.

Surprisingly, the lefty scored his maiden century on his Test debut which also came against Sri Lanka and it remains his only ton in the longest format of the game till date.

#2 – First Indian to score a T20I century

Raina’s 101 against South Africa at the 2010 World Twenty20 in West Indies was the first century by an Indian batsman in T20I cricket. The leftie’s effort is also the only ton by an Indian player at the World Twenty20 Cup.

Despite having tremendous batting prowess, the India team has managed to produce only two T20I century scorers, the other being Rohit Sharma.

#3 – First Indian to hit a ton in all 3 formats

Raina was the first Indian batsman to score a century in all three formats. He scored his maiden ODI hundred against Hong Kong while his first Test ton came against Sri Lanka. In T20Is, Raina scored his first century against South Africa in the 2010 T20 World Cup.

Suresh Raina
Suresh Raina

#4 – Most IPL caps

A regular member of Chennai Super Kings, Raina is also the most capped player in the league. He has played 192 matches so far and looks set to become the first player to play 200 IPL matches in the upcoming season.

#5 – Most consecutive matches in IPL

This record may surprise many but Raina didn’t miss even a single IPL match from 2008 till the mid of IPL 2016. In the 9th edition, the former captain of Gujarat Lions was forced to miss a game to be with his wife for the birth of their first child. In 2018, Raina missed his first game for CSK after 158 matches.

#6 – The first batsman to score 5000 IPL runs

In the opening game of IPL 2019, Raina became the batsman in the history of the league to score 5000 IPL runs. In less than a week, Virat Kohli too joined the elite list. With 5412 runs, he holds a lead of 44 runs over Raina.

Suresh Raina Batting Stats

M Inn Runs HS Avg SR 100 200 50 4s 6s
Test 18 31 768 120 26.48 53.15 1 0 7 100 4
ODI 226 194 5615 116 35.31 93.51 5 0 36 476 120
T20I 78 66 1604 101 29.16 134.79 1 0 5 145 58
IPL 205 200 5528 100 32.52 136.73 1 0 39 506 203


Suresh Raina Bowling Stats

M Inn Runs Wkts BBI BBM Econ SR 5W 10W
Test 18 22 603 13 2/1 2/1 3.48 80.08 0 0
ODI 226 101 1811 36 3/34 3/34 5.11 59.06 0 0
T20I 78 27 442 13 2/6 2/6 7.6 26.85 0 0
IPL 205 69 1118 25 2/0 2/0 7.39 36.32 0 0
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