Team India's senior lefthand batsman Suresh Raina is sweating hard for his return to Team India. But if you understand from Brad Hogg's understanding, there is no room for Raina in the current team India.
Edited By Arun Kumar | | Updated: 27 Jul 2020, 01:37:00 PM IST
Senior lefthand batsman Suresh Raina is once again looking for his return to Team India. Raina was also not selected by the selectors for the 2019 World Cup. This time Raina is eyeing a return to Team India for the T20 World Cup. But former Australian spin bowler Brad Hogg feels that there is no spot in Team India for Raina now. However, he has given a scope for Raina's return.
The ICC T20 World Cup was to be played in Australia in October November this year. But due to Kovid-19, it has been postponed till next year. This time, many senior Indian players are ready to stake their claim to return to Team India through the IPL. Among these players is 33-year-old Suresh Raina.
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Raina is an important member of the IPL team captained by Dhoni. Chennai's innings depends a lot around them and Raina will definitely want to claim his return by playing some match-winning knock from here.
Hog was asked by a fan on his YouTube channel 'Hogs Vlog' whether Raina has a chance to return?
Hogs praised Raina during this period, saying that he has been the best fielder and best batsman for India in world cricket. He is a brilliant lefthander batsman.
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However, looking at Virat Kohli's captaincy, the former Chinaman bowler said, “Virat Kohli's eyes are on young cricketers, so there is no room for Raina.”
He said, “ Looking at the current batting lineup of Team India, Virat believes in giving opportunities to the youth. Shreyas Iyer has made it to number 4, where Raina can bat. Raina is a batsman who can bat well in the middle overs. I don't think they are right for lower order batting. In such a situation, I do not think that there is any place left for them.
Hogg further stated that there is only one equation for Raina's return to the T20 squad. If Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul start the innings and Shikhar Dhawan sits out of the team, there could be a chance in the middle order for Raina. But it is disappointing to say that I think Raina will no longer be seen playing in international cricket.