Ahead of the five matches One-day International series starting from 20th August, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Suresh Raina, Kedar Jadhav and Dhawal Kulkarni sweat out at National Cricket Academy, Bengaluru. Both Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Suresh Raina have created lots of partnership in One-day international Cricket for India in the past which has helped the Men in Blue win matches out of hopeless situations. Both Dhoni and Raina put on 196 not out runs partnership during the 2015 World Cup game at Auckland.
Since then things have changed for Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Suresh Raina. The former Indian captain played in the ODI series against West Indies. He has been struggling in ODI format to be a finisher. In the West Indies ODI series, Dhoni scored 78*, 54. India won that series by 3-1.
The left handed batsmen Suresh Raina might be recalled into the ODI series against Sri Lanka. He played his last ODI match on 25th October 2015 against South Africa. Raina could play an important role in India’s ODI team as he has the ability to complete the game and help team India to win matches.
— Suresh Raina?? (@ImRaina) August 11, 2017
Suresh Raina trained hard for two months in Amsterdam and then came back to India to train at the National Cricket Academy. He has played a total of 223 ODI matches scoring a total of 5568 runs at an average of 35.46 runs.
With lots of ODI cricket coming in the next few months against Australia, New Zealand, and Sri Lanka, Suresh Raina would get a chance during the five match ODI series against Sri Lanka. India is currently playing the 3rd test match at Kandy starting from today.
— Jasprit Bumrah (@Jaspritbumrah93) August 10, 2017
Suresh Raina is an important member for India in ODI format. Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Suresh Raina trained hard at NCA and made sure that they remain fit for the ODI series. The team selection for ODI series will take place tomorrow.