Like MS Dhoni, Suresh Raina is another player who has been associated with Chennai Super Kings since the IPL 2008 season. Suresh Raina was the leading run-scorer in the Indian Premier League ahead of IPL 2020. The left-handed batsman Raina did not feature in IPL 2020, due to which Virat Kohli surpassed him as the leading run-scorer in IPL. With 5368 runs in 193 IPL games, Suresh Raina is the second-most run-scorer in the tournament.
Raina’s exit from last season cost CSK a big price. The team’s batting department failed on a large scale in IPL 2020. Although few players like Faf du Plessis, Ambati Rayudu and Shane Watson tried their best in the batting zone, Suresh Raina’s absence came as a big blow to the team. With Raina’s comeback in IPL 2021, CSK will have a stronger batting line-up this time and Raina will be one player who will be part of playing 11 in every game.