Suresh Raina, Indian Premier League 2019
Suresh Raina (Credits - AFP)

The stylish southpaw of India Suresh Raina has always been one of the greatest assets for the Indian National Cricket Team. However, poor fitness has let to his ouster from the team but he made a fine comeback with decent performance in England but surprisingly, he was once again sacked from the team.

Suresh Raina has been one of the top contributors for Chennai Super Kings over the years. He has been brilliant for the team in all sections of the game and brings a lot to the table. Meanwhile, in an interview as per Sportskeeda, Suresh Raina revealed that he is looking forward to delivering in Indian Premier League 2019.

Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy helped me to prepare for IPL 2019 – Suresh Raina

Speaking of his preparation for the upcoming Indian Premier League 2019, he quoted that he got the best preparation because of the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy. Further, Raina added that he has been assigned to do multiple things in order to be fit and go for the tournament.

Suresh Raina, Indian Premier League 2019
Suresh Raina (Credits: BCCI)

Further, he showed his optimistic side by saying that the only thing he can put is hard work and the rest will be in the hands of the selectors. He is looking forward to performing in the upcoming edition for Chennai Super Kings.

“I have a mix of activities that I do, I am currently doing a lot of high-intensity workouts in the gym, followed by strength and conditioning sessions. I’m at the nets three-four times a week. The Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy (India’s domestic Twenty20 competition) has given me some match practice before the IPL. As an Indian player, my job is to work hard and hope for the best.”

Wrist Spinners Are Doing Well:

Further speaking of the ICC World Cup 2019, he added that the best team, which can perform under pressure will win the trophy.

My Job Is To Work Hard And Hope For The Best - Suresh Raina
India. (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)

”For me, the most balanced team will win the World Cup. English conditions are helpful for the seamers but in the recent years we have seen spinners also do well,” he added.

He went on to add saying that English conditions will help the fast bowlers but the Indian Wrist spinner has done brilliantly.

Jasprit Bumrah, India vs Australia 2019
Jasprit Bumrah (Credits: PTI)

“Last year when I was playing against Ireland and England, our wrist spinners did really well. Team India is shaping up really well in this regard, a healthy mix of youth and experience. And a pace attack that is bowling beautifully in all conditions. No grey areas as such.”

All in all, it is going to be an important edition of IPL for Suresh Raina in his career. Perhaps, it is the only way for Suresh Raina to prove his worth as a player and get back into the side forĀ ICC World Cup 2019. His decent record in England would help him if he gets runs under his belt in IPL 2019.

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