Tag: Suresh Raina

Raina holds his own amid towering batsmen

It was a veritable feast, watching, listening and tracking the Indian batting might demolish the hapless New Zealand attack in Christchurch on Sunday. Sachin Tendulkar, closing in on his 36th birthday, enjoyed himself as he scored another big hundred, Yuvraj…

India has positives to take from T20 losses

Two close contests in the T20 format and two successive defeats for Team India at the start of its tour of New Zealand. Yet, unlike many others, I don’t believe the team’s morale will have taken a body blow as…

We-are-like-this-only approach comes a cropper

There is simple, yet chilling, message that the first T20 international at Christchurh held out for the ‘Rock Stars from India’: spend time at the middle, getting used to the pace and bounce before you launch into ambitious strokes. Indeed,…