Indian cricketer Suresh Raina is sweating it out in the nets for Chennai Super Kings ahead of Indian Premier League 2019. Raina has been a vital member of CSK’s core team since its inception and has scored more than anyone else in the tournament. The official Twitter handle of Chennai Super Kings uploaded pictures of its players training in the nets.
Raina has not played for the team India since July 2018 and will look to get into the national squad with his good IPL performance. From 176 IPL matches, Raina have amassed 4,985 runs at an average of 34.37. Raina is just 15 runs away from becoming the first player in the IPL to score 5,000 runs and will look to achieve it on March 23.
The dates for 2019 edition of Indian Premier League have been announced by the organisers. Defending champions Chennai Super Kings will play Virat Kohli-led Royal Challengers Bangalore in the opener on March 23 in Chennai’s Chepauk Stadium.
However, the dates announced are only for first seventeen matches, where each team will play a minimum of 4 matches each while Delhi and Bangalore will play five matches. Every team will play two away and two home matches with Delhi playing three home matches and Bangalore playing three away games.