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Suresh Raina returns to Indian nets first time after February 2017

Mohit Mohanan | Updated on: 18 February 2018, 13:33 IST

Suresh Raina is amazed to return to the Team India. All his fans have already shown some excitement through their comments on social media to watch him play again as it has been a year. Raina believes that returning to the Team looks like he is going to wear India's jersey for the first time. He has got place in the T20 team of three matches played on South Africa tour. 

It's been a long time that Suresh Raina has been out of the game and hasn't played since February, 2017. As Indian cricket team members spent time in the nets ahead of the opening T20 of the three-match series, the focus remained firmly on Suresh Raina. The two teams lock horns in the first T20 on Sunday in Johannesburg.


Raina is also looking forward to the 50-over World Cup next year, saying regular performances could help him come back into India’s ODI team. During the conversation, Raina said that T20s against South Africa would be a “do-or-die series” for him.

“I was disappointed for not performing well. But now I feel strong and focused, I have also cleared the Yo-Yo test and feeling positive. During all these months of hard training, the desire to play for India has enhanced and become stronger,” Raina said. “I won’t leave it here. I have to play for India for as long as possible. I am also focussing on the 2019 World Cup because I know I am ready. There is still a lot more to do and I am tremendously confident of doing well,” he added.

First published: 18 February 2018, 13:33 IST