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Three teams who can bid for Suresh Raina in mega auction

By BetBarter Staff

February 10, 2022

Suresh Raina has been one of the best performers in the Indian T20 League‘s history. His run with Chennai has been admirable as he has given the franchise his all. He was let go of the team ahead of the mega auction due to the limit on retentions and is now available for the teams to buy.

In all the seasons that he has played, Suresh Raina played for two teams, Chennai and Gujarat. He played for Gujarat when Chennai was banned for two years in 2016 and 2017 but was bought back by Chennai in 2018. He is the fourth-highest run-scorer of all-time in the tournament. In the 205 matches that he has played, Suresh Raina has scored over 5500 runs. He has a century and as many as 39 half-centuries to his name.

Here is a list of teams that can look to buy Suresh Raina in the Indian T20 League

Chennai

As part of all the seasons that Chennai has played, Suresh Raina has done wonders for the team. His legacy for the team is what will attract Chennai to buy him back in the auction. In the middle-order, Raina brings in a lot of experience and skills. If they buy him back, Raina can be a fit in the starting XI for the team. Chennai will surely look to buy back their ‘Chinna Thala.’

Lucknow

Lucknow is the latest addition to the Indian T20 League and they will look to have some players with experience. KL Rahul is a fairly new captain, and the presence of Suresh Raina in the field can help him a lot. The team mentor, Gautam Gambhir has also said that KL Rahul is a work in progress.

Suresh Raina is a very calm player, and he can compliment KL Rahul well. It will be interesting to see him help out the young captain with his straightforward thinking. Apart from that, they will also require him to give solidarity in the middle-order.

Punjab

Punjab is yet another team that is likely to opt for a younger captain. Mayank Agarwal has the highest chances of becoming the team captain. He too will require someone that can help him out with tough decisions on the field. Suresh Raina can be that player. Raina is a very smart player and understands the details of the game. He can be a very good influence for emerging captains. He will also be crucial in guiding them in the knockout stages of the tournament.