SA v IND 2018: Watch- Suresh Raina sweats it out at practice ahead of comeback series

India and South Africa play the first T20I on Sunday.

Suresh Raina | Twitter

India wrapped up the ODI series 5-1 with a thumping 8-wicket win on Friday, but they don't have much time on their hands to celebrate what was a historic series win, as the teams battle it out in the shortest format over a series of 3 matches starting on Sunday at Johannesburg.

With India's top three in Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli doing much of the batting in the ODI series, rest of the battling line-up hasn't got much time in the middle and this prompted many team members to have a hit in the nets on Saturday, including former skipper MS Dhoni.

However the attention was mainly on Suresh Raina, who is making his comeback in the Indian team after almost an year. With the primary focus being on fitness in the current Indian regime under Virat Kohli, Raina had to pass through the Yo-Yo Test and go back to domestic cricket where he performed well especially in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy.

Raina's track record in limited overs formats is very impressive and he will be looking to prove a point and cement himself in the Indian team once again. With Kedar Jadhav not grabbing the crucial number six slot, and Hardik Pandya not delivering consistently as a finisher, Raina will also be eyeing a spot in the ODI squad when the team travels to England in July.

Here is a video posted by BCCI of Suresh Raina in full flow at the nets:


By Saurabh Malhotra - 17 Feb, 2018

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