Suresh Raina Highest Run Getter in IPL History
Question in detailGujarat Lions skipper Suresh Raina cannot be snubbed when it comes to predicting the Orange Cap winner in IPL 2017. Arguably one of the most consistent batsmen in the league's history, Raina has amassed 4341 runs in 147 IPL innings. Gujarat's batting revolves Raina after their opener batsman Brendon McCullum. And this has been quite palpable in this season too.
While Brendon McCullum enjoys 5th spot on the table as a batsman, Raina is in a rather good position. Raina's match-winning 46-ball 84 against KKR raised him to the top-three on the batsmen's chart. So far in 7 innings, he has struck 275 runs, which include two half-centuries and a couple of 30s. He is just 24 runs short to level the table topper, Hashim Amla (299 runs in 7 innings). These numbers appear enough to make one predict Raina as the orange cap winner in IPL 2017. You too can predict the same, but the fact is that Raina still needs a couple of brilliant knocks to claim the orange cap. At present, he would be concerned about the team's position rather his own.
Of late, Suresh Raina nullified Virat Kohli's record of most runs by an Indian in T20 cricket. Not just that, he surpassed Kohli on run counts in IPL too. He played a captain's knock against KKR to become the highest run getter in IPL history. In the cash rich league alone, Raina has scored 4341 runs in 147 matches. On the whole, the manikin southpaw has stacked up 6673 runs in 251 T20 matches.
In the ongoing IPL season, Raina is looking in a sublime touch with bat. However, he hasn't managed to get his troop up on the point table. He's been superb with bat, but alone gram cannot burst the flood. He needs support from his bowlers and the other batsmen to get his team up. In the 23rd match of the ongoing season, Raina set a new milestone. He became the highest run getter in IPL history with the help of his 46-ball 84.
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