143 IPL Matches, 139 innings, 20 times Not Out, 3985 IPL Run’s, Highest Score 100, 26 fifties, 138.75 IPL Strike Rake, 157 IPL Sixes and 24 IPL wickets, yes I am talking about Suresh Raina. The only batsman from India who has scored a century in all formats of Cricket. Gujarat Lions skipper Suresh Raina holds the record for not missing an Indian Premier League (IPL) match since its origin in 2008.
"I'm flying to Holland to meet my wife tomorrow and I'm all excited," Raina said at the post-match interview after Gujarat Lions beat Kolkata Knight Riders by five wickets at the Eden Gardens on Sunday (May 8, 2016).
Before the formation of Gujarat Lions, Suresh Raina played for Chennai Super Kings under MS Dhoni captainship for first 7 IPL Season, he was in the IPL Champions squad for 2 times. In 2016 IPL season Suresh Raina was named skipper of the new IPL franchise Gujarat Lions. Gujarat Lions are doing very good in this year's IPL under his captainship. Out of 11 matches they won 7 and currently they secured 2nd place in IPL Points Table (5TH May, 2016).
So the main question arises is that who’s going to lead Gujarat Lions in next IPL Match against Royal Challengers Bangalore?
The Gujarat Lions have 2 options with themselves, First option is Brendon McCullum and the Second option is Aaron Finch. Both of them have IPL captaincy experience with 26.92% and 20% win percentage respectively. Brendon McCullum is the only captain who led New Zealand to the World Cup Final. On the other hand Aaron Finch has the experience of leading Australia T-20 side. So who is it going to be?
Whoever captains the side, I wish all the best to the whole team of Gujarat and Bangalore.
- Written by Rohit Mahadik
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