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Will Suresh Raina play his 8th IPL final?

Will Suresh Raina play his 8th IPL final?
CSK vs KKR Final, IPL 2021 final: Will Suresh Raina play his 8th IPL Final? CSK veteran makes extra push in practice session - Watch video
CSK vs KKR Final, IPL 2021 final: Will Suresh Raina play his 8th IPL Final? CSK veteran makes extra push in practice session – Watch video

IPL 2021 Final – CSK vs KKR: Will Suresh Raina play? Chennai Super Kings’ veteran batsman Suresh Raina, who was dropped from CSK’s playing XI after a string of poor batting performance in IPL 2021, was seen sweating it out in gym ahead of the IPL 2021 final where the three-time champions will face Eoin Morgan’s Kolkata Knight Riders at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai on Friday. Now it will be interesting to see if MS Dhoni finds a way to bring back Suresh Raina in CSK’s playing XI. If he does, it will be Raina’s 8th IPL final. 

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Raina posted a video of himself working out in the gym. “Get healthy in body and mind to live a longer and more fulfilled life. #gym #bekind #instagram #reels,” he wrote in the caption. 

IPL 2021 Final – CSK vs KKR: Raina was also seen giving it all in CSK’s practice session ahead of the IPL final against KKR. 

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Why was Suresh Raina dropped? 

IPL 2021 Final – CSK vs KKR: Raina opted out of IPL 2020 citing personal reasons and made a comeback into the side with a fifty in IPL 2021. However, that was the only highlight of his season this year as he has scored just 160 runs in 12 games with an average of 17 and a strike rate of 125.00. He has not looked at his best in this season but CSK needed experience in the middle order. Thus team mangement turned towards Robin Uthappa in the later stages of the league. 

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Suresh Raina in IPL 2021

Matches – 12

Runs – 160

Avg – 17

SR – 125.00

50s – 1

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Robin Uthappa’s form 

IPL 2021 Final – CSK vs KKR: Robin Uthappa has so far played three games for CSK this season replacing Suresh Raina. In which he scored 84 runs at a strike rate of 121.73 and an average of 28.00. The veteran cricketer played an outstanding innings in the first qualifier against Delhi Capitals where he scored 63 runs in just 44 balls with seven boundaries and two sixes. This match-defining innings by Robin has almost sealed his place in CSK’s playing XI for the final. 

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