With his timely contribution in the current series, Suresh Raina is attracting all round praise by the media. Raina proved handy and had given vital contributions whenever he was given the ball, to take a wicket at the crucial juncture in the India-England series concluded recently. Previously also he has taken a few wickets at crucial junctures.

Bichel said, “Dhoni has always shown a lot of confidence in Raina’s abilities. It helps Raina when he has the ball. With pitches for the Champions League in India likely to aid spin bowling, Raina’s off-spinners would come in handy. Ashwin has bowled right up front in the powerplays. But I feel he does more damage whenever he gets an opportunity to play in the middle phase of the match. My focus is on getting the first six overs spot on.”

On Bravo, he added, “With him around you are sure that there is a guy to count on in the final stage of the match. His sheer presence on the field rubs off on youngsters like Mohit Sharma and Ishwar Pandey. He is one supreme all-rounder for us.”

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