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Former Australian cricketer Brad Hogg — who predicted Hardik Pandya will win the Man of the tournament in the upcoming IPL season and Mumbai Indian and Royal Challengers Bangalore are favourites — has made another prediction on the future of Suresh Raina. He feels with the postponement of the T20 World Cup, Raina will never play for India again.
Does Raina have a chance to make a comeback in Team India now that T20 World Cup is going to be pushed back? One of the fans asked the former Aussie spinner during a YouTube session on his channel, ‘Hogg’s Vlog’.
In his response, Hogg said: Suresh Raina has been a revelation in Indian cricket. One of the better fielders we have seen at the world stage from India. He’s a fantastic left-handed batsman.
But if you look at Indian line-up right now where Virat Kohli wants to take it, he is looking at youngsters at the moment. And Shreyas Iyer has done reasonably well at no. 4 and that is where Raina is going to bat. I don’t see him batting lower down the order. He’s more of the batsman that comes in at no.3 or 4 and bats through the middle overs. I don’t think there is a role for him in Indian cricket, he added.