Suresh Raina impressed with an allround performance, scoring 43 runs in 27 balls, and then returning with the ball to record figures of 27/1 in 3 overs in the 3rd T20I against South Africa at Newlands.
Suresh Raina hit 43 runs off just 27 balls for India in the third ODI against South Africa including five fours and a six.
India completed the double over South Africa after winning the ODI series earlier and ended their tour to the rainbow nation on a happy note.
Suresh Raina says he wants to use the opportunity of playing the T20Is against South Africa to regain his place in the India ODI team ahead of the 2019 World Cup.
Suresh Raina hasn't featured for India since February, 2017 against England. He has since been out of favour owing to fitness concerns which resulted in him missing the mandatory Yo-Yo Test.
Suresh Raina says he was "hurt" after being dropped from the Indian team despite performing well.
Suresh Raina is headed to Johannesburg with teammates KL Rahul and Jaydev Unadkat and posted a photo before his departure to South Africa.
India's 17-member squad also includes Shikhar Dhawan and Virat Kohli who were rested for the Sri Lanka T20 series. The series begins from February 18.
A look at some of the veterans who might earn a fat IPL deal in 2018 and subsequently claim a stake to return to the Indian dressing room.
Karun Nair struck a 52-ball 100 for Karnataka against Jharkhand while Suresh Raina continued his form with the bat and notched up another half-century.