Hogg doesn’t see Raina’s future in Team India
Left-handed Indian batsman Suresh Raina has been away from the national team for quite a while now as he made his last international representation for Team India in 2018 during India’s tour of England.
With the T20 World Cup being suspended for the year 2020 and rescheduled to 2021, a lot of supporters have been wondering if this will open the southpaw a window of possibility to wear the blue jersey again.
Rain who represented India in 226 ODIs and 78 T20Is is also still optimistic about making a comeback to the Indian team and will be looking forward to the forthcoming Indian Premier League (IPL).
However, for Aussie chinaman bowler does not see a place for Raina in the current Indian Team. “Raina has been a revelation in cricket. One of the better fielders we have seen from India on the world stage. 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,” Hogg said while speaking on his own Youtube channel.
He added on the same, “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.”
Meanwhile, the former Aussie sees a little possibility of Raina making a comeback in the T20 format but that too with a few ifs and buts.
“The only way he could get a chance to make a comeback in T20 cricket is if they continue to open with KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma and leave Shikhar Dhawan out, so he may have a slight chance there. But I don’t see Raina playing again and that’s a little disappointing to say,” Hogg further added.