Suresh Raina loves to anticipate. You can see it work for him when he is fielding in a 30-yard circle. Unlike many, he likes to expect a batsmen’s shots and tries his best to pierce into positions early. He carries that bent to batting where it doesn’t always work out well. Especially with a bouncers. The initial T20 opposite England in Kanpur was a mixed-bag. He changed here and there, dissapoint a bowlers’ stroke and usually when it seemed he had things covered, a aged anticipation-urge did him in. His conflict with Ben Stokes in sold was action-packed event – a 6 and 4 though in a finish he fell to Stokes. Here is it how it played out.
6th over: The initial signs
The titillate to pierce towards off started in this over opposite Liam Plunkett. He walloped Plunkett for a 4 and started to pierce right opposite his stumps for a follow-up delivery. It wasn’t a brief one and Raina managed to torment it to leg side for a single. Was a transformation in expectation of a bouncer?
7th over: a conflict with Stokes
There was a opening behind square-leg and Raina shuffled right opposite off a initial round he faced from Stokes. He managed to get a integrate of runs. He attempted to repeat it subsequent round though missed. He attempted again subsequent ball, missed it again though this time a round ran divided for a leg bye.
13th over: Stokes returns
Raina moves outward leg, Stokes follows him with a length smoothness and crash – a round is thrown behind from far-reaching long-on boundary. He is on 34, a mini quip of sorts is looking good, when that titillate returned. Raina not usually stays behind inside a double though starts to hang on his behind feet as Stokes runs in. Furthermore, he starts to event towards a off.
It isn’t a assured shuffle, some-more a event that gives a sense he was maybe awaiting a brief one as atonement from a bowler for a large shot before. Instead, Stokes comes with a scorcher of a yorker. The correctness is deadly, a choice of yorker is a warn that is serve accentuated by a leg-stump target. Raina’s delayed though early event opposite a stumps did him in.