Suresh Raina has joined the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) camp ahead of the 2021 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL). The CSK franchise will play the first leg of their tournament at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai, but the training camp had been going on at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. Raina decided to skip the camp in Chennai but has now joined the team in Mumbai.
CSK had a below-par IPL season last year as they finished outside the playoff spots for the first time ever in their history. It was a late surge fashioned by young opener Ruturaj Gaikwad that helped the side get three consecutive wins to avoid the wooden spoon with Rajasthan Royals (RR) finishing last instead.
Suresh Raina posts pictures on Instagram
Suresh Raina did not feature in the 2020 edition of the IPL due to personal reasons. It was speculated as to whether Raina would feature in the 2021 edition but the same was confirmed by both the player and the franchise. The No. 3 batsman would want to come good with the bat and spark a turnaround in their fortunes in IPL 2021.
Meanwhile, Raina posted images on his Instagram stories today which showed him at the Mumbai airport. He reshared a story where he cane be seen waving at cameras. The story was captioned, “All set #IPL2021”
CSK will open their IPL campaign against Delhi Capitals on the 10th of April in Mumbai.