Suresh Raina. (Picture Supply: IPL/BCCI)

Veteran India batter Suresh Raina is all set to characteristic within the Abu Dhabi T10 League as he has formally signed up for the Deccan Gladiators. Thus, it’ll mark Raina’s debut within the UAE-based franchise cricket league. 

The UP cricketer formally introduced his retirement from the Indian Premier League (IPL) and home cricket. Notably, Raina is not a contracted participant with the Board of Management for Cricket in India (BCCI), he’s eligible to take part in abroad franchise leagues.

Suresh Raina set to make his Abu Dhabi T10 League debut

Raina has been roped in by the Deccan Gladiators, which already boasts of getting a star-studded lineup together with the likes of the terrific Caribbean trio of Andre Russell, Nicholas Pooran and Odean Smith, Bangladesh pacer Taskin Ahmed, harmful England opener Jason Roy and Afghanistan thriller spinner Mujeeb Ur Rahman and so on.

The sixth version of the Abu Dhabi T10 League will get underway on November 23 with the Deccan Gladiators dealing with off in opposition to Workforce Abu Dhabi on the opening day. 

In the meantime, Raina was the main run-scorer in IPL for some time and is presently the fifth-highest scorer, having amassed 5528 runs from 205 matches at a mean of 32.52 at a blistering strike fee of 136.73, together with a century and 35 half-centuries.

The southpaw needed to withdraw from the 2020 version of the event attributable to private causes. CSK had a forgettable marketing campaign as they crashed out within the group phases for the primary time because the inception of the competitors in 2008. 

Though the Yellow Military did win within the 2021 season, Raina showcased disappointing performances because of which he was benched for the knockouts and Robin Uthappa was most popular over  him. 

The veteran middle-order batter was launched by the four-time champions forward of the IPL 2022 mega public sale and no franchise confirmed any curiosity in shopping for him. In the long run, Raina made his commentary debut throughout the fifteenth version of the event. 

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