The stylish left-handed batsman embodies the hard-nosed ethos of Mahendra Dhoni's India team.
The 22-year-old possesses exceptional six-hitting qualities - he smashed 21 in the Indian Premier League - as well as the ability to manipulate singles and rotate strike.
Raina was the highest domestic run scorer in the IPL with 434, notching a highest score of 98 for the Chennai Super Kings.
His electric fielding also gives India an extra dimension in the field.
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