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Cricket World Cup History: 5 Forgotten Heroes of the 2015 World Cup 

Eshaan Joshi
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#4 Suresh Raina (India)

Raina scored a fantastic century against Zimbabwe
Raina scored a fantastic century against Zimbabwe

The dashing southpaw was one of the most exciting talents on display in the previous edition of the quadrennial event in Australia and New Zealand. Raina was one of the most trusted players of erstwhile captain MS Dhoni, with the capability of finishing the innings as well as applying a brake on the opposition's flow of runs with his effective off-spin.

Batting at No.5 throughout the tournament, Raina made crucial contributions whenever the team was in a critical situation. He emerged as the crisis man for India in the games against Pakistan, Zimbabwe and the quarter-final against Bangladesh. While he made quickfire fifties against the Asian rivals, Raina scored an unbeaten century against Zimbabwe, coming in at a precarious situation of 92-4 in pursuit of a target of 288.

The all-rounder was last seen in Indian colours in 2018 against England, with a hope to solve the middle-order muddle for India. However, he did not have a very good outing and has been out of international circuit since then.