Who is Ambati Rayudu?
Ambati Rayudu bats in the middle order as a right-handed middle-order batsman, occasionally keeping wicket and bowling
Rayudu is one of the most successful players in the IPL, having been a member of five trophy-winning teams
Rayudu was one of the key players in the Chennai Super Kings' dominance as they won their fourth IPL title in 2021
Ambati Thirupathi Rayudu is a professional Indian cricketer who currently captains the Andhra side in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy event. He bats in the middle order as a right-handed middle-order batsman, occasionally keeping wicket and bowling right-arm off-breaks. In domestic cricket, he represents Hyderabad, while in the Indian Premier League, he represents Chennai Super Kings (IPL).
Rayudu began his first-class career with Hyderabad at the age of 16 in 2002 and was playing for India A the following year. He led India's Under-19 squad in the 2004 ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup and was slated to make his senior team debut. Disputes with players and the state association, followed by joining the 'rebel' Indian Cricket League, resulted in his exclusion from national team selection.
He returned to domestic cricket in 2009 after accepting the BCCI's amnesty offer and ending his contract with the ICL. In 2012, he was picked to the Indian team for the first time after impressive performances for Baroda in domestic cricket and Mumbai Indians in the IPL. In July 2013, he made his international debut in an ODI against Zimbabwe.
Ambati Rayudu was one of the key players in the Chennai Super Kings' dominance as they won their fourth Indian Premier League (IPL) title in 2021.
Rayudu is one of the most successful players in the IPL, having been a member of five trophy-winning teams (2013, 2015, 2017 with Mumbai Indians and 2018, 2021 with Chennai Super Kings).
When it comes to Twenty20 cricket, clubs frequently search for individuals who can make an immediate effect on the outcome of the games. Right-handed batsman Rayudu is one such player who has regularly made an impression, not just in the most recent edition of the IPL but throughout the world's finest league.
Rayudu, who has 149 sixes and 324 fours in his IPL career, is also on the verge of a big personal milestone — 4,000 runs. Rayudu has scored 3,916 runs (1 century, 21 fifties, 35 thirties) in 175 matches (164 innings) since 2010.