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Ambati Rayudu

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NameAmbati Rayudu
BornSeptember 23, 1985
Guntur, Andhra Pradesh
Age34 years 50 days
TeamsMumbai Indians, Baroda, India Red, India A, India, Rest of India, Board Presidents XI, West Zone, Indians, India Green, Vidarbha, Central Zone, India Blue, Hyderabad, Chennai Super Kings
Nickname
Bat StyleRight Handed Bat
Bowl StyleRight-arm offbreak
Batting Statistics
Batting Statistics for Ambati Rayudu. Profile Updated On 13 Wednesday November 2019 092948000000
TestODIT20IIPL
Mat556147
Inn505140
Runs1694423300
Avg47.0610.528.7
SR79.0584125.95
HS12420100
NO14125
100s31
50s1018
4s1455278
6s30120
Bowling Statistics
Bowling Statistics for Ambati Rayudu. Profile Updated On 13 Wednesday November 2019 092948000000
TestODIT20IIPL
Mth556147
Inn9
Balls121
Runs124
Wkt3
BBI- / -5 / 1- / -- / -
BBM- / -5 / 1- / -- / -
Eco6.15
Avg41.33
5W
10W
Profile
Profile for Ambati Rayudu. Profile Updated On 13 Wednesday November 2019 092948000000
When a 16-year old Ambati Rayudu stroked the ball fluently with incredible ease at the National Cricket Academy in 2001, there was a talk among the pundits that he would be the next big thing in Indian cricket. However, life isn't always rosy for the gifted as people think and Rayudu found that out the hard way, partly due to his own faults as well.Rayudu was the captain of the Indian Under-19 team and led them to the semi-finals of the World Cup in Bangladesh in 2004. There was the ideal opportunity for him to take his game to the next level but it wasn't to be. At the domestic level, consistency eluded him despite the obvious talent and his attitude problems further compounded things.

Having started out for Andhra in the Ranji Trophy, he switched to Hyderabad and later Baroda as well. The constant changing of teams did however mean that he wasn't in harmony with the team managements at certain points. The runs did keep coming though, and just when it seemed like he might finally turn things around, another roadblock arrived. Rayudu was one of the first players to join the Indian Cricket League when it came calling in 2007. He was awed by the opportunity to play alongside foreign players and make a name in front of the television audiences. This however caused a clash with the BCCI and the active players' careers in the league were hindered due to that.

Eventually, when the ICL was dissolved, Rayudu accepted BCCI's amnesty offer in 2009 and was picked up by Mumbai to play in their IPL side soon after. Playing as a middle-order batsman and part-time wicket-keeper for the Mumbai franchise, Rayudu was a vital cog of the Mumbai franchise who have won the tournament thrice. After a 10-year old association, in a fresh auction, he got picked by Chennai franchise for the 2018-20 phase of the IPL. In between all this, Rayudu did get a few opportunities in national colors although it has mostly been when the big boys have been rested. Nevertheless, he did grab his chances most of the times.

Some might say that Rayudu has been unlucky in recent times, considering that he has often been in the reckoning of the selectors but hasn't quite got the rewards that he would have liked. Statistically, he has a good numbers in ODIs although the strike-rate is on the lower side - a stark contrast considering the unflappable strokemaker that he was when he first burst into the scene. He still has the shots, as has been displayed in the IPL quite a lot of times. But it does seem at times that he doesn't possess the game for international cricket. With India's core for the 2019 World Cup being formed and several others ahead of him in the pecking order, Rayudu's international career seems dim but he remains a key component of the teams that he features in.

By Hariprasad Sadanandan
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