Ambati Rayudu was born in Guntur in Andhra Pradesh in 1985 and has been around the circuit for a while. Rayudu emerged as a teenage prodigy and smashed an unbeaten 177 while opening the batting as India Under-19s completed a clean sweep of a one-day series in England in 2002. Under Rayudu, India reached the semi-finals of the 2004 U-19 World Cup, where they lost to eventual champions Pakistan. He played for Hyderabad in Ranji Trophy but soon move to Andhra Pradesh after a disappointing season in 2004 and a rift with the coach. However, at 21, he went on to play the rebel Indian Cricket League (ICL) in 2009 after being ignored for selection. His career got a fresh lease of life in 2009 when he got an amnesty from the BCCI and returned to the domestic setup. Since then, Rayudu hasn't looked back and has consistently been making runs in first-class cricket and the IPL. He has scored close to 300 runs in every single edition of the IPL, barring the 2017 season in which he missed a number of games due to a groin tear. As if to compensate for last year's disappointment, Rayudu hit 605 runs in IPL 2018 alone forcing the selectors to take notice and get a call-up in the Indian ODI set up as they looked for a No.4 ahead of the World Cup.read more
Rayudu who has been like a floater in the domestic circuit has played for many sides including the likes of Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, and Vidarbha.
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The 36-year-old right-handed batter had quit in July, 2019 from all forms of cricket after being ignored for the ICC ODI World Cup but made himself available for selection after two months.
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Rayudu was struck by Adam Milne's delivery before falling to the ground in discomfort, adding to Chennai's batting woes on the night.
The monstrous shot missed the players, but crashed into the refrigerator in the MI dugout at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi on Saturday night, with photographs showing the top-left half of the glass-door refrigerator suffering some serious damage.
Ambati Rayudu's attack left MI in a state of shock after the Rohit Sharma-led outfit seemed to have got back into the match with quick wickets.
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Kieron Pollard stressed that it was important to get the wicket of Rayudu cheap as he has performed consistently well against them in the past.
Rayudu was the match-winner for CSK in their opener against defending champions Mumbai Indians in Abu Dhabi last Saturday.
Watson hailed Rayudu's match-winning knock of 71 runs in the opener of IPL 2020 against defending champions Mumbai Indians on Saturday in Abu Dhabi and the manner in the "incredible" way in which he negated the pressure from Jasprit Bumrah
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Rayudu dealt with the pressure patiently against the new-ball attack on a tricky track to bring up his 19th half-century off 33 deliveries.
Weeks before the start of the 13th edition of the league, Raina pulled out abruptly citing personal reasons, his decision coming in the wake of the 13 positive cases of COVID-19 in the CSK unit
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Rayudu was India's first choice for the role having given a lengthy run but the selectors picked Vijay Shankar as the No.4 batsmen for the World Cup tournament.
A former Indian selector has provided the reason for not including Rayudu in the final squad.
Rayudu, during an Instagram Live session with Indian Premier League franchise Chennai Super Kings, said that Raina looked in great shape ahead of the 13th season of the cash-rich league
The coronavirus outbreak was on Wednesday declared a pandemic by the World Health Organisation (WHO), whose chief expressed his "deep concern" over the "alarming levels of inaction" in combating the virus spread.
Former chief selector MSK Prasad said that it was his duty to allow the next generation to come ahead after the 2019 World Cup and stick with them instead of backing MS Dhoni.