Ambati Rayudu

Ambati Rayudu, an Indian cricketer who was born on September 23, 1985, is the captain of the Baroda cricket team in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy final. He was a right-handed middle-order batsman for India’s national cricket team between 2013 and 2019. Rayudu also occasionally kept wicket and bowled right-arm off breaks. Ambati participated in 61 limited overs matches for the team. In domestic cricket, he represents Hyderabad, and in the Indian Premier League (IPL), he represents Chennai Super Kings.

Personal Information

Full name
Ambati Thirupathi Rayudu
Born 23 September 1985 (age 37)
Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, India
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Batting Right-handed
Bowling Right-arm off-spin
Role Batsman, occasional wicket-keeper
Relations Rohit Rayudu (cousin)

Domestic Career

At the age of 16, Rayudu started his first-class career with Hyderabad in 2002, and by the following year, he was representing India A. At the 2004 ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup, he led the India Under-19 side and was tipped to make the senior squad. Ambati was passed over for the national team selection due to disagreements with players and the state cricket organization, which were followed by joining the “rebel” Indian Cricket League. Batsman terminated his ICL contract and returned to domestic cricket in 2009 after accepting the BCCI‘s offer of amnesty.

First Class Statistics

RUN 6151
HS 210
100 16
50 34
BEST 4/43

List A Statistics

RUN 5479
HS 124*
100 5
50 40
BEST 4/45

IPL Career and Statistics

Ambati Rayudu is a cricket player from India who competes in the Indian Premier League for the Chennai team. Rayudu was born on September 23, 1985, making him 38 years old as of 2023. Ambati Rayudu is a right-handed batsman from Guntur, Andhra Pradesh. In 2010, he debuted in the IPL. He was acquired by the Mumbai Indians in the early months of 2010 in preparation for the Indian Premier League. Ambati Rayudu has played 201 games in the IPL thus far, scoring 4312 runs at an average of 28.37 runs per game. In addition, he has scored 1 century and 22 half-centuries, with a 100* run IPL high. In his IPL career, Ambati Rayudu has hit 170 sixes and 357 fours. Ambati Rayudu was hired by the Chennai franchise in the IPL Auction 2023 for Rs 6.75 Cr.

RUN 4312
HS 100
100 1
50 22

International Career and Statistics

Rayudu was chosen for a trip to Zimbabwe by a second-string Indian team. On July 24, 2013, he made his international debut in the opening ODI of the series, which was key in paving the way for an Indian victory. He scored 63* and contributed to India’s victory alongside his skipper Virat Kohli, who scored a century. He became the 12th Indian batsman to reach 50 in his first ODI. In the home series against Australia in October 2013, against the West Indies in November 2013, as well as on tours to South Africa in December 2013 and New Zealand in January 2014, Rayudu continued to be a member of India’s ODI squads as a reserve batsman. During these four series, Rayudu made just two appearances in the starting eleven. He participated in every game of the 2014 Asia Cup and scored 58 goals against Pakistan. He struggled in the three ODIs against Bangladesh, scoring only two runs on two occasions.

MATCH 55 6
RUN 1694 42
AVERAGE 47.06 10.50
HS 124* 20
100 3 0
50 10 0
CATCH 14 4

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