Ambati Rayudu

Country: India
Born: September 23, 1985, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh
Batting Style: Right hand Bat
Bowling Style: Right arm Offbreak
Playing role: Middle order Batter

Ambati Rayudu Bio

Ambati Thirupathi Rayudu is a talented cricketer hailing from India, known for his stylish batting and occasional controversies. Throughout his career, Rayudu has faced numerous ups and downs, yet his exceptional run-scoring abilities have solidified his position as one of India’s prominent cricketers.

Ambati Rayudu first caught the attention of cricket enthusiasts in 2002 when, at the young age of 16, he displayed his incredible talent by scoring an unbeaten 177 runs as an opener for India Under-19s during a one-day series in England. This exceptional performance paved his path as India’s rising batting prodigy. Following this success, Rayudu continued to shine during the Ranji Trophy season, including a remarkable double-century and a century for Hyderabad in a match against Andhra Pradesh.

In 2004, Rayudu exhibited his leadership skills by captaining the Indian Under-19 team to the semi-finals of the World Cup held in Bangladesh. However, a disappointing season domestically and disagreements with his Hyderabad coach led him to transfer to Andhra. At the age of 21, his decision to play in the unsanctioned Indian Cricket League in 2007 jeopardized his chances of representing India. Fortunately, after accepting the BCCI’s amnesty offer in 2009, he was selected by the Mumbai Indians for the IPL, embarking on a successful journey that lasted until 2017. During this period, Rayudu consistently emerged as one of the team’s top run-scorers and contributed to their three title victories.

Despite his IPL success, Rayudu faced challenges on the national stage. He made his ODI debut for India during an unassuming series in Zimbabwe in 2013, impressing with an unbeaten half-century. However, he failed to secure a spot in the 2015 World Cup squad and was also left out of the World T20 team the following year. After a two-year hiatus, Rayudu made a comeback to the Indian ODI side in 2018, playing in 11 out of the 20 matches and achieving his third ODI century against West Indies. Despite this resurgence, he was unexpectedly excluded from the 2019 World Cup squad, leading to his announced retirement from all cricket. However, he swiftly recanted his decision and resumed his career by captaining Hyderabad in domestic cricket and representing Chennai Super Kings in the IPL, winning two titles with the franchise.

Throughout his career, Rayudu’s IPL performances have consistently overshadowed the inconsistency at the international level. His stylish stroke-play and ability to score quick runs have made him a valuable asset to any team. His career statistics are impressive, featuring a total of 169 ODI appearances with an average of 47.05 and a strike rate of 79.04. In IPL, he has amassed over 4000 runs across 161 matches.

Ambati Thirupathi Rayudu’s journey in cricket has been filled with both accomplishments and controversies. While he may have encountered setbacks along the way, his undeniable talent and ability to bounce back have made him a respected figure in Indian cricket.

Ambati Rayudu Career Stats

Ambati Rayudu Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is 6 5 1 42 20 10.5 50 84 0 0 5 0 4 0
ODIs 55 50 14 1694 124* 47.05 2143 79.04 3 10 145 30 17 0
FC 97 156 21 6151 210 45.56 - - 16 34 - - 74 0
List A 178 168 26 5607 124* 39.48 - - 5 40 - - 69 0
T20s 301 277 42 6131 100* 26.08 4927 124.43 1 31 505 230 101 3

Ambati Rayudu Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is 6 - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 55 9 121 124 3 1/5 1/5 41.33 6.14 40.3 0 0 0
FC 97 - 798 518 10 4/43 - 51.8 3.89 79.8 1 0 0
List A 178 - 421 406 13 4/45 4/45 31.23 5.78 32.3 1 0 0
T20s 301 - - - - - - - - - - - -

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