Rayudu was dropped from the World Cup squad to accommodate a ‘three-dimensional player’. This year, even though all the cricketers were under the same bucket due to the COVID-19 pandemic, analysts raised their scepticism over CSK since a lot of their players like Shane Watson, Ambati Rayudu, Murali Vijay and MS Dhoni hadn’t played much cricket over the past year or so. He looked the aggressor along with Warner at the other end. Raina is amongst the all-time leading run-scorers in the IPL. Chennai Super Kings head coach Stephen Fleming conceded that it's not their style to keep shuffling the batting order but the absence of Suresh Raina and Ambati Rayudu has made their batting order a "a bit muddled" in the first week of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020. CSK overhauled the target with 8 balls to spare. IPL 2020: Not Picking Ambati Rayudu in 2019 World Cup Squad was India's Loss, Says Shane Watson. IPL 2020: Chennai Super Kings CEO Kasi Viswanathan said there is "nothing to worry about" Ambati Rayudu's hamstring injury that he sustained during CSK's IPL 2020 opener. In the 2018 IPL season, Rayudu came up with 602 runs from 16 knocks at a strike-rate of 149.75. The 34-year-old batsman came into the middle when CSK were under the pump at 6-2 at the end of two overs in the opener against Mumbai Indians. ... IPL 2020: Bowlers give CSK 20-run win over SRH. Kane Williamson was left high and dry as Ambati Rayudu ran him out in Match 14 Indian Premier League 2020 being played out in Dubai at the moment. Superb Run Out by MS Dhoni, Kane Williamson is Out. Shane Watson and Ambati Rayudu shared a 81-run stand to power Chennai Super Kings to 167 for six after electing to bat. 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Making MS Dhoni's return to competitive cricket a memorable one, Ambati Rayudu and Faf Du Plessis made sure they delivered the goods as CSK eased past Mumbai Indians in the IPL season 13 opener. Williamson misjudged a single as Priyam Garg, his batting partner at the other end, did not respond to his call. Ambati Rayudu and Faf du Plessis shone with fifties as they gunned down a 163-run target. IPL 2020: Mumbai Indians qualify for playoffs after Ruturaj Gaikwad's fifty guides CSK to 6-wicket win over KKR Gaikwad not only smashed a crucial knock of 72 runs … IPL 2020, RCB vs CSK Highlights: Chennai Super Kings (CSK) beat Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) by 8 wickets at the Dubai International Stadium on Sunday.RCB scored 145/6 in their 20 overs. End of Innings: Kolkata 167 all out . Since his absence, the team has struggled to put runs on the board, with the middle-order looking incredibly unreliable. IPL 2020 Highlights, CSK vs KXIP Match, Full Cricket Score: Gaikwad, Rayudu help Chennai clinch imposing nine-wicket win over Punjab. Ambati Rayudu (39) and Ruturaj Gaikwad (65*) built a steady partnership from then on and MS Dhoni shepherded the chase to a close. It was none other than Ambati Rayudu. Ambati Rayudu blazed his way and Faf du Plessis more than made up for Suresh Raina's absence at No. CSK were marred by injuries early on in the season. Rayudu chewed up a third of CSK's 20 overs and gave them 42 runs, which was not even a quarter of their target. Both the experienced middle-order batsmen struggled to even maintain a strike-rate above 100. IPL 2020: Dhoni and CSK return in style as Rayudu, Du Plessis fifties trump MI in opener Mumbai Indians’ winless run in the first game of the season stretches to … He plays as a right-handed middle-order batsman, who occasionally keeps wicket and bowls right-arm off breaks. CSK were in a tricky situation having lost two quick wickets chasing 163 runs when Rayudu arrived at the crease. During CSK's chase of 170, CSK batsman Ambati Rayudu also reached a milestone. IPL 2019 | Rayudu's Poor Run Raises Doubts on World Cup Berth. Sports Home IPL 2020 News SRH vs CSK IPL 2020 Match Highlights: Chennai Super Kings Choke SunRisers Hyderabad After Shane Watson, Ambati Rayudu Heroics; Win By 20 Runs Rayudu was snubbed from the senior team just before the 2019 World Cup and was bitterly disappointed. 3, helping CSK chase down a tricky 163-run … For the SRH encounter, however, it seems that Rayudu is ready to make his return. Runs weren’t so plentiful in the day’s other game. ... Kolkata Knight Riders won by 10 runs. DC are all set to take on CSK in the 34th game of IPL 2020 | NewsBytes CSK would be hoping that he can reproduce at least 70% of that form as it would go a long way in the franchise making the play-offs or even going on to win the title just like they did two seasons ago. Meanwhile, Rayudu had a dream IPL 2018 campaign, scoring 600-plus runs. Shane Watson was all praise for his Chennai Super Kings teammate Ambati Rayudu, who played a blinder against Mumbai Indians, hitting 71 from just 48 balls in the opening match in Abu Dhabi. Ambati Rayudu is a veteran in IPL. Rayudu thrived on scoring off his front foot as shown.#MIvCSK #IPL2020 pic.twitter.com/mGN2JpxhfK, — Stat Doctor (@stat_doctor) September 19, 2020. Ambati Rayudu and Faf du Plessis more than made up for Suresh Raina's absence, helping Chennai Super Kings chase down a tricky 163-run target against Mumbai Indians in the IPL 2020 … 38,808 01:32 19 Sep 20. Rayudu’s knock would have come as a huge relief for CSK as he is effectively replacing Suresh Raina’s role. Ambati Rayudu played a match-winning knock for CSK against MI in the opening match of IPL 2020. Sports Home IPL 2020 News SRH vs CSK IPL 2020 Match Highlights: Chennai Super Kings Choke SunRisers Hyderabad After Shane Watson, Ambati Rayudu Heroics; Win By 20 Runs They have made some hard thinking in the meantime in jotting down a side with proper team combination. Also Read: IPL 2020: Watch: Deepak Chahar Cleans Up Jonny Bairstow With A Jaffa. IPL 2020: Ambati Rayudu Delays Match Between RCB vs CSK, Upsets Virat Kohli ... Rayudu scored 39 runs off 27 balls in the 146-run chase and his knock was … He made this observation while reviewing CSK's win against MI in the opening match … Ambati Thirupathi Rayudu (born 23 September 1985) is an Indian professional cricketer. 3, helping CSK chase down a tricky 163-run target in 19.2 overs overs and with five wickets to spare. The recently-retired international cricket has not played in a competitive game for more than a year now. He plays for Hyderabad in domestic cricket, and Chennai Super Kings in the Indian Premier League (IPL). Chennai Super Kings (CSK) off-spinner Harbhajan Singh has opined that Ambati Rayudu has shown with his match-winning knock against Mumbai Indians (MI) that he deserved to be in India's squad for the 2019 World Cup. Rayudu ended the Powerplay phase with a promising 20 runs off 14 balls. Catch highlights here En route his 40-ball 42, Rayudu completed 1,000 runs for CSK in the IPL. Rayudu missed CSK’s next two after a match-winning performance in the IPL 2020 opener. This helped CSK to gain momentum as both Rayudu and du Plessis started to comfortably rotate the strike with dew also causing a lot of trouble for the Mumbai spinners. Playing fast bowlers has always been a question mark for Rayudu as much as he has been appreciated for his ability to play spin bowling. It will be interesting to see how Dhoni will feature in the IPL 2020. Jasprit Bumrah will be the spearhead of the Mumbai Indians attack against the Chennai Super Kings. Also Read: Match 14- Chennai Super Kings vs Sunrisers Hyderabad – Match Preview. Rayudu was pegged to be India’s choice for no. Ambati Rayudu was awarded the Player of the Match award for his fiery knock of 48-ball 71 in Match 1 of IPL 2020. Rayudu did get out to Chahar eventually after scoring 71 runs off 48 balls but CSK had seized the initiative by then. Then came the IPL and Rayudu was reduced to a pale shadow of the illustrious year he had in 2018. The wicket of Manish Pandey (29) also was a big blow to the Sunrisers. Tom Moody is back with Sunrisers Hyderabad, the IPL franchise he coached from 2013-2019. However, this time Moody will join the Hyderabad team as the Director of... 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