As the hammer drops for Ambati Raydu, Chennai Super Kings has purchased him for Rs. 6.75 crore. SRH tried their luck in the race but dropped out at the final minute. Ambati Raydu is looking forward to starting the new season with Chennai Super Kings.
Ambati Rayudu would have been designated as a specialist batter if he had been retained by Chennai Super Kings, but he converted it to wicket-keeper instead.
In the IPL, Rayudu has been a steady performer. In total, he has played 175 matches and scored 3916 runs. He has a strike rate of 127.47 and an average of 29.44 runs per game. In addition, he has one century and 21 half-centuries to his credit. He scored 257 runs at an average of 28.55 and a fantastic strike rate of 151.17 to help CSK win the title last season. He was particularly impressive against the Mumbai Indians, scoring 72 runs off just 27 balls at a strike rate of 266.67 while hitting four fours and seven sixes.