- Age: 29
- Height: 5’8”
- Job: Right-handed middle-order batsman
- Debut: Zimbabwe vs India at Harare, 2013
- Matches: 27
- Runs: 743
- Average: 41.27
- Strike rate: 75.50
- Fifties: 5
- Hundreds: 1
Attitude: There’s a question mark over his game sense. Tries to play too many shots in too little time which is unfortunate given his talent. Perhaps, he’s trying to cover the lost time.
Capability: Typically stylish Hyderabadi batsman who is a treat to watch. Has too many shots in his repertoire which sets him apart.
What it takes: Ambati Thirupathi Rayudu has that extra half a second to choose his shot which is a big plus on wickets with pace and bounce. He can adapt to conditions well.
Jersey number: 5, has stuck to the number since debut.
His importance: He isn’t really a sure shot in the playing XI. If he does get a chance, Rayudu is likely to bat in the top order as captain Dhoni doesn’t really have faith in his ability to clear the ropes. He’s also a backup ‘keeper for Dhoni.