Veteran Indian batsman, Ambati Rayudu showed his class once again in IPL 2021 while plying his trade for Chennai Super Kings (CSK). IPL 2021 did not go as planned as BCCI had to suspend the tournament for the safety of players. The Covid-19 breached the bio-bubbles of teams as several players and support staff members were tested positive for the disease. As a result, BCCI suspended IPL 2021 with immediate effect.
BCCI is mulling to complete the tournament with phase 2 later this year, however, the busy schedule of the Indian team and unavailability of foreign players will act as a big challenge.
As a result, it looks like Indian cricket fans will have to wait for IPL 2022 to enjoy the taste of the Indian Premier League. IPL 2022 will witness a lot of changes as a mega auction will be conducted ahead of the tournament. According to the rules of IPL mega-auction, one franchise can only retain 5 players out of which 1 is an overseas player.
So many players lose their spot from their respective franchises and other franchises induct them into their squad. Chennai Super Kings player Ambati Rayudu is one such player who is most likely to miss his spot in the CSK squad.
CSK is expected to retain players like Ravindra Jadeja, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Deepak Chahar, and MS Dhoni in their squad along with the overseas choice of Sam Curran. Therefore, Ambati Rayudu might move out of the Chennai Super Kings franchise in IPL 2022. As a result, other franchises will seek to buy him during the auction. Here we talk about 3 teams that can pick Ambati Rayudu in IPL 2022.
3 Teams Which Can Target Ambati Rayudu In IPL 2022:
Kolkata Knight Riders
Kolkata Knight Riders is one team that suffered a lot with their middle-order batting in IPL 2021. They lost to Mumbai Indians while chasing a low total of 153 as their middle-order collapsed against MI’s bowling attack. Later, they suffered scoring runs in the middle-order during other games too. So Kolkata Knight Riders will aim to strengthen their middle-order batting in IPL 2022 and Ambati Rayudu will be a good pick for the team. So, Kolkata Knight Riders is one team that can pick Ambati Rayudu in IPL 2022.
Punjab Kings is another team whose middle-order was quite unstable during IPL 2021. Although openers KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal played some good knocks at the start, middle-order batsmen failed to carry forward the momentum of batting. Due to this, Punjab Kings also managed around 100-120 scores in two games while batting first. Punjab Kings franchise will certainly aim to strengthen their middle-order batting, therefore, they can target to pick Ambati Rayudu in IPL 2022.
Rajasthan Royals is one of the weakest teams if we consider the last two IPL tournaments. Rajasthan Royals finished on the 8th spot in IPL 2020 and 7th spot in IPL 2019. This year in IPL 2021, Rajasthan Royals were not among the top 4 teams when the tournament got suspended. Rajasthan Royals will seek to induct some experienced batsman into their squad in IPL 2022 and Ambati Rayudu will be a great choice. Therefore, Rajasthan Royals is another team that can pick Ambati Rayudu in IPL 2022.
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