IPL 2020: If CSK's Ambati Rayudu returns to the Indian team, Brad Hogg will not be surprised.

Former Australian cricketer Brad Hogg believes that Ambati Rayudu will soon be in contention for a place in the Indian squad again. His thoughts are after the first match of Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in IPL 2020 against Mumbai Indians (MI). In the match, despite easy dismissals by openers Shane Watson and Murali Vijay, Rayudu scored 71 off just 48 balls to help his team win.

IPL 2020: If CSK's Ambati Rayudu returns to the Indian team, Brad Hogg will not be surprised.

Speaking on his YouTube channel, Hogg said, "CSK has got a lot of depth. Ambati RayudU stood up and I think he can do something again at No. 4. I wouldn't be surprised. If he is playing for India soon. Later. "

He thinks Rayudu will have another big series and he feels like he's on top. The former cricketer said that Rayudu would score another 50 runs and he could also become the man of the match.

Unfortunately, Rayudu suffered an injury that ruled him out of the second game of the season against Rajasthan Royals (RR) on Tuesday. The cricketer was replaced by Raturaj Gaikwad.
Not only Hogg but Shane Watson also said that the way Reudo fought Jaspreet Bumrah in Abu Dhabi was "unbelievable".

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Speaking during his T20 superstar podcast, Watson said that Rayudu batted beautifully, adding that he is an amazingly talented batsman. He said he thought it was unfortunate for India not to include him in the 2019 World Cup squad.

Watson added that the way  Rayudu landed Jaspreet Bumrah was incredible and he had the option to score around the ground.

According to Watson, Rayudu has some advantage to prove his old team against Mumbai Indians as well. In 2018, Rayudu scored 602 runs for CSK, after which he was named’ in the Indian ODI team. However, the player was dropped’ from the World Cup squad after which he announced his retirement from professional cricket. He reversed the decision a few months later.


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