Ambati Rayudu    AFP
Ambati Rayudu AFP

Ambati Rayudu is clearly having his best Indian Premier League (IPL) season during the ongoing VIVO IPL 2018. After shifting base from Mumbai Indians (MI) to Chennai Super Kings (CSK), Rayudu has batted at several positions and has stood out with flying colours. As a result, he is in the top five run-getters’ list (Orange Cap list). He has now surpassed 3,000 IPL runs during CSK’s away game versus Delhi Daredevils (DD) at Feroz Shah Kotla, New Delhi.

Rayudu was 584 behind the 3,000-run mark before IPL 2018’s commencement. He has achieved the personal milestone in the 13th encounter, and CSK are sure to extend their campaign (at least) till Qualifier 2. They are currently in the top two, and are unlikely to drop to third or below. If they stay in the top two, MS Dhoni and co. will get two chances to feature in the season final. Expect Rayudu’s purple patch to continue till the climax of the tournament.

Thanks to his rich form, Rayudu has also made a comeback into the national side. The national selectors recalled him for 5 ODIs against Eoin Morgan’s Englishmen at their den. Can Rayudu continue with his golden form even in English conditions?