Rayudu to play in TNCA one-day league

Former India middle-order batsman Ambati Rayudu will be in Chennai from August 19 when he joins Grand Slam in the TNCA one-day league for the V.A. Parthasarathy trophy.

Ambati Rayudu recently announced his retirement from all formats of the game.   -  R. Senthil Kumar

Former India middle-order batsman Ambati Rayudu, who recently announced his retirement from all forms of cricket, will be back in action in Chennai from August 19 when he joins Grand Slam in the TNCA one-day league for the V.A. Parthasarathy trophy.

Rayudu is no stranger to Chennai, having been part of the Chennai Super Kings IPL side since 2018. The 33-year-old, who last played for India against Australia in March this year, missed out on being part of the World Cup squad losing to TN all-rounder Vijay Shankar.

After being overlooked for the World Cup, he tweeted that he was planning to buy 3D glasses taking a dig at chairman of selectors MSK Prasad who had cited Vijay Shankar’s three-dimension abilities for being picked ahead of Rayudu.

The TNCA one-day league tournament is an ideal platform for Rayudu to be in shape as he has not yet made any announcement regarding not playing in the Indian Premier League, though there were reports that said he has decided to quit IPL. 

If he decides to quit IPL, Rayudu will then be eligible to follow the footsteps of Yuvraj Singh and Manpreet Gony in playing T20 leagues overseas.