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BCCI Announces Perfect Replacement of Rayudu for Upcoming England Tour

BCCI Announces Perfect Replacement of Rayudu for Upcoming England Tour

After failing to clear the prescribed 16.1 mark in the yo-yo fitness test, Ambati Rayudu has been officially dropped from the Indian ODI squad which would feature in the ODI matches against England.

Cricket news: Rayudu will have to wait again to get a second chance

This was a great chance for Rayudu to make a comeback and cement his position in the Indian team as he was all set to play in the number 4 position in all the three ODIs against England.

However now he has failed the fitness test, the BCCI selectors have chosen another player as a replacement for Rayudu, who is another one that is going to make a comeback.

Rayudu's selection to the side was a reward for his excellent performance for Chennai Super Kings in the Indian Premier League this year.

Since he was promoted at the top of the order, his performance changed a lot positively as he single-handedly won many matches for CSK. However he has now lost his place due to his failure to clear the fitness test.

The selectors of BCCI, according to their official website, has selected Suresh Raina as the replacement for Ambati Rayudu for the upcoming ODI series against England.

This is going to be a great opportunity for the left-handed batsman as the 2019 World Cup is also scheduled to be held in England. If Raina performs well in those conditions, he will surely win the favours of the selectors for a call to the World Cup squad.

Raina had previously made a comeback in the T20I side in the series against South Africa and has also been part of the Nidahas Trophy squad.

He had last played for his country in the ODI format in 2015 in Mumbai against South Africa. The experienced batsman can also solve the problem of India’s sixth bowler.

With 5568 runs from 223 ODI matches at an average of 35.46 and an amazing strike rate of 93.76, Raina would be eager to don the Indian jersey for the ODI format once again.

 

Updated ODI squad for England tour:

Virat Kohli (c), Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Shreyas Iyer, Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni, Dinesh Karthik, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Washington Sundar, Jasprit Bumrah, Hardik Pandya, Siddarth Kaul, Shardul Thakur, Bhuvneshwar Kumar

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TEST

RankTeam MatchesPoints Rating
1 India 35 4016 115
2 South Africa 33 3712 106
3 Australia 33 3499 106
4 England 45 4722 105
5 New Zealand 23 2354 102
6 Sri Lanka 38 3668 97
7 Pakistan 21 1853 88
8 West Indies 29 2235 77
9 Bangladesh 19 1268 67
10 Zimbabwe 8 12 2

ODI

RankTeam MatchesPoints Rating
1 England 51 6470 127
2 India 49 5973 122
3 New Zealand 41 4602 112
4 South Africa 39 4275 110
5 Pakistan 38 3915 103
6 Australia 37 3699 100
7 Bangladesh 28 2607 93
8 Sri Lanka 50 3872 77
9 West Indies 32 2217 69
10 Afghanistan 32 2053 64
11 Zimbabwe 37 2021 55

T20

RankTeam MatchesPoints Rating
1 Pakistan 30 3972 132
2 India 37 4601 124
2 Australia 21 2570 122
4 England 21 2448 117
5 New Zealand 22 2542 116
6 South Africa 19 2093 110
7 West Indies 21 2219 106
8 Afghanistan 27 2490 92
9 Sri Lanka 28 2451 88
10 Bangladesh 27 2066 77