LSG vs CSK: Why is Ambati Rayudu Not Playing Today’s IPL 2023 Match? Check CSK Playing XI

Updated on: May 3, 2023 4:48 pm IST

Why Ambati Rayudu Not Playing LSG vs CSK IPL 2023 Match 45

The Chennai Super Kings are being hosted by Lucknow Super Giants at the Ekana Stadium in Lucknow in match 45 of Tata IPL 2023. The Super Kings are coming off a loss at the hands of PBKS in their last game, but still have remained unchanged for LSG vs CSK match. CSK won the toss and elected to field first which means Ambati Rayudu is not in the eleven.

LSG vs CSK: Why is Ambati Rayudu Not Playing Today’s IPL 2023 Match?

After winning the toss, Chennai Super Kings elected to field first, which was in line with the wishes of the stand-in Lucknow Super Giants skipper, Krunal Pandya. As expected, MS Dhoni did not alter the team’s successful lineup, resulting in Ambati Rayudu being left out of the starting XI and on the bench. However, Rayudu could still play a pivotal role as an impact player in the second innings when CSK bats. Here’s what CSK’s skipper MS Dhoni said at the toss,

“We’ll bowl first. The fact that wicket was under covers and it looks a bit tacky, so we’ll look to bowl first. You have to see all conditions and venue. For us, Deepak (Chahar) is fit, so he comes in for Akash (Singh). Rest of the team is the same. (On whether he’s enjoying the support on a farewell) You’ve decided it is my last IPL, not me. (smiles)”

CSK Playing 11

1. Devon Conway
2. Ruturaj Gaikwad
3. Ajinkya Rahane
4. Moeen Ali
5. Shivam Dube
6. Ravindra Jadeja
7. MS Dhoni (C & wk)
8. Deepak Chahar
9. Matheesha Pathirana
10. Maheesh Theekshana
11. Tushar Deshpande

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Ambati Rayudu IPL 2023 Price

Ahead of the IPL 2023 auctions, Chennai Super Kings chose to keep Ambati Rayudu as one of their key batsmen. During the 2022 IPL auction, CSK battled it out with the Delhi Capitals and Sunrisers Hyderabad to acquire Rayudu’s services for INR 6.75 crore. Ultimately, CSK emerged victorious and decided to retain the veteran player for the same amount for the upcoming IPL 2023 season. Rayudu has played a crucial role in CSK’s success over the years, establishing himself as one of the IPL’s greats.

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