Ambati Rayudu scored his maiden hundred in the Indian Premier League as Chennai Super Kings produced yet another comprehensive batting performance to beat Sunrisers Hyderabad by eight wickets.
A batsman who has not been part of the one-day team for two years, a Ranji Trophy winner, a Test triple centurion and a talented bowler are all in the mix.
Barring Virat Kohli, India to field full-strength squad for historic Afghanistan Test; Ajinkya Rahane to lead, Karun Nair comes in place of Rohit Sharma.
Virat Kohli will be leading the side while in-form batsman Ambati Rayudu has made a comeback to the team
Mahendra Singh Dhoni once again showed his prowess was not on the wane as he blazed his way to a 34-ball 70 and powered Chennai Super Kings to a five-wicket win over Royal Challengers Bangalore .
Ambati Rayudu once again proved his mettle by smashing a 27-ball 50 to power Chennai Super Kings to a competitive total of 182/3 against Sunrisers Hyderabad at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium on Sunday.
Beat SRH in first of their four back-to-back away matches as champs look to keep campaign alive.
Rayudu still believes the team has a chance to make the semifinals if it raises its performance by a few notches.
R Ashwin scored 46 runs, off 57 balls, with six fours and two sixes.
The only surprise decision came from Kings XI Punjab who retained the uncapped Manan Vohra.