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India are slated to play around 18-odd ODIs before the World Cup, including the five-match series against the West Indies.
Rayudu's birthday was celebrated post-match and a video was released, where his compatriots are seen rubbing the cake on his face. MS Dhoni led the proceedings while others present joined the fun shortly.
Ambati Rayudu has been in cracking form of late, scoring an unbeaten hundred and a couple of half-centuries for India B in the recently concluded Quadrangular Series.
Ambati Rayudu has nothing against strict fitness benchmark laid out by the Indian team management.
"Two changes were made to the India A & India B squads for the Quadrangular series starting 23rd August, 2018. Ambati Rayudu & Kedar Jadhav will join the India A & India B squads respectively for the tournament," a BCCI statement read.
Ambati Rayudu on Tuesday said he still dreams of playing for India and was working on his game to achieve that.
Suresh Raina has been called in the Indian team as a replacement for Ambati Rayudu for the ODI series in England.
The Indian selection committee has its task cut out when it zeroes in on the replacement for Ambati Rayudu's in the Indian One-Day squad for the three-match series against England.
Virat Kohli is all set to take part in the two-match T20 Internationals in Ireland after comfortably clearing the YoYo test but Ambati Rayudu is set to be dropped after failing to attain required parameters in Bengaluru on Friday.
IPL 2018 CSK vs SRH: Ambati Rayudu scores an unbeaten century as Chennai thump league leaders SRH to secure playoff spot.