#2 Ambati Rayudu
Even though the right-hander failed in his attempted big shot early in the innings against Lions on Saturday, Rayudu can build on from his good ODI form in England where he scored a couple of fine half-centuries for India. A decent opening partnership might give the Indian some much needed breathing space to have a go at the bowling.
The Hyderabadi right hander had a disappointing match at Egdbaston some fortnights ago when his captain refused singles to the ‘in form’ specialist batsman in the T20I against England. The struggling Mumbai Indians will be looking up for the experienced middle-order batsman to deliver against the Islanders and will be looking to send a message to his national captain on his six-hitting credentials.
The 28-year-old holds a prominant place in the batting line-up that is desperately looking for individuals to fire on all cylinders to take home some points. With a classical approach to his batting, Rayudu can provide that spark.Published 14 Sep 2014, 13:23 IST