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India all-rounder Yuvraj Singh, who has been away from international cricket for over a year, is looking to bat for his country in the 2019 ICC World Cup. He looked in good nick during the Vijay Hazare Trophy on Monday, playing for Punjab. Very few supporters were at the stadium to watch the match against Karnataka, but were vocal when they saw Yuvraj walked out to bat, cheering for the veteran batsman.

After a cautious start, the left-hander exploded with his usual flair. He soon started depositing the ball into the stands with ease and grace that he so often displays when at the crease.

 

Yuvraj last played an ODI for India in June 2017. Earlier that year, he had earned a recall to the ODI side after being on the sidelines for more than three years. Yuvi celebrated his return with a career-best 150 in his second game back, enthralling a packed Barabati Stadium in Cuttack. He went on to score 372 runs from 10 ODI innings at an average of 41.33. maintaining a strike rate of 98.67.

 

The flamboyant left-hander was also awarded the Man of the Match during India’s Champions Trophy tie against Pakistan when he slammed 53 off just 32 deliveries.

“When I am hitting the ball out of the park at will, and not having that fear that I am going to get out, that is when I am feeling good. All my cricket has been fearless. Obviously, you have to see the situation and play accordingly. But when I start hitting the ball out of the park and doing that consistently, then I feel that I am in a good space,” he said.

I want to go happily playing the game

Yuvraj Singh, only two months away from his 37th birthday, looks in top shape and has also been enjoying his cricket at the domestic level. He is ambitious enough to play for India at the 2019 World Cup but realizes that whether he gets to be a part of the team is not under his control.

 

“My decision to make is that I want to go happily playing the game. I didn’t have a good domestic season last year, I had a bad IPL. I took a break and I thought that if I am looking to play another year or two years, I want to go playing this game happily because this game has given me everything,” he said while speaking to Cricketnext.

Yuvraj is in a good mental space nowadays and the cricketer is keen to turn around his career once again. “I didn’t have too much good (batting) practice before coming here, I just played one practice game against Madhya Pradesh. But I just felt mentally very good. I felt that I was fitter, I was stronger compared to last year, when I was not in a good mental space. The key for me has always been to be in a good mental space, that’s when I have played good cricket. Let’s see what happens now,” he said.

Yuvraj was overlooked for the ODI series in Sri Lanka in August-September 2017, and has been unable to find a place in India’s XI even as Virat Kohli‘s side are struggling to find a permanent middle-order batsman with the World Cup looming. Yuvraj, who was the Player of the Tournament in the 2011 World Cup, is determined to give the 2019 World Cup one final shot.

 

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8 minutes ago, Global.Baba said:

Indian cricket has become like a slot machine floor at a dusty smoke filled  casino . Every over the hill oldie wants a shot at that one last jackpot 

Quite possible under current regime for him to return when we can persist with a finished MSD and limited players like Rayudu and Pandey he can return on the basis of being an experienced player.

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1 minute ago, Laaloo said:

Lol what'd he say?

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Yograj, who played only a Test for India, had compared Dhoni with Raavan after India had beaten Pakistan in the World Cup 2015. Yograj reiterated that fact yet again, saying: “Raavan's reign has to come to an end similarly; even his reign has now come to an end. We will see who actually comes out on top now that it will be solely based on performances.”

 

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7 minutes ago, wanted_desi said:

All Matches Played by Yuvraj in VH in comparison with other Young players from same Punjab Team:

1st: Yuvraj:48(41), Shubman 115(131), Anmolpreet: DNP, Gurkeerat 31(42)
2nd: Yuvraj41(51), Shubman24(44), Anmolpreet DNP, Gurkeerat85*(80)
3rd: Yuvraj6 (10), Shubman26(37), Anmolpreet DNP. GurkeeratDNP
4th: Yuvraj26(31), Shubman40(66), Anmolpreet 35(51),Gurkeerat 15(21)
5th: Yuvraj96(121). Shubman53(39),Anmolpreet DNP, Gurkeerat101(96)
6th: Yuvraj9(6), Shubman73(88), Anmolpreet 141(114), Gurkeerat30*(22)
7th: Yuvraj38(60), Shubman77(93),Anmolpreet 138(106),Gurkeerat 6*(2)


Yuvraj:    Innings:7, Runs:237, Average:33.9, SR:74
Shubman:   Innings:7, Runs:408, Average:58.1, SR: 82
ANmolpreet:Innings:3, Runs:314, Average:104,  SR:115
Gurkeerat: Innings:6, Runs:268, Average:89.3, SR:101


This guy should be kicked out of Punjab team based on these numbers, there are more deserving players
warming benches. And he wants to play WC

 

low strike rate .. proves that uv played responsibly :p: 

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10 minutes ago, wanted_desi said:

All Matches Played by Yuvraj in VH in comparison with other Young players from same Punjab Team:

1st: Yuvraj:48(41), Shubman 115(131), Anmolpreet: DNP, Gurkeerat 31(42)
2nd: Yuvraj41(51), Shubman24(44), Anmolpreet DNP, Gurkeerat85*(80)
3rd: Yuvraj6 (10), Shubman26(37), Anmolpreet DNP. GurkeeratDNP
4th: Yuvraj26(31), Shubman40(66), Anmolpreet 35(51),Gurkeerat 15(21)
5th: Yuvraj96(121). Shubman53(39),Anmolpreet DNP, Gurkeerat101(96)
6th: Yuvraj9(6), Shubman73(88), Anmolpreet 141(114), Gurkeerat30*(22)
7th: Yuvraj38(60), Shubman77(93),Anmolpreet 138(106),Gurkeerat 6*(2)


Yuvraj:    Innings:7, Runs:237, Average:33.9, SR:74
Shubman:   Innings:7, Runs:408, Average:58.1, SR: 82
ANmolpreet:Innings:3, Runs:314, Average:104,  SR:115
Gurkeerat: Innings:6, Runs:268, Average:89.3, SR:101


This guy should be kicked out of Punjab team based on these numbers, there are more deserving players
warming benches. And he wants to play WC

Such stats are the best use of ICF space. 

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2 minutes ago, Nikhil_cric said:

Oh god! Oh god! Oh god! Please don't tell me this is happening. This is CT all over again. De ja vu. Why can't this guy just retire? Our world cup campaign is finished even before it starts if this guy gets in the squad. 

With likes of Dhoni, Biryani, DK, Pandey, Jhadav, Thakur -- World Cup campaign in more of less over. Better to short Indian team. 

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If that leechad at 6 can torture us shamelessly since last 3 years without doing a jack then anyone can make it to this team.

 

Atleast He will make it to Indian team after some performances in domestics unlike Dadu who never goes to Jharkhad except for riding hummer. And whenever Yuvraj has been picked,He has always played atleast one blinder in the series unlike the DRS expert.Even in CT2017 He has one good knock to his name.

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11 hours ago, wanted_desi said:

All Matches Played by Yuvraj in VH in comparison with other Young players from same Punjab Team:

1st: Yuvraj:48(41), Shubman 115(131), Anmolpreet: DNP, Gurkeerat 31(42)
2nd: Yuvraj41(51), Shubman24(44), Anmolpreet DNP, Gurkeerat85*(80)
3rd: Yuvraj6 (10), Shubman26(37), Anmolpreet DNP. GurkeeratDNP
4th: Yuvraj26(31), Shubman40(66), Anmolpreet 35(51),Gurkeerat 15(21)
5th: Yuvraj96(121). Shubman53(39),Anmolpreet DNP, Gurkeerat101(96)
6th: Yuvraj9(6), Shubman73(88), Anmolpreet 141(114), Gurkeerat30*(22)
7th: Yuvraj38(60), Shubman77(93),Anmolpreet 138(106),Gurkeerat 6*(2)


Yuvraj:    Innings:7, Runs:237, Average:33.9, SR:74
Shubman:   Innings:7, Runs:408, Average:58.1, SR: 82
ANmolpreet:Innings:3, Runs:314, Average:104,  SR:115
Gurkeerat: Innings:6, Runs:268, Average:89.3, SR:101


This guy should be kicked out of Punjab team based on these numbers, there are more deserving players
warming benches. And he wants to play WC

You never know,He might have supported the guys at the other end and provided them a guidance..These number means nothing.

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12 hours ago, UnknownGenius said:

Is Joginder Sharma in a good space too? Won us the T20 WC with his final over. 


What about Irfan Pathan? Or Munaf patel?

Joginder is in the police force now. He has too many backlogged cases to deal with. Irfan is still a good option as a middle order bat who can bowl a few overs. Munaf is busy somewhere celebrating his 45th birthday.

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18 hours ago, wanted_desi said:

All Matches Played by Yuvraj in VH in comparison with other Young players from same Punjab Team:

1st: Yuvraj:48(41), Shubman 115(131), Anmolpreet: DNP, Gurkeerat 31(42)
2nd: Yuvraj41(51), Shubman24(44), Anmolpreet DNP, Gurkeerat85*(80)
3rd: Yuvraj6 (10), Shubman26(37), Anmolpreet DNP. GurkeeratDNP
4th: Yuvraj26(31), Shubman40(66), Anmolpreet 35(51),Gurkeerat 15(21)
5th: Yuvraj96(121). Shubman53(39),Anmolpreet DNP, Gurkeerat101(96)
6th: Yuvraj9(6), Shubman73(88), Anmolpreet 141(114), Gurkeerat30*(22)
7th: Yuvraj38(60), Shubman77(93),Anmolpreet 138(106),Gurkeerat 6*(2)


Yuvraj:    Innings:7, Runs:237, Average:33.9, SR:74
Shubman:   Innings:7, Runs:408, Average:58.1, SR: 82
ANmolpreet:Innings:3, Runs:314, Average:104,  SR:115
Gurkeerat: Innings:6, Runs:268, Average:89.3, SR:101


This guy should be kicked out of Punjab team based on these numbers, there are more deserving players
warming benches. And he wants to play WC

Those stats suck but would definitely do vetttee than thalaiva..

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2 minutes ago, Number said:

Yuvi is unlucky. He was the reason Dhoni won world cup and world T20. But as soon as he hit bad form he was discarded. Aur Dhoni uska saara credit leker abhi bhi khel raha hai :hysterical::facepalm:

Dhoni is the biggest leech in cricket history. Even last year in CT and in 2016 in England series, dhoni was shamelessly tuk tuking at one end and yuvi had to take on the opposition. And then of course thalaiva hit a few boundaries at the end to make his stats look good. 

Without yuvi, he plays knocks like 54(118) against windies where he shamelessly didn't hit a boundary  for 100 balls. He put pressure on the rest of the middle order to score fast who in doing so, got out. And then we had to hear cheap ass PR staff saying no one gave thalaiva support :facepalm:

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"When you win the World Cup, when you are Player of the Tournament, you are on top of the mountain. Suddenly, you fall in the ditch. It's just life, you don't expect that -- you are left with no choice. I had to bounce back and I did it in what I thought was the best way I could."

 

 

"I wanted to prove a point, that I could come back and play for India. That was my biggest motivation. I wanted to prove that point to myself, as much as to anyone else. Everybody said you can't, and I said I can. It was mind over matter. I had some good games, some bad games, I was in and out of the team.

"But I still managed to play a lot of cricket after that - I played a couple of T20 World Cups and a bit of one-day cricket when everybody said that it won't be possible. That's the biggest joy in life, when people say it is not possible and you can make it possible. People thought that my career was over after cancer, and I came back and registered my highest one-day score. That was only self-belief, nothing else."

"I didn't have a good domestic season last year, I had a bad IPL. I took a break and I thought that if I am looking to play another year or two years, I want to go playing this game happily because this game has given me everything.

"So I went to England for five weeks to a training camp this summer, I worked hard on my fitness. I was in Cirencester, at a habitat centre. I worked with a trainer called James, a former Marine, for five weeks. And when I got back home, I had another three weeks on my own; I had eight weeks of fitness before I started the season. I didn't have too much good (batting) practice before coming here, I just played one practice game against Madhya Pradesh. But I just felt mentally very good.

"I felt that I was fitter, I was stronger compared to last year, when I was not in a good mental space. The key for me has always been to be in a good mental space, that's when I have played good cricket. I have just focussed on being in a good space and obviously, the results showed. I have been hitting the ball really well and scored a few consistent scores. Let's see what happens now."

SACHIN TENDULKAR'S ADVICE TO YUVRAJ SINGH

 

"I was speaking to Sachin (Tendulkar), who has always been my mentor, and he asked me, 'Why do we play the game? Just for the love of the game. Yes, we do want to play for India, but also, the game has given us everything'. I just want to enjoy the game, to appreciate that it has given me everything; I respect the game. I have cleared my fitness (yo-yo) test, I have bowled, I have got runs. I have done almost everything that is in my control.

"As I said, selection is not in my control. I am sure everyone is looking at the youngsters for building the team for this World Cup and the next World Cup. It's up to the selectors and the coach/captain to decide, it is entirely their call. I just want to play whatever cricket I get to play till 2019, and then take a call."

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