Indian captain MS Dhoni has revealed the reason why Yuvi is not part of the Indian team anymore. Yuvraj, who played a crucial role in India’s 2011 world cup win, has not been a regular in the team recently despite his impressive Ranji form.

Dhoni said, “If you see, after the rule change happened, Yuvi didn’t bowl a lot. We must admit that once the rule change (field restriction) happened, it did affect his bowling although he is a regular with the ball in T20s. In the pre-field restriction days, Viru paaji, Sachin Paaji and Yuvi used to bowl a lot and we depended on them. But they were all part-timers and on good batting tracks, they would find it difficult to bowl well.”

He added, “Like Raina is a good option if there is some help from the wicket. Also, he bowls a good line to the left-handers. I felt I needed him during the Ireland game. Like Shikhar (Dhawan) and Rohit (Sharma) are also part-timers but I can only use them when conditions are conducive.”

It seems to be fair that Yuvraj has not been picked now as his bowling wont be effective.


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