Former Indian captain Sunil Gavaskar has said that Yuvraj Singh’s axe from the WC’15 squad was expected but feels that this axing should spur Yuvraj on to continue his good form in the domestic circuit and make his way back into the side (Currently, Yuvraj has scored three consecutive hundreds in Ranji Trophy). 

Gavaskar said:

“Yuvraj would have got the signal when the probables were named (by BCCI in December). It’s hard on him and a huge blow to his morale. 

“The World Cup axe should spur Yuvraj to score double tons in Ranji and win his place back in the team. He is only 33 years old, he should be motivated to make a comeback.”

Talking about the world cup squad, Gavaskar said that the team has the potential to defend the crown but a lot would rely on how fast-bowlers perform on those wickets. 

If they bowl well on Australian wickets, India will defend the World Cup,” Gavaskar added. 

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