I can still be picked for the World Cup: Yuvraj Singh

Editor Sportzwiki / 20 November 2014

Indian batsmen Yuvraj Singh, inspite of some poor form in the Vijay Hazare trophy has expressed his confidence of making it to the 2015 Cricket World Cup. He said that he is looking to perform well in domestic tournaments to impress the selectors and finalize his place in the 15 men squad. He has the backing of Sachin Tendulkar and Sunil Gavaskar, but his selection solely depends on his performance in the domestic circuit.

“Anything is possible in life and I am looking forward to playing for India again. Selection is not in my hands. I’ve got a few domestic tournaments coming up (and) I look forward to playing in that. If they (selectors) think I can still deliver I think I’ll get picked. I just look forward to playing cricket. The youngsters are doing pretty well. It’s going to be hard to find a place in the top XI. But the World Cup is going to be a squad of more than 16, so let’s see what happens,” he said to NDTV.

When asked about India’s chances in the World Cup, he said

“We have a couple of match winners – Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma and MS Dhoni will be the main batsmen in the team right now. But I would say our bowling is a bit inexperienced. Hopefully the bowlers should deliver. Wickets might help the bowlers over there with the bounce. Tracks are going to be bouncier and move a bit more so. You can only assess once you get there and how your World Cup starts. It’s very important to get a good momentum going in the World Cup which we had in 2011,” he said.

“With India’s long tour of Australia starting later this month, the team should focus on building momentum ahead of the World Cup. This especially as the tracks in Australia and New Zealand are different from ones back home,” he concluded.


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