Reason Why Yuvraj Singh Has Been Dropped From India Squad
Yuvraj Singh made his comeback in the Indian cricket team at the start of the year 2017 for the limited overs series against England and from there; his career took an upward lift when he played an innings of 150 in the second ODI at Cuttack. After a period of three years, Yuvi made a remarkable comeback in the ODI team and from there, he went onto play for India in ICC Champions Trophy as well.
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When there were doubts whether he will be a part of the Indian team in playing XI or not, the left-handed batsman rebounded with an innings of 53 off just 32 deliveries to play a crucial role in India defeating Pakistan. However, after that innings, a dry run followed.
Yuvraj could just manage a total of 105 runs in a total of five games at ICC champion trophy, which was a big disappointment and the biggest failure came in the final against Pakistan where he could just manage a score of 22 with his bat, at a time when team India needed him the most.
Despite this, he was given a place in the squad for Windies where he played three games with an average of 19.00, before getting injured and making way for Dinesh Karthik. More than his failure with the bat, it was his surprising movement against fast bowlers which came under the scanner. Yuvraj was not able to deal with the pace of the Windies pacers. The only way he could have sustained his place in the team was by performing against Windies, which did not happen and after the series, the all-rounder has been dropped for regulars.
Along with him, Dinesh Karthik and Rishabh Pant have also been dropped to make a place for Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul and Manish Pandey. Yuvraj’s axing is apt because, on one side where Ajinkya Rahane made merry against a weak Windies side to sustain his place, Yuvraj struggled for every run.
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Now he has an uphill task to get his place back as with each passing day, the number of candidates for each post in Indian team is increasing and selectors are looking towards youngster to fill the place. The only way he can get his place back is by scoring heavily in domestic cricket.
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