Spin at SCG could turn in India’s favour in semis against Australia: Yuvraj Singh

Shashi / 21 March 2015

Indian ace all rounder Yuvraj Singh firmly believes that Team India’s spinners will play a key role in the 2nd semi final match of the ongoing ICC Cricket World Cup of 2015 when the defending champions India will meet the co-hosting nation Australia on the coming Thursday.

The match is scheduled to be played at the Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney in Australia, which is considered to be a spin-friendly venue if previous records are to be paid heed of, said Yuvraj, who was the man of the tournament of ICC Cricket World Cup of 2011 and obviously the pivotal man much responsible for India’s triumph, says that will give the Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s men an added advantage.

He thinks that Australia has been playing really well, but the match is at the Sydney Cricket Ground, said Singh, who turned out for the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) team at the Emirates Twenty20 tournament yesterday. He also feels that a bit of a turn can be of huge advantage for India. So let us see how the wicket plays, he said.

He also said that India have played really well in the conditions out there in Australia and New Zealand. They have got better with every game, and the best part is that everybody is performing. If they can do it for two more games, he is pretty sure they can go all the way.

Spinner Ravichandran Ashwin has a record of 12 wickets in his sleeves in a total of seven matches, while Ravindra Jadeja has quirked in with a tally of nine wickets.

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