Yuvraj Singh has finally delivered a strong statement for his inclusion in the Indian team after scoring a brilliant century in the Ranji Trophy against Madhya Pradesh.
The southpaw, who starred for India in the 2011 World Cup, last played a One-Day International in December 2013. However, the selectors gave him the chance to prove his worth in the shortest format of the game. He was picked for the T20 series earlier this year in Australia and was also in the squad for the Asia Cup and the World T20 in India but he failed to make those chances count. As a result, he was shown the door for the T20 series in the USA against the West Indies.
Any hopes of making a comeback to the ODI team diminished after his poor performance in the Duleep Trophy where he scored only 52 runs from five innings playing for India Red. Matters deteriorated for him after another dismal show in the first match of Ranji Trophy where he scored only 9 and 17 in two innings. But his latest knock will surely bring him into contention. With Suresh Raina not in good form, the selectors will surely look to add an in-form experienced batsman in the middle as the team is going to play the Champions Trophy next year in England. And Yuvraj’s history of doing well in ICC tournaments can work in his favour if he continues to give performances like the one he gave against Madhya Pradesh.
The southpaw slammed his 25th first-class ton. Last heard, the batsman was batting on 163, With the Indian team selected only for the first three matches of the five-match series, Yuvraj might make a comeback to the Indian team if he keeps on performing consistently.
Watch the moment when he completed his century: