Yuvraj Singh must be part of the ICC World T20 2016, says Sunil Gavaskar

Sudipta / 31 January 2016
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Yuvraj Singh’s four and six of the first two balls of last over delivered by Andrew made easy for India to score 19 run from the last over and chase down 198 with seven wickets in hand. India become the first team to whitewash Australia at their home.

Speaking NDTV, former India skipper Sunil Gavaskar said that India needed to show patience with their greatest match winner.

“Yuvraj has not lost his power. He is a brilliant fielder and he gets you wickets. He is a plus. India must be patient with him,” Gavaskar said.
Yuvraj has the bat for the first time in the series today. But with the ball in hand he took the wickets of Glenn Maxwell in two consecutive matches. In the first T20 he took a stunning catch off Chris Lynn to give Hardik Pandya his first wicket while with the ball, he has twice gotten rid of Australia’s most destructive batsman, Glenn Maxwell. Gavaskar said that these attributes make him a vital member.

“Yuvraj gets wickets in Australia. On the sub-continent, where the pitches offer to turn, he has to be part of the XI for the ICC World Twenty20,” Gavaskar said.

Speaking to NDTV, former India skipper Sunil Gavaskar said India needed to show patience with their greatest match-winner.

“Yuvraj has not lost his power. He is a brilliant fielder and he gets you wickets. He is a plus. India must be patient with him,” Gavaskar said.

“Yuvraj gets wickets in Australia. On the sub-continent, where the pitches offer to turn, he has to be part of the XI for the ICC World Twenty20,” Gavaskar said.

 

Suresh Raina One of the Best Readers of Twenty20 Games

The former India skipper also praised Raina for his calm finish in the thrilling T20 match at SCG. The left-hander, who was dropped for the ODI series, survived a missed stumping chance on naught to make Australia pay. His skills at the death was the difference in giving India victory.

“In Twenty20s, there is no better reader of the format than Raina. The way he and Yuvraj held their nerve in this big chase is commendable,” Gavaskar added.
He also said that this is the Indian XI which should play in the upcoming World Twenty20 in March. “The balance of the team is good. This is the playing XI that I would like to see in the World Twenty20,” he said.

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