Indian all-rounder Yuvraj Singh is inline to make a comeback to ODI team after three years as he is set to be in the scheme of things for the ODI series against New Zealand.
The 34-year old is arguably the greatest all-rounder India have had in limited over format and it is his skills with both bat and ball is helping him to retain a place in the ODI team.
The Punjabi captain have hit form this season as he played a crucial part while playing for India in T20 format earlier this year. Reports suggest that the veteran southpaw will undergo a fitness test on Wednesday in Bengaluru at the same location where Gautam Gambhir had his fitness tests earlier today.
Gambhir is set to be called for the second test at Kolkata as a replacement for injured KL Rahul. The left-handed opener has been piling up runs in the domestic circuit consistently and critics have raised questions when he was ignored prior to the series.
Meanwhile, Yuvraj Singh is set to be a key part of ODI team as new coach Anil Kumble is keen to have the match winner in his side. Yuvi had a great IPL as he remained the backbone of Sun Risers Hyderabad middle order which helped the team t clinch their first ever IPL title earlier this summer.
It is a known fact that Yuvraj Singh is the India’s greatest match winner at the biggest tournaments as his performances made a huge difference when India achieved 2007 T20 glory and 2011 world cup glory. The player has battled against all odds to make a comeback to cricket after his treatment to cancer as he still contains the desire to play for India.
He has earlier admitted that his goal is to play for India in 2019 World Cup after which he would retire from the game. The new Indian coach has had discussions with Yuvraj Singh and Gautam Gambhir earlier during the Duleep trophy and the dynamic duo are set to play a huge role in the team’s proceedings in the coming days under Anil Kumble.
Yuvraj Singh would be hoping to make the most out of the opportunity as this might his last chance to make a breakthrough into the India team. His experience of 293 ODIs will play a huge hand as no current active player has had played more ODIs for India including skipper MS Dhoni.