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What's wrong with India's ace batsman Yuvraj Singh?

Even the sharpest critics of Yuvraj Singh will admit that when the southpaw gets going he is a genuine match-winner. However, the flamboyant left-handed batsman who once struck fear within the opposition’s bowlers with his exquisite shot-making ability is now almost reduced to a shadow of his former self. So far he has struggled in the two outings in the super ten stage of the World Twenty20 in Bangladesh and needs to get back in form quickly.

Also read: WT20: MS Dhoni backs Yuvraj Singh to perform in remaining matches

Yuvraj Singh

Infact, his confidence  seems to be at an all-time low and that has also affected his fielding and bowling. Yuvraj dropped a regulation high catch of the dangerous Chris Gayle during Sunday’s clash with the West Indies, which luckily did not prove to be costly in the context of the game.  In his two outings against Pakistan and the West Indies, Yuvraj looked scratchy and badly out-of-form. He scored a painstaking 10 off 19 balls against the West Indies on Sunday and was cheaply dismissed for 1 in the earlier match against Pakistan.

Time is running out for the talented southpaw and he has to find his feet quickly if he wishes to be part of the 2015 World Cup team. With the kind of form he’s in at the moment, it will be difficult for the selectors to persist with him in the future.

The WT20 is the perfect stage for the talented southpaw to again establish his credentials as one of the most feared batsman in the shorter version of the game. Indian skipper MS Dhoni is also backing the Punjab lad to come good in the remaining matches of the T20 World Cup. Can Yuvraj Singh, who fought off cancer, get over this slump and revive his cricketing career? Only time will tell

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  • Sibi24-Mar-2014

    Yuvi is a real legend!! He just need some support from the team or outside the team to motivate him to play his natural attacking shots..rather than fear about his position in team. IF he is not in the team...or if not in form... NO KHOLI..or NO RAINA can bring the world cup 2014 for india..!!! Pray for his good form..if india need to win the cup!!

  • Satish24-Mar-2014

    The problem with Yuvraj, as I see now, is nothing else than his mind set. In the past he was fearless, risk taker, positive and selfless for team cause. He doesn't have to look up to anyone else but himself. But the big question is, is he learning from his failures? He is 32 now, supposed to be high time for a batsman.

  • Husain sundrani24-Mar-2014

    Yuvraj do not needed to work on bating technique jus ned a support from Dhoni that play without fear. Yuvraj play fearless cricket and you will be back.

  • zafar 24-Mar-2014

    He is a world class batsman and cannot be compared.it seems that he just struggling owing to lack of confidence.i was suprised to see he drop that regular and easy catch which normally should not be dropped by such a genuine player like him.i wish he comes to his natural form of playing which makes bowler to rethink every ball they bowled.

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