August 23, 2019
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Ahead of IPL 2019, Yuvraj Singh shines with the bat in DY Patil T20 cup

Yuvraj Singh last featured in a T20 International against England on 1 February 2017 and since then the Chandigarh born lad has failed to get the attention of the selectors courtesy of his poor run of form. He was picked in the third round of IPL auction 2019 after he failed to get a bidder in starting two rounds which almost ousted him from IPL picture. However, Mumbai Indians successfully got his services for a sum of 1 crore rupees.

Yuvraj played for his home franchise Kings XI Punjab in the last season but could just manage 65 runs in 8 matches that meant that the franchise owners released him ahead of the 12th season. He failed to put up a magical show in the ongoing Ranji trophy playing for Punjab but the southpaw has again showed some signs of vintage touch with the bat in a T20 tournament.

Yuvraj shines with the bat

The 37-years-old smacked 80 off just 57 balls playing for Air India in the ongoing DY Patil T20 Cup tournament in Mumbai. Air India finished their innings on 169 for 7 in 20 overs against Mumbai Customs.

Yuvraj bowled one over in the match, conceding 12 runs but he could not rescue his team from a 9-wickets loss to the hands of customs who finished the match in the last over.

He will next battle it out in next month’s Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 trophy which is the premier T20 domestic tournament in India. Some impressive performance in the tournament might get the attention of the selectors to make him a wild card pick for the world cup.

Yuvraj had earlier spoke about his dream of representing the nation for the final time in 2019 world cup scheduled in England and Wales.

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