August 23, 2019
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Yuvraj Singh set to play last group stage game for Mumbai Indians

The man of the series of 2011 world cup- Yuvraj Singh’s last dream was to feature for the national team in the 2019 world cup. His dream came to an end when he was not announced in the 15-member squad which didn’t came as a surprise as the man from Chandigarh was not in the best of form in the recent while.

Yuvraj Singh’s career has been on a low ever since he played his last International game for India in 2017. His form in domestic circuit has not been enough to get him a national call up yet again, which may have given him a last ride to play the 2019 world cup. The man from Punjab was released by Kings XI Punjab ahead of IPL 2019 auction and almost went unsold in the auction.

After failing to attract any bid in starting two phases of the auction, he was sold to Mumbai Indians for his base price of 1 crore rupees. Mumbai’s Wankhede stadium holds a special place in the heart of Yuvi as India won the 2011 world cup on the same venue where he was adjudged the man of the tournament for his all-round brilliance.

Yuvraj dawns the MI jersey

After failing to create an impact in the domestic cricket, the 37-year-old came into the league with the determination to turn the tables and hope that the selectors gives him an opportunity in the world cup. He was much better than the previous years and scored 98 runs in four matches but it was not enough to guarantee him a place in the world cup squad and it was not much impactful for Mumbai Indians as well. As a result, he was dropped from the team and skipper Rohit Sharma preferred young guns over the old horse.

After being ignored from the world cup, many believed that Yuvraj Singh may never feature for the Indian team and the ongoing IPL season will be his last one. After getting dropped from the Mumbai Indians, it became certain that he is not coming back to the playing XI yet again but as the Rohit Sharma led team play its last group stage game, Yuvraj Singh is reportedly getting back to the playing ways.

Yuvraj Singh to get another chance

Mumbai Indians will be gearing up to rise up against the challenge in their last group stage game where they will face a wounded Kolkata Knight Riders. A win for MI will ensure that they finish on the second spot in the table that will give them two chances to qualify for the finals. KKR are currently tied with SRH with 12 points but the Dinesh Karthik led team has to win the encounter to claim 14 points to overthrow SRH from number four spot as the Kane Williamson led squad sits with much better net run rate and they will qualify if KKR loses the encounter.

For a crunch encounter, Mumbai Indians have decided to include Yuvraj Singh in the playing XI, according to a report by India Today. He may replace under-fire Evin Lewis who has failed to score big in the middle order.


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