Sunday, February 11, 2007

What's the measure for Yuvraj Singh?

By John Cheeran
Tomorrow they are selecting the Indian squad for World Cup.
There should not be any concerns regarding the choice of skipper Rahul Dravid, Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly, MS Dhoni, Anil Kumble, Harbhajan Singh and Zaheer Khan.
Debate should rage when it comes to picking guys such as Virender Sehwag, Robin Uthappa, Yuvraj Singh Dinesh Karthick, Sreesanth, Ajit Agarkar, Munaf Patel and Irfan Pathan.
I’m most puzzled by the case of Yuvraj Singh, the middle-order bat from Punjab. Yes, he has potential to cut loose against bouncy attack. But how fit he is for World Cup?
Chairman of selectors Dilip Vengsarkar and the BCCI secretary Niranjan Shah have been conveniently quiet about Yuvraj’s fitness. Yuvraj got a chance to play in two matches against the West Indies. At Chennai, on a batting paradise, the comeback man appeared out of sorts and contributed in large measure to India’s defeat. In the fourth and final match against the West Indies Yuvraj did not get a chance to bat as the top order made merry.
Yuvraj was out of the team list though the Calcutta one-day against Sri Lanka was abandoned eventually. He is believed to be carrying some injuries and hence he is out of the squad even for the second one-dayer now in progress in Rajkot.
So what’s the measure for measure when it comes to Yuvraj? Doesn’t he need to prove fitness? Doesn’t he need to prove he has the form?
The formbook does not favour Sehwag either, unless he makes amends at Rajkot.So it is pretty much obvious that support from outside, much as in the same fashion the UPA government at the center gets from the Communists, matters in World Cup selection too.

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