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‘Lot of concerns in middle order, not sure if India could win World Cup,’ says Yuvraj Singh

New Delhi: Former Indian all-rounder Yuvraj Singh made a huge statement on India’s chances of winning the ODI World Cup 2023 to be held at home. The 41-year-old raised the concern regarding the middle order and said he was “not sure” if India can lift the World Cup. Yuvraj’s concern for India’s middle order “I am […]

Edited By : Prateek Gautam | Updated: Jul 11, 2023 18:44 IST
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New Delhi: Former Indian all-rounder Yuvraj Singh made a huge statement on India’s chances of winning the ODI World Cup 2023 to be held at home. The 41-year-old raised the concern regarding the middle order and said he was “not sure” if India can lift the World Cup.

Yuvraj’s concern for India’s middle order

“I am actually not sure to be honest if they are going to win the World Cup, I can say like a patriot that India will win. I see a lot of concerns in the Indian team in the middle-order because of injuries. It is frustrating seeing them (India) not to win a world Cup but it is what it is,” Yuvraj Singh said in a freewheeling chat on YouTube Channel ‘Cricket Basu’.

He moreover made no bones almost the reality that it’s the combinations that have been letting the Indian squad down. “We have a sensible captain, Rohit Sharma. They ought to get their combination right. We require one or two of diversions to urge prepared. We ought to have a pool of at slightest 20 players to choose a squad of 15 out of.”

Slot 4-5 is really important

As per Yuvraj Singh, India’s top order is fine, but the problem lacked in the middle order, and it need to be sorted. There is a huge question over 4th and 5th slot.

“The top order is fine but the middle order needs to be sorted. Slots 4 and 5 are very important. If Rishab pant is batting fourth for the IPL franchise, then he should come in at number 4 even for the national squad. The number four batsman cannot be a flamboyant run getter. He has to be someone who can absorb the pressure,” Yuvraj said.

He also explained that India’s can not afford the experiment while playing pressure matches like the knock-out games.

KL Rahul or Rinku Sing in India’s middle order

When Yuvraj was asked about he backed KL Rahul, but also suggested Kolkata Knight Riders’ star batter Rinku Singh’s name for the same spot.

“Rinku Singh was batting really well. I think he has the sense to create partnership and retain that strike. It is too early. If you want him, you have to give him enough matches,” Yuvraj added.

He further added that no. four batsman cannot be a flamboyant run getter. He has to be someone who can absorb the pressure.”

First published on: Jul 11, 2023 06:44 PM IST

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