CLT20 2014: Is Virender Sehwag a couple of knocks away from Indian cap?

India discard Virender Sehwag is all set to play in the sixth edition of the Champions League Twenty 20, with Punjab franchise – Kings XI Punjab.

By Chaitan Papnai | Last Updated: Sep 15, 2014, 20:04 PM IST
CLT20 2014: Is Virender Sehwag a couple of knocks away from Indian cap?

New Delhi: India discard Virender Sehwag is all set to play in the sixth edition of the Champions League Twenty 20, with Punjab franchise – Kings XI Punjab.

It would be a golden opportunity for the veteran player to play a couple of outstanding knocks to show the Indian selectors that he can still be a match-winner on any given day.

CLT20 is a platform where top T20 clubs of major nations participate, and it could prove a turning point in Viru's cricketing career.

With the ICC World Cup mere five months away, if the dashing opener can play some impressive innings to help his Punjab franchise during the sixth edition, then chances are high that he could come under the radar of the selectors. And his outstanding track record while playing in Australia and New Zealand, where the upcoming World Cup is scheduled to take place, can give him that extra edge over others.

During IPL-7, the 35-year-old showed the glimpse of his former self by playing a couple of blistering knocks. One among them was his swashbuckling 122-run knock, which he played against two-time IPL winners and most successful team in the League -- Chennai Super Kings.

So this edition of CLT20 can be a good opportunity for Sehwag to break into Team India for one last time. But for that, performance would be the key for the Delhi player, who last played an ODI for India against Pakistan at Kolkata in January 3, 2013.