New Delhi: Speculations are rife that Yuvraj Singh is back in the India reckoning after lighting up the ongoing Ranji Trophy season with three back-to-back centuries. Giving these speculations a realistic touch is the injury to all-rounder designated, spinner Ravindra Jadeja.
According to reports, Jadeja may miss out on the squad for the 2015 Cricket World Cup, to be announced on January 6. The 26-year old, suffered a shoulder injury during the ongoing Australia-India Test series, is fighting against time to regain match fitness.
Jadeja's fitness concerns seem to have opened the doors for Yuvraj to make a comeback into Indian One Day International (ODI) squad, just in time to play in the World Cup. Interestingly, the veteran all-rounder was not included in the 30-man probables list. However, he can still make the World Cup cut as a replacement for a injured players, in this case Jadeja.
Known as one of the best ODI all-rounders, Yuvraj helped India to two world titles – 2007 World T20 and the 2011 50-over World Cup. However, since making his comeback after surviving a cancer fight in 2012, the 33-year-old has failed to perform. After a poor 2014 World T20 outing, his place was taken by younger players like Ambati Rayadu.
But, despite the negative developments the Punjab player kept his focus and as a result, regained his lost form in the domestic circuit. If Jadeja fails to make the team, reports added, Yuvraj can be the player to replace him because of his vast experience, besides being a big-match player.