Yuvraj Singh in a bizarre turn of events wore the wrong (old) jersey when he came out to bat against West Indies in the second ODI on June 26. Yuvraj was demoted in the batting order as all-rounder Hardik Pandya was given a chance to have a crack at the Windies bowler as Indian top order had set a perfect platform for him to play freely. But, Pandya could not make use of the opportunity and got out after scoring just 4 runs.
Yuvraj came in to bat at No.5 but there was one thing noticeable on his jersey, he was wearing the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 jersey which was recently concluded with India finishing the tournament as runner-ups against Pakistan who clinched the title. Yuvraj too could not score freely and got out early on in his innings.
Yuvraj could only score 14 from 10 balls as he got out to Jason Holder who came round the wicket and bowled a ball that was shaping away from him. Yuvraj who was new at the pitch flashed his bat on that delivery and ended up losing his wicket. Yuvraj has not been able to score well on India’s tour of West Indies.
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Yuvraj’s spot might be in danger as youngster Rishabh Pant too has come into the side and yet to make his debut. The sensational young batsman has done wonders in domestic cricket and IPL 2017. He might get a chance in the side with 3 ODIs left in the bilateral series.
Yuvraj will need to step up his game in order to keep his berth in the side safe. Otherwise, with Rohit Sharma returning to the fold after the West Indies tour and Ajinkya Rahane performing well up the order, Yuvraj might be seen warming the benches in the coming tours.