Will Yuvraj Singh of the old return in IPL 7?

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Published: Monday, April 14, 2014, 13:13 [IST]
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For many, Yuvraj Singh might have played his last game for India when he flopped in the ICC World Twenty20 2014 final against Sri Lanka in Mirpur on April 6. But it may not be.

With just two days left for the start of the seventh edition of Indian Premier League (IPL 7), Yuvraj can redeem himself.

Will Yuvraj Singh of the old return?

Yuvraj is the costliest player in IPL 7. Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) splurged Rs 14 crores on the left-handed all-rounder at the Players' Auction in February.

But since bagging that expensive offer, Yuvraj's on-field performance has been a huge disappointment. Barring a half century against Australia, Yuvraj struggled throughout the World T20 in Bangladesh.

The 32-year-old has the best platform now in IPL to rediscover his batting form. This IPL could be make or break one for the left-hander from Punjab.

If Yuvraj returns to form with RCB, it will certainly extend his international career. However, a string of failures in IPL 7 might make it difficult for him to retain his India spot in the wake of young talent emerging in the country.

With explosive batsmen lined up by RCB, many fans are expecting big scores from the Bangalore franchise in the UAE leg and also in India.

Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Chris Gayle and Yuvraj make a dream quartet of batting riches. If all click on the same day, bowlers are set to suffer.

All eyes will be on Yuvraj in IPL 7. His fans will be hoping he fires again.


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