October 28, 2012

Indian cricket

Yuvraj v Raina for No. 6

The No. 6 position has long been a troublesome spot for the Indian Test team, and the leading contenders for that slot ahead of the Tests against England are the returning Yuvraj Singh and the incumbent Suresh Raina. G Viswanath analyzes in the Hindu.

Thankfully he's been able to meet the challenges -- of health and cricketing ability --and has proved everyone wrong; after a long absence playing the Test against Darren Sammy's West Indies at the Eden Gardens in November 2011, Yuvraj made his presence in the Twenty20 against New Zealand in Chennai and the Twenty20 World Cup. But it was his five hour 33 minutes tenure in the Duleep Trophy match against Central Zone in which he made 208 that has reinforced the belief that he is looking to compete with Suresh Raina and have a shot for a middle order slot for the four Test series against England.

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