India in Australia 2011-12 January 13, 2012

Yuvraj Singh out of Australia ODIs

ESPNcricinfo staff

Yuvraj Singh has been ruled out of the one-day tri-series to be played in Australia following the ongoing Test series. ESPNcricinfo has learnt that he is yet to fully recover from the non-malignant lung tumour that has kept him out of the team since the home ODIs against West Indies. He has been training at the National Cricket Academy in Bangalore, and while his condition is better since the time the tumour was discovered, he does not want to rush back into cricket until his recovery is complete.

Yuvraj hasn't played ODIs since his Player-of-the-Tournament performance in the World Cup. An injury kept him out of the tour of the West Indies, though, and his contribution to India's tour of England was cut short by a finger injury sustained during the Nottingham Test. He returned for the home Tests against West Indies, and was left out of the side for the third Test, in November. He asked the BCCI to not consider him for selection for the home ODIs against West Indies because he wanted time to regain fitness. He was not considered for the Test series in Australia, which India currently trails 2-0.

Yuvraj said he had been troubled by bouts of coughing and vomiting since the World Cup but had ignored the problem during the tournament, "assuming it was due to stress". Subsequent tests revealed "a golf-ball sized" growth on his left lung. He went through several rounds of medical procedures in order to ascertain the exact nature of the tumour, which was eventually found to be non-malignant. Yuvraj had been targetting a comeback in the tri-series, also involving Sri Lanka, which kicks off on February 5, but is now unlikely to make a comeback until the Asia Cup in March.

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  • Turhan on January 16, 2012, 15:23 GMT

    @Gurnam Singh Money is the answer to your quest!

  • Dummy4 on January 16, 2012, 13:02 GMT

    Yuvi Bhai, Please get well soon, We need you in India team ASAP. I love you and like to see playing for India again.

    God, Please help yuvi... Get well soon.

  • sandeep on January 16, 2012, 5:54 GMT

    yuvraj loosing his credibility himself.first you stop comments on medias about his fitness.earlier he told he is fully fit and will play in tri series.but now he run away from aussies series.

  • Vikku on January 16, 2012, 4:37 GMT

    Instead of asking the players to STOP PLAYING IPL - let us be more intelligent viewers by saying STOP WATCHING IPL ... it is WE THE PEOPlE who is spoiling Indian Cricket not BCCI .... Let us see who is going to be ready for sponsorship if there is no viewership !!!

  • Dummy4 on January 15, 2012, 7:04 GMT

    indian players not fit the odi or test cricket but can some one give me the answer how come they all fit for IPL ????

  • Dummy4 on January 15, 2012, 3:48 GMT

    @ Arrow Bowman, mate there is nothing as god of cricket. Also there is a difference between the ability of playing against fast bowlers, medium pacers and spinners. Sachin is the best player against Warne, hands down. Excellent against Murli (Lara is the best) but unfortunately he was clueless against Saeed Ajmal. Coming to fast men. He avgs 36 and 37 against Wasim, McGrath, Donald and Ambrose. They are the giants of fast bowling. He avgs 27 against Shoaib Akthar (one on one avg) with around 8 to 10 dismissals in 20+ encounters. Bad. He plays very good against medium pacers and makes most of their bowling.But mate don't put numbers together to prove your point.My point is based on Analytical Stats, not just stats. So its not ignorance, its just that you don't comprehend it. LOLZ

  • Dummy4 on January 14, 2012, 17:49 GMT

    Yuvi is the one man who can win games for India abroad. With him gone, I cant see the likes of Raina & Jadeja making equally valuable contributions in the middle order. Hence, you can expect more Indian batting collapses next month in the tri series!

  • Jonathan on January 14, 2012, 16:31 GMT

    1/Sehwag 2/R.Sharma 3/Raina 4/Kohli 5/Tiwary 6/Dhoni 7/Jadeje 8/I.Pathan 9/Ashwin 10/P.Kumar 11/U.Yadav. 12/M.Vijay 13/P.Patil 14/Rahul Sharma 15/Munaf 16/Mithun

  • ranjith on January 14, 2012, 15:11 GMT

    yuvi is a great player,when situation demands he delivers,he is be the real hero of indian cricket,we know how he came back to world cup squad from injuries and deathly dangerous lung tumour,but he made it for all the fans of us,dear fans spare some heart for need of criticising his abilities he is the only man who delivered 6 sixes to a test playing genuine fast bowler in an over,i dont know anyone remember his 1st international match where he fearlessly thrown much famed aussies attack and won the match for india at the age of eighteen.he can hit anything out of the park.ATLEAST HE HAS SHOWN MORE SPIRIT WHILE PLAYING FOR INDIA,COMPARED TO SOME IPL FAMES IN THE CURRENT TEAM.

  • Dummy4 on January 14, 2012, 14:55 GMT

    oo sad news this is a big void in indian odi and t20 team and why are people again behing IPL so should paly for his country when he is not 100% healthy yuvi is one of those of rare players who has come foward and said youngsters are losing focus to IPL surely he puts country ahead of anything

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