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Yuvraj Singh      

Full name Yuvraj Singh

Born December 12, 1981, Chandigarh

Current age 36 years 188 days

Major teams India, Asia XI, Delhi Daredevils, India A, Kings XI Punjab, Kings XI Punjab, Pune Warriors, Punjab, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Sunrisers Hyderabad, Yorkshire

Playing role Middle-order batsman

Batting style Left-hand bat

Bowling style Slow left-arm orthodox

Relation Father - B Yograj Singh

Yuvraj Singh
    January 2000
    Making an early impression
    Yuvraj Singh's talent is spotted fairly early and he makes a mark in India's Under-19 World Cup triumph in Sri Lanka in 2000. He makes 203 runs at 33.83 and also impresses with his left-arm spin. Less than a year later, he is a part of the national team.
    October 2000
    Grabbing the limelight
    Yuvraj hits the headlines in just his second ODI when the Indian team is emerging out of the match-fixing crisis under the leadership of Sourav Ganguly. Against Australia in the quarter-final of the ICC Knockout Tournament, Yuvraj blazes to 84 off 80 balls in a memorable win.
    August 2001
    Recovery after a slump
    Yuvraj is unable to live up to expectations after that tournament and experiences a decline before fighting back with an unbeaten 98 against Sri Lanka in Colombo.
    March 2002
    Yuvraj finds consistency
    Despite the odd success here and there, Yuvraj struggles for consistency and is dropped. He makes a return in the ODI series against Zimbabwe at home, and strikes successive fifties to seal his comeback.
    July 2002
    Delight at Lord's
    In one of India's finest moments in ODI cricket, Yuvraj, who made 69, and Mohammad Kaif combine to hand their team a thrilling two-wicket win while chasing 325 in the Natwest Series final against England at Lord's. It also seals Yuvraj's place in the ODI team for good.
    February-March 2003
    A first senior World Cup
    Yuvraj has a decent World Cup in 2003, helping India beat Pakistan in the league stage in one of the most watched games of the tournament. He then follows up with a half-century in a tough situation against Kenya in the Super Sixes.
    April 2003
    An overdue century
    The first ton takes a long time coming but in his 71st ODI, against Bangladesh, Yuvraj hits an unbeaten 102 in India's thumping win.
    May 2003
    County cricket beckons
    Yuvraj becomes the second India - after Sachin Tendulkar - to sign with Yorkshire, and represents them in the 2003 English domestic season with mixed success.
    October 2003
    A Test debut finally
    After more than three years in international cricket, Yuvraj plays his first Test, a high-scoring draw between India and New Zealand in his home ground in Mohali. He makes 20 and an unbeaten 5.
    January 2004
    Yuvraj blasts the Aussies
    In another landmark performance, Yuvraj sizzles at the SCG with a blistering 139, smashing 16 sixes and two sixes against the hosts. It is, however, in a losing cause.
    March-April 2004
    Success in Pakistan
    Yuvraj promises aplenty with his performance in India's victorious Test series in Pakistan, with a half-century in Multan, a stand-out maiden century in tough conditions in Lahore and a useful 47 in the final game in Rawalpindi. It also marks the beginning of a string of fine performances against Pakistan.
    January-February 2006
    Another ton in vain
    Yuvraj excels in a hopeless cause for India, making 122 against Pakistan in Karachi when asked to chase 607. There is a turn of fortunes for the team in the ODI series that follows, and Yuvraj shines again with scores of 39, 82*, 79*, 37 and 107*.
    May 20 2006
    So near, yet so far
    An agonising defeat for India as they are beaten by one run in Kingston by West Indies. Yuvraj stars with 93 and with two needed off three balls he is deceived by a slower delivery by Dwayne Bravo to be bowled and hand the hosts a thrilling win. That defeat ends a run of successes while chasing targets in ODIs, and India go on to lose the series 4-1.
    March 2007
    World Cup disappointment
    India are beaten by Bangladesh in their opening game where Yuvraj makes 47, and are knocked out by Sri Lanka against whom he is run out for 6.
    September 2007
    Six balls, six sixes
    In the inaugural World Twenty20, Yuvraj enters the record books, smashing Stuart Broad for six sixes in an over. He followed up with a match-winning 70 against Australia in the semi-finals that put India on the road to a historic title win.
    November-December 2007
    Yuvraj torments Pakistan again
    Yuvraj strikes four fifties in five games during the ODI series and scores 169 to rescue India from a difficult position in Bangalore.
    November-December 2008
    A memorable duel against England
    There is more success in Tests for Yuvraj, who supports Sachin Tendulkar in a match-winning stand to chase down 387 to win India the Test in Chennai. There is much to cheer for in the ODIs as well, where he strikes consecutive tons in Rajkot and Indore.
    March 30 2009
    Keeping the lead intact
    Yuvraj scores a quick, unbeaten 54 in the second innings of the Napier Test against New Zealand to help India save the game after following on. India preserve their lead and go on to win the series 1-0.
    June 2010
    Decline and return
    Yuvraj is dropped from the Asia Cup following the team's return from the World Twenty20 in West Indies. Lack of form, disciplinary reasons and fitness are talked of as the reasons for his exclusion, but he makes a return for the series against Sri Lanka.
    September 20, 2010
    Dropped from the Test squad
    With Suresh Raina scoring a century on Test debut and Cheteshwar Pujara making a compelling case for higher honours with his consistent first-class performances, Yuvraj is dropped from the Test squad for the two-match series against Australia.
    Feb 19 - Apr 2, 2011
    The redemption
    A dream World Cup for Yuvraj, as he scores 362 runs - including one centuries and four fifties - takes 15 wickets, wins four Man-of-the-Match awards, and is also Player of the Tournament. In the process, he becomes the first allrounder to score 300-plus runs and take 15 wickets in a single World Cup.
    Feb-Apr 2012
    The battle with cancer
    Less than a year after the World Cup high came the news of a malignant tumour between his lungs. Yuvraj went to the USA for treatment and returned in April 2012, fairly confident of returning to top-level cricket.