Pune Warriors India – Yuvraj Singh

Country: India
Date of Birth: December 12, 1981
Place of Birth: Chandigarh
Batting Style: Left Handed
Bowling Style: Slow left-arm orthodox
Skill: All Rounder
Teams Played: Asia XI, India, Kings XI Punjab, Pune Warriors India

Batting Performance

M Inn No Runs HS 100s 50s Avg SR
Tests 34 52 6 1639 169 3 9 35.63 58.91
ODI 274 252 38 8051 139 13 49 37.62 87.59
T20s 23 22 4 567 70 0 5 31.5 151.6
IPL 51 50 8 1133 66* 0 5 26.98 131.74

Bowling & Fielding Performance

M Overs Runs Mdns Wkts Avg Best Econ
Tests 34 125.1 431 13 8 53.88 2/9 3.45
ODI 274 805.2 4060 18 109 37.25 5/31 5.04
T20s 23 24 194 0 8 24.25 3/23 8.08
IPL 51 64 466 0 18 25.89 4/29 7.28

Career Performance

First Match Last Match
Tests October 16, 2003 v New Zealand at Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Mohali July 18, 2010 v Sri Lanka at Galle International Stadium, Galle
ODIs October 3, 2000 v Kenya at Nairobi Gymkhana Club Ground, Nairobi April 2, 2011 v Sri Lanka at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
T20s September 13, 2007 v Scotland at Kingsmead, Durban January 9, 2011 v South Africa at Moses Mabhida Stadium, Durban
IPL April 19, 2008 v Chennai Super Kings at Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Mohali – Chandigarh May 1, 2011 v Rajasthan Royals at Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur

Profile

Probably the most naturally-gifted left-hander, Yuvraj Singh made his international debut at a tender age of 19. His ability to hit the ball long and clean was recognized right away. He made an immediate impact on the international stage with his scintillating stroke play. Since then he has more or less been a permanent fixture in the ODI side.

Although it seemed like Yuvraj was troubled by quality spin, he did not let it deter him. His handy left-arm spin combined with his agility have made him an important part of the team set-up. His ability to play crucial innings when it really matters has earned him the tag of a match-winner.

He rocked the ICC World Twenty20 2007 by clobbering 6 consecutive sixes off a Stuart Broad over for the fastest fifty ever in cricket. Many critics tip ‘Yuvi’ to be a future captain of Indian cricket but his inexperience in the Test arena was always exposed by the spinners.

After Sourav Ganguly’s retirement, Yuvraj was drafted back into the Test team after a string of consistent performances in the limited overs format. He responded with two half centuries, the first of which came in a record chase of 387 where he put on an unbeaten 163 runs with Sachin Tendulkar.

He thus effectively sealed his place as a batsman in all three formats of the game. He is also an effective spinner and evidence of this came when he became the first bowler to scalp two hat-tricks in the IPL 2009. On current form, he is one of the most reliable players in the team.

He continues to hold fort for India in the ODI middle-order and his ability to accelerate the innings in the Power Play is, without doubt, one of the best in the side. He is undoubtedly one of the cleanest strikers of the ball in the present day and his long heaves to mid-wicket travel way beyond the boundary rope.


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