Yuvraj Singh still hopeful of making a comeback to Indian team

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New Delhi, Nov 21: Veteran India batsman Yuvraj Singh hasn't yet given up hope of playing for India national cricket team despite being ignored repeatedly.

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In an interview with The Telegraph, the stylish left-handed batsman from Punjab said, "I am still motivated. I got a career-best 260 just weeks ago. I'm not through with the game."

Yuvraj Singh still hopeful of making a comeback to Indian cricket team

34-year-old cricketer was part of the Indian side during World T20 2016 and played his last international game against Australi at Mohali, during the ICC tournament.

Yuvraj is continuously playing for Punjab in the Ranji Trophy has been in phenomenal form. The southpaw recently slammed career-best 260 against Baroda in the domestic tournament.

After being ignored for national duty against New Zealand ODI series, Yuvraj sent a reminder to the new selectors with a superb knock of 177 in Ranji Trophy at Lahli on October 14.

Yuvraj scored 177 from 295 balls with 24 boundaries for Punjab against Madhya Pradesh at the Chaudhry Bansi Lal Cricket Stadium in Lahli.

Still, the veteran batsman was ignored by the new selection panel for Test series against England for the first two Tests.

But, there is still hope among the left-handed batsman's fans that his domestic circuit performance will earn him a place into the Indian Test squad for the remainder of the Test series against England.

However, looking at the kind of performances Team India put up in the first two matches against England one feels that the selectors would rely over same 'settled' squad.

While those getting a place in the final 14, for the remaining three will have to warm the benches for youngsters Karun Nair and Hardik Pandya, who were picked up against England, are still awaiting their turns.

Therefore, it becomes highly unlikely that Yuvraj will be able to get a spot into the Playing XI. Also, Yuvraj's Test performance hasn't been impressive though he is still regarded as an all-round player in the limited overs'.

Yuvraj would be hoping to earn a place in India's limited overs' squad for the ODI and T20I series against England, starting January, 2017.

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