MOHALI: For the past few days,
has been sweating it out with his
teammates on the IS Bindra Punjab
The man is motivated to invent a comeback within the upcoming Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 tournament. He spent a wonderful 45 minutes within the nets, and since the ball met the candy space of his bat, it change into evident that the charismatic left-hander had now not lost his magic touch.
Thirty Punjab cricketers divided into two groups had attended a 10-day preparatory camp earlier than a T20 tournament from December 18 in Ludhiana.
However, uncertainty prevails in terms of Yuvraj’s comeback. Lack of match-fitness is one in every of the reasons, because the 39-year-historical change into having a bid about off form. He is moreover yet to receive approval from the Board of Help an eye on for Cricket in India (BCCI) president Sourav Ganguly.
Punjab Cricket Affiliation (PCA) secretary Puneet Bali, who had requested Yuvraj to advance out of retirement, told TOI: “We are still looking ahead to BCCI’s response.”
Yuvraj had retired from worldwide, domestic cricket, along with the Indian Premier League (IPL), in June 2019, clearing himself to play in a foreign country leagues all around the globe. He played for Toronto Nationals within the World T20 Canada held in August closing year and Maratha Arabians within the Abu Dhabi T10 closing November.
There is nothing irascible with Yuvraj’s want to gain laurels for his thunder, but BCCI’s rule discourages all active players from playing in in a foreign country T20 leagues. Mumbai leg-spinner Pravin Tambe change into one in every of essentially the most modern examples.
Tambe had announced his retirement in 2018 and went on to play the T10 league within the UAE. Later, in an public sale held in December 2019, Tambe change into picked by Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR). However the BCCI didn’t allow him to participate, citing he has retired and played within the in a foreign country league.
This might per chance perchance also be appealing to search if the fancy batsman will in discovering a green signal from BCCI or now not; the 2011 World Cup hero did bid about in unsafe touch with the bat.
A year within the past, left-arm pacer
switched to Chandigarh after he change into now not noteworthy of his residence thunder Punjab’s Vijay Hazare Trophy squad. However the pacer has determined to cross befriend to Punjab.
The bowler, who is moreover within the 30-member Punjab squad within the continued camp, has refused to bid something on his comeback. However, a prime UTCA mighty has told TOI that the hasty bowler has secured a no-objection certificates from Chandigarh.
The 28-year historical, who has played six ODIs and two T20Is for India, change into excessive of the Punjab selectors sooner than making a swap to Chandigarh closing year.
The change didn’t pan out nicely for Sran as he most productive managed to in discovering five wickets in as many Record-A suits, two wickets in four T20 suits and failed to gain any wicket within the solitary
game he played towards Arunachal Pradesh. He change into later dropped by the Chandigarh selectors, declaring his awful hasten of compose.
Punjab probables: Mandeep Singh, Yuvraj Singh, Abhishek Sharma, Salil Arora, Gitansh Khera, Ramandeep Singh, Sanvir Singh, Karan Kaila, Rahul Sharma, Krishan Alang, Sandeep Sharma, Arshdeep Singh, Ikjot Singh, Naman Dhir, Abhishek Gupta, Himanshu Satyawan, Gurkeerat Singh, Anmolpreet Singh, Prabhsimran Singh, Nehal Wadhera, Anmol Malhotra, Aarush Sabharwal, Abhinav Sharma, Harpreet Brar, Mayank arkande, Baltej Singh, Siddharth Kaul, Barinder Sarn, Gurnoor Singh, Harjas, Abhijit Garg, Kunwar Pathak