Former Indian all-rounder Yuvraj Singh drew comparisons between the current Indian team and that of the IPL’s most successful team, the Mumbai Indians (MI). Yuvraj feels that the depth is the same on both sides with the right mixture of right and left-handed players.
Team India began their preparations for the T20 World Cup with a couple of wins against England and Australia. Although there are a few chinks in their armor that needs to be fixed, they will be satisfied with the way they played in the warmup matches. Speaking about the Indian team in a conversation with TimesofIndia.com, Yuvraj said:
“The whole team needs to perform. Then only you can win the title. I feel India has a great T20 side but the T20 format is very unpredictable. One session of five overs can take away the game.“
“I feel Team India has the same depth as Mumbai Indians. They have 5,6,7 and 8 as allrounders. The left-right combinations. Hardik, Krunal, Pollard are there. They have depth in their batting. They have allrounders. We do have a side like that.“
“We have a strong batting lineup and all-rounders” – Yuvraj Singh
The current Indian side led by Virat Kohli is one of the strongest contenders for the T20 World Cup title. They have plenty of batting depth, a plethora of spin-bowling options, along with a pace battery that other teams envy, as elaborated by Yuvraj Singh.
“If you look at Jadeja, Hardik, and Rishabh, we have a strong side. New guys are also coming in. We have a strong batting lineup. We have all-rounders. We have a strong batting lineup till number 8 and we have a mix of extra bowlers,” he added.
The Indian team will square off against Pakistan on October 24 at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium to kick off their tourney.
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