Should Yuvraj be in the Test team?


I was just fiddling with the stats filter on CricInfo and looking up Yuvraj’s test performance.. His overall test record is nothing to write about

Mat I NO Runs HS1 HS2 HS3 Ave 100 50 0
19 29 4 830 122 112 77* 33.30 2 3 3

While Sehwag has been criticised so much for lack of contributions etc what has Yuvraj done? Should he be taken in the Test team. Should not a more prolific newcomer be considered instead? 19 tests and 2 centuries and 3 fifties??? Ok so maybe those were early days, He was opening the batting or shunted up and down the order. Let us look at something more recent. Last 10 tests played

Mat I NO Runs HS1 HS2 HS3 Ave 100 50 0
10 15 1 414 122 75 45 29.57 1 1 2

Just 1 hundred and 1 fifty in 15 innings!  Let us look at something even more recent. He played in all 4 tests against the West Indies last year and here is his stats.

Mat I NO Runs HS1 HS2 HS3 Ave 100 50 0
4 7 1 104 39 23 19 17.33 0 0 1

With this kind of performances and stats what is he doing in the test team?

-Sanjay

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2 responses to “Should Yuvraj be in the Test team?

  1. Yuvraj role seems to be the “designated” fielder in the team 🙂 Kaif had that role that in the one-day matches.

    Yuvraj is not a good player of quality spin bowling. It would be funny to watch Yuvraj play Shane Warne and he is not sure to go forward or back. For a middle order batsman playing spin is vital.

  2. Interesting stats…to say the least. I had expected much better figures.

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