Yuvraj Singh's record against Pakistan in T20 internationals [Stats]
Few would have thought that Yuvraj Singh would be lining up again for India after being out of the team for nearly two years after a disastrous outing in the 2014 World T20 final against Sri Lanka.
The southpaw has not only earned a place back in the side, but showed that his match-winning skills are still intact with his superb cameo against Australia in the Sydney T20I.
Very few cricketers have been match-winners like Yuvraj and his performances in victorious campaigns during the 2007 World T20 and the 2011 ODI World Cup are a testimony to this fact.
His 16-ball 58 against England, where he brought up his half-century off just 12 deliveries, and the knock of 70 runs from 30 balls against Australia played a crucial role in India’s road to the final of the 2007 World T20, while he shined with both bat and bowl as India emerged victorious in front of their home fans during the 2011 World Cup.
Interestingly, Yuvraj is the only cricketer apart from skipper MS Dhoni to feature in all six previous T20 encounters between the two Asian giants and has a decent all-round record against the fierce rivals.
He has scored 117 runs in six matches, including a 36-ball 72 which came at Ahmedabad, and has also taken three wickets at an average of just below 26.
Here are the statistics in full.
Yuvraj was at his devastating best in the T20 encounter against Pakistan at Ahmedabad back in 2012 where he smashed 72 runs off just 36 balls.
Yuvraj Singh’s knock included seven sixes, the most by any batsmen from either side in Indo-Pak T20 matches, as he destroyed the Pakistan bowling attack to guide India to victory by 11 runs in a high-scoring encounter.
Though he has not managed to shine with the bat in the other matches, he showcased his ability with the ball picking up two wickets during the 2012 World T20 encounter which India won comfortably by eight wickets.
The overall stats may not be world-beating, but Yuvraj is one player who has the ability to be the ultimate showstopper and Indian cricket fans will be hoping that the Punjab cricketer once again thrills them with a night to remember.