World Cup 2019: 3 Players who can replicate Yuvraj Singh's 2011 WC heroics for India
- A look at some players from the current Indian team who can emulate Yuvraj's role in the World Cup winning team
#2 Ravindra Jadeja
When Ravindra Jadeja burst on to the scene, many saw him as a successor to Yuvraj Singh. He was picked by Rajasthan Royals ithe n first season of IPL where he left a strong impression upon every one. But as it turned out, Jadeja at international level has grown more as a bowler; though he has made contributions witthe h bat – they have come rather sporadically.
His most significant all-round display came in 2013 Champions Trophy where he was the highest wicket-taker (winner of the Golden Ball) and made substantial contributions with the bat – especially in final, when he with Virat Kohli resurrected India’s innings to help post a challenging total (which India subsequently defended).
2019 World Cup will provide Ravindra Jadeja an opportunity to show his all-round prowess. If wickets in England spin, which could be the case in the latter half of the tournament, then Jadeja’s accurate left-arm spin will be vital and if he makes contributions with the bat, it could allow team India to play three frontline seamers with Jadeja batting at number 7.Published 09 Mar 2019, 09:29 IST