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Yuvraj Singh drops hint that Zaheer Khan could play against Kings XI Punjab

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4.74K   //    01 May 2015, 11:20 IST
Yuvraj Singh Zaheer Khan
Yuvraj Singh and Zaheer Khan at an event

Delhi Daredevils batsman Yuvraj Singh has hinted that Zaheer Khan could play in Delhi Daredevils’ match against the Kings XI Punjab on Friday. The left-arm fast bowler is yet to play for the Delhi-based franchise after he was bought for Rs.4 crore at the auction earlier this year.

Yuvraj mentioned that although the decision will be taken by the coach and captain, he thinks that his former India teammate has a good chance of playing.

"I don't know about the team selection, but I think he is playing on Friday. You have to ask the coach (Gary Kirsten) and captain (Jean-Paul Duminy) about this but I think he is starting," Yuvraj said.

The 33-year-old also mentioned that the Daredevils need to be more consistent and can’t afford to not win games from here on in.

"I think we won two games in a row, we lost one and then won a game and then lost another one. It's not that we are losing games in a row. We are winning and losing. T20 is a very unpredictable format, anything can happen on a day. But the point is that we need to win few more games consistently to qualify for the last four," Yuvraj added.

"I am sure we have the guys to do that and we just need two-three special performances in the next four games. We have had good wins and lost a few bad games, so we just need to fight till the end and try and win some games."

The left-handed batsman has struggled for form in this season’s IPL so far and is determined to turn things around soon. He added that playing in the lucrative T20 league is not easy after a season in domestic cricket.

"It's not easy because at times in domestic level at times you don't play the quality of international bowlers, so at times it's hard to come in and adjust quickly. I am not trying to give any excuses, but T20 is a different form of domestic season, you hardly get time to get set and play your game. But that's the nature of T20 cricket," he said.

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