Yuvraj Singh has scored 8,329 runs in 293 ODI matches for India © Getty Images
Yuvraj Singh has scored 8,329 runs in 293 ODI matches for India © Getty Images

Amidst reports of Gautam Gambhir’s return to the Indian Test squad ahead of the second Test against New Zealand at Eden Gardens, Kolkata, we could see yet another comeback, this time from Yuvraj Singh in India’s One-Day International (ODI) squad for the series against India. India are scheduled to play five ODIs against New Zealand , beginning from October 16 at Dharmasala. Gambhir has apparently passed his fitness test and Yuvraj will have a chance to prove his fitness on Wednesday at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bangalore. Yuvraj last played an ODI in 2013, which was against South Africa at Centurion. He represented India in the T20 World Cup 2016 at home and also was part of the national squad for the T20I series in Australia, Sri lanka and Asia Cup T20 ahead of the T20 World Cup. Yuvraj was injured for the semi-final against West Indies and as a result, Manish Pandey got a chance in his place.

Yuvraj recently led India Red in the Duleep Trophy. He did not have a particularly successful tournament as he scored 17, 21, 4 and 10 in his four innings. It is believed that India head coach Anil Kumble had a word with both Gambhir and Yuvraj on the sidelines of the Duleep Trophy and to mentally and physically fit as they could be considered for the New Zealand series at some point, according to indiatoday.in. He is however considered to be one of India’s best limited-overs players. He was part of India’s winning campaigns in the inaugural T20 World Cup, the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 and also the ICC Champions Trophy 2013. He was in fact adjudged man of the series for his brilliant all-round show in the 2011 World Cup.