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The competition for a spot in the Indian team is already high, with a number of experienced seniors along with talented youngsters, all vying for an opportunity. The upcoming ODI series against Australia is already picking up momentum. As the Indian selectors announced the squad for the upcoming series, one of the notable omissions from the squad was that of Yuvraj Singh. It was not a surprise omission considering his not-too-great performance of late. However, experts have opined that say this can well be the end of the road for Yuvraj. FULL CRICKET SCORECARD: India vs Australia 2017, 1st ODI at Chennai

Indian selector Saba Karim has said that the Indian selectors were taking a grave risk by omitting Yuvraj from the ODI squad against Australia (as reported by CricketNext): Discount Yuvraj at your own peril. He is like a phoenix who has time and again shown that he loves rising from the ashes and proving critics wrong. From past experience, I would think it is too early to say that the writing is on the wall. Yes, he has a few issues he needs to work on, but then, he is a champion performer and has time and again proved that. Yuvraj Singh not part of Board President s XI for warm-up tie vs Australia

In fact, to be honest, we during our time as national selectors did for a short span think that it would be very difficult for Yuvraj to make it back to the national team. But I am equally happy to say that he proved us wrong and showed exemplary work ethics to make a return to the national team. Yes, Yuvi need to go back to the drawing board and plan accordingly. He does need to work on his fitness and play domestic games to keep reminding the selectors that he is keen to make it back to the national team. The road is definitely not easy and trust me, nobody knows that better than the man himself, Karim added. Yuvraj Singh s battle against cancer made him a role model: VVS Laxman

I do not think he will be looking much into how the current group is doing. It doesn t help to think much about those already out there. I am sure Yuvraj would be more interested in working on his game and waiting for the opportune moment when he gets his turn and would wish to make the most of it, Karim continued. You cannot say A fits the bill or B fits the bill on a permanent basis. It all changes from situation to situation and you never know when the team management feels that the experience of someone like Yuvraj would suit the bill perfectly. Surely too early to say that the writing is on the wall.