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The comeback man Yuvraj Singh! Will he get a chance in Virat-led Test team

Indian players Virat Kohli and Yuvraj Singh celebrate fall of a wicketWith comeback of Yuvraj Singh in T20s and ODIs, his fans are anticipating his comebacks in test matches as well. Yuvraj played his last test match in 2012 against England in Kolkata. He made his debut in Mohali against New Zealand in 2003. He has played 40 matches and scored 1900 runs at an average of 33.92. He has 3 hundreds and 11 fifties to his name. His highest score is 169 against Pakistan in Bangalore.

Here are the top 5 knocks of Yuvraj Singh’s Test career:

1. 169 Vs Pakistan in Bangalore – This was high scoring test match played in 2007. Both Pakistan and India batted well in this test. Actually, Yuvraj’s fine 169 went un- noticed to many people because of 239 runs by Saurav Ganguly and Irfan Pathan’s 102. This hundred from Yuvraj Singh was his maiden test hundred. This test was finally drawn.

2. 85 not out Vs England in Chennai – This test match innings of 85 runs allowed India to win this match. India batted well in the second innings. After being bowled out for just 234 in their 1st innings, the hosts bounced back well to win this test. England had set a tough target of 387 runs. India gave fitting reply. Sachin Tendulkar’s 103 not out, Virender Sehwag’s 83, Gautam Gambhir’s 66 and Yuvraj Singh’s 85 not out helped India to chase down this score.

3. 77 not Vs Sri Lanka in Delhi – After scoring a duck in his 1st innings. Yuvraj Singh came strongly with his 77 runs in the 2nd innings. That allowed India set a tough run chase of 436 for the visitors. Sri Lanka was bundled out for just 247. India won the match by 188 runs.

4. 59 Vs Pakistan in Multan – This match is remembered for two reasons – first for Virender Sehwag’s 309 and 2nd for early declaration by Captain Rahul Dravid when Sachin Tendulkar was batting on 194 just 6 runs away from his double century. No one noticed that Yuvraj Singh had also made a contribution of 59 runs. His classy 59 runs put India in total command. India scored 675 runs in their 1st innings. Pakistan didn’t even come close to India’s 675. India won by an innings and 57 runs.

5. 54 not out Vs New Zealand in Napier – The hosts were in complete control of this 2nd test. The Kiwis scored 619 runs in their 1st innings after they won the toss and chose to bat first. In reply India were all out for only 305 runs. They were enforced the follow on by the Kiwis. In 2nd innings, Indian batting raised their bar, with Gautam Gambhir’s 137. Yuvraj Singh also contributed with unbeaten 54 runs. Other contribution came from Sachin Tendulkar’s 62, Rahul Dravid’s 64 and VVS Laxman’s 124 not out that helped India to seal a draw. This draw also allowed India to win the test series on New Zealand soil.