World Cup 2023: Yuvraj Singh Highlights India’s Biggest Issue

World Cup 2023: Yuvraj Singh Highlights India’s Biggest Issue: Former Indian all-rounder and World Cup hero Yuvraj Singh has spoken out regarding India’s chances of winning the forthcoming ODI World Cup 2023, saying he is “not sure, to be honest” if India would win the ODI World Cup 2023 at home.

Following a humiliating setback in the World Test Championship Final 2023, the Indian cricket team will now host the forthcoming ODI World Cup 2023 at home, hoping to win the event and end their ICC trophy drought. It should be remembered that the Indian cricket team last won an ICC trophy, the ICC Champions Trophy, in 2013, under the guidance of MS Dhoni. Since then, the Indian cricket squad has struggled.

World Cup 2023: Yuvraj Singh Highlights India's Biggest Issue

World Cup 2023: Yuvraj Singh Highlights India’s Biggest Issue

In an open interview on a YouTube channel, ‘Cricket Basu’, Yuvraj Singh voiced his disappointment. When asked about India’s chances in the World Cup 2023, he provided an honest answer. He stated:

“To be honest, I’m not sure if they’re going to win the World Cup, but I can say as a patriot that India will win. Because of injuries, I see a lot of issues in the Indian team’s middle order. It’s disappointing to see them (India) fail to win a World Cup, but that’s life.”

Furthermore, he argued that the Indian squad has been let down by team combinations. He stated:

“We have a wise captain in Rohit Sharma. They should perfect their combo. We need a couple of games to warm up. We should have a pool of at least 20 players from whom to select a squad of 15”

He stated that while the team’s top order is OK, the trouble is in the middle order, particularly at numbers 4th and 5th. He stated:

“The top order is fine, but the middle order requires attention. Slots 4 and 5 are critical. If Rishabh Pant bats fourth for his IPL team, he should bat fourth for the national team as well. The number four batsman cannot be a showy run-scorer. He must be someone who absorb the pressure.”

Yuvraj Singh also stated that India cannot be in an experimental phase when competing in critical games such as the knockout games. When asked who he thought would be the best No.4, Yuvi proposed KL Rahul and also backed Rinku Singh for the position. He stated:

“Rinku Singh was batting brilliantly. I believe he has the foresight to form a partnership and keep the strike. It’s far too early. If you desire him, you must provide him with a sufficient number of matches.”

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