Yuvraj Singh to play in BBL 2020
A left-arm batsman Yuvraj Singh has expressed interest in playing in the Australian franchise-based T20 League Big Bash BBL 2020, which is set to begin in December 2020. According to the Sydney Morning Herald, Cricket Australia is trying to get Yuvraj Singh to play in the Big Bash.
He last played international cricket for India in 2016, reaching the age of 39. Retired from international and domestic cricket last year, he no longer gets a chance in the IPL. So this time Yuvraj is thinking of something different, he wants to play in the Australian T20 League Big Bash.
The Sydney Morning Herald reports that Yuvraj Singh’s sports and media manager Jason Warne has confirmed that Cricket Australia is continuing to try to get a team for Yuvraj.
They also said that the Big Bash teams have also shown interest in getting him, and they are also keen to include the recently retired former India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni in the squad. No cricketer listed by the Indian Cricket Board has a chance to play in an outside T20 league, but both Dhoni and Yuvraj have retired from international cricket.
That is why there is no obstacle for either Yuvraj Singh or Mahendra Singh Dhoni to play in the Big Bash. The Sydney Morning Herald quoted former Australian all-rounder Shane Watson as saying that the inclusion of Indian cricketers would make the Big Bash League more attractive.
Shane Watson told the Sydney Morning Herald: “It would be incredible for them to play in this tournament, as no Indian cricketer has played in the Big Bash before. This is the ideal situation, there are many world-class T20 cricketers in India who do not play in the national team. They have a chance to play in the Big Bash, which would be great for the Big Bash and other tournaments around the world. ”
Yuvraj Singh is one of the key figures in India’s 2011 World Cup win, having scored 701 runs and taken 111 wickets in 304 ODIs for the team. He also played in 40 Tests and 56 T20I matches for India, scoring 1900 and 118 runs and taking 9 and 26 wickets respectively.