Thursday, 7 April 2016

Yuvraj Singh out of first two weeks of IPL

Yuvraj Singh is all set to miss atleast the first two weeks of IPL 2016 as he continues to recover from an ankle injury that ruled him out of the World T20 on March 30.

Sunrisers Hyderabad's Coach Tom Moody told,"Sadly, Yuvraj will be out for a couple of weeks but we don't know how long that is going to be" A Player Like Yuvraj Singh is an important part of any team. He is not only a match-winner with the bat, but he is a very useful bowler in those middle overs. Going into the auction, we were aware that we needed to strengthen our middle order. Hence, we targeted players like Yuvraj and Deepak Hooda to give us that depth in our middle order and they complement what we already have in our squad.

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“What we are aware of this year is building a great depth and strength in our squad and by securing people like Aditya Tare, Tirumalasetti Suman who has had a lot of IPL experience in the past, we feel that we have got that depth of talent to be able to cover for any circumstance and Yuvraj’s absence is one of them. With Yuvraj being injured at this stage, you don’t know what is around the corner - you need that depth in the squad.”

Yuvraj Singh was part of the IPL auction which was held earlier this year and the all-rounder was bought by Sunrisers Hyderabad for Rs. 7 crore.

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Moody said they are motivated and wanted to make the play-offs. "We are very motivated like we are every year; there is no doubt about that. We are keen to play finals cricket. We are setting our target on being in that top four," he said.

Sunrisers Hyderabad have secured the 6th spot in the past two subsequent seasons. Last year, Sunrisers needed one win from their last two games to secure a berth in the playoffs, but lost both games, one of which was a truncated affair against Royal Challengers Bangalore.

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"We have got a good balance of experience and youth in this side, which is important. We have got some experienced campaigners in Yuvraj, Nehra, Dhawan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and some young talent that will work off those experienced players. We have an exciting balance."


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