Bookmark Kaumudi Online  Bookmark this site  Editor@Kaumudi  |  Marketing  Print Advt rates  |  Calendar 2012        Go!    
 
 
May 30, Tuesday 2017 9:09 AM       

       HEADLINES: Kodanad murder: One more accused held                                              Keralite model missing since May 26                                              Film producer Siraj dies                                              Cow slaughter in public: Youth Congress activists suspended                                              Phone trap: Case against A K Saseendran                                              Search operations in Pathankot after abandoned bag found                                              Maoists warn Akshay Kumar, Saina Nehwal for helping CRPF                                              Bengaluru: Varthur Lake spills toxic foam on streets                                              Kolkata's Ananya Maiti tops ISC exam                                              Rahul Gandhi: Which soap will clean BJP's mind set?                                              Saudi rulers will perish: Khamenei                                              Lanka floods: Death toll rises to 164, 111 missing                                              China’s threat over Arunachal Bridge inaugurated by Modi                                              Mary Kom all set to return after hiatus                                              Kaumudi Facebook
       SPORTS Next Article: Star Sakshi to lead the Indian challenge at Asian Championship  
       Aiming to make meaningful contribution in CT: Yuvraj Singh
 
         Posted on :22:14:01 May 10, 2017
   
A A
       Last edited on:22:14:01 May 10, 2017
         Tags: Aiming to make meaningful contribution in CT:
 
DUBAI: Veteran batsman Yuvraj Singh is hopeful that he can make a "meaningful contribution" in India's Champions Trophy title defence during the June 1-18 marquee event in England.
 
"I am delighted to be returning to the India side for the 50-over ICC tournament and look forward to making a meaningful contribution as the side aims to defend its title," Yuvraj was quoted as saying in an ICC statement.
 
"Like any other ICC tournament, it will be a challenging event with each team arriving there believing it can lift the silverware on 18 June at The Oval."
 
Yuvraj, who will be playing in the ICC Champions Trophy after a hiatus of 11 years, however said it would be easier said than done against top cricketing nations of the world.
 
Yuvraj made his debut in the 2002 event in Kenya and featured in all events until 2006, before missing the 2009 and 2013 editions of the tournament.
 
India are clubbed with Pakistan, South Africa and Sri Lanka in one of the two groups.
"We are in a tough group, but at the same time we are a form side following a highly successful domestic season. We will target to carry forward the winning momentum into the ICC Champions Trophy so that we can become the second side after Australia to win back to back titles," said Yuvraj, who has played 296 matches for the country.
 
Yuvraj said with plenty of NRIs settled in the UK, India have always felt at home while playing there.
"The United Kingdom is an excellent location to host the ICC Champions Trophy. We have always felt at home away from home due to the overwhelming support we always receive there," he said.
 
India has retained eight players from the successful team of 2013, namely Virat Kohli, who will captain India for the first time in a major ICC event, Ravichandran Ashwin, Shikhar Dhawan, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Rohit Sharma and Umesh Yadav.
 
Jadeja won the player of the final at Edgbaston four years ago following his 33 not out and two for 24 in a rain- reduced final, while Dhawan won the player of the tournament award for finishing as the lead run-scorer with 363 runs in five matches with two centuries and a half-century. For Dhoni, it will be his fourth appearance.
 
While a number of players will be returning to this short and sharp tournament, Pakistan's Shoaib Malik stands out as he has been selected for his sixth successive tournament.
 
Only eight other players have played in six ICC Champions Trophy tournaments. They are Ricky Ponting (Australia), Rahul Dravid (India), Daniel Vettori (New Zealand), Mark Boucher and Jacques Kallis (both South Africa) and Sanath Jayasuriya, Mahela Jayawardena and Kumar Sangakkara (all Sri Lanka).
 
All the teams can make changes to their squads without needing an ICC approval until May 24. All player replacement requests from May 25 onwards will require the approval of the Event Technical Committee.
A A
       SPORTS
Next Article: Star Sakshi to lead the Indian challenge at Asian Championship
 
 
SPORTS HEADLINES
Mary Kom all set to return after hiatus  
Govt opposes bilateral cricket series with Pak  
BCB 'not too keen' on Pakistan tour  
Messi magic inspires Barca to retain Copa del Rey  
Indian umpire Nitin Menon to officiate in English county  
Chennai surfers dominate Day Two of 'Indian Open of Surfing'  
Second edition of 'Indian Open of Surfing' gets underway in Mangaluru  
No auto extension for Kumble, BCCI invites applications  
Ashwin wins International Cricketer of the Year award  
ICC promises ‘robust’ security for Champions Trophy after Manchester attack  
Pak players not welcome for Pro Kabaddi League: Govt  
MI clinches IPL 2017 with one-run thriller victory  
C K Vineeth stars in Bengaluru FC lifting Federation Cup  
Sachin holds first screening of his movie for Armed Forces  
IPL 2017 final: MI eye record third title against RPS  
Mirza-Shvedova storm into Italian Open semis  
KKR all out for 107 against MI in qualifier 2  
Mallya to continue to represent India in FIA  
Tendulkar visits PM Modi, receives blessings  
India retain top spot in latest ICC Test rankings  
MI, KKR lock horns in qualifier 2 to enter IPL final  
India put up a strong fight in 2-3 loss to New Zealand  
Sunita Lakra completes century of international matches  
KKR win toss, opt to bat against Sunrisers in IPL Eliminator  
Sharapova vows to 'rise again' after French Open snub  
 
Do you agree with Centre's ban on cattle slaughter across India?
Yes
 
No
 
No Opinion
 
 
 
Home Kerala India World Business Sports Sci&Tech Education Automobile CityNews Movies Environment Letters 
© Copyright keralakaumudi Online 2011  |  Reproduction in whole or in part without written permission is prohibited.
Head Office Address: Kaumudi Buildings, Pettah P.O, Trivandrum - 695024, India.
Online queries talk to Deepu Sasidharan, + 91 98472 38959 or Email deepu[at]kaumudi.com
Customer Service -Advertisement Disclaimer Statement   |  Copyright Policy