Calcutta: Yuvraj Singh, whose last India appearance was almost eight months back, is set to make a comeback into the top tier when the national selectors meet in Chennai, on Monday, to pick the squads for India’s limited overs series against Australia.
The selectors would be naming two squads — one for the solitary T20 International and another for the first three ODIs of the seven-match series.
Yuvraj last played for India on January 27, against England, in Dharamsala, and was dropped subsequently due to poor form. But courtesy an impressive run in recent matches, the 31-year-old is almost certain to win his place back.
India’s 2011 World Cup hero underwent rigorous physical training in France. Representing India A in a series against the West India, Yuvraj was in fine form scoring 123, 40 and 61 in three one-dayers. He was also successful with the bat in a T20 game against the same opponents, hitting a quickfire 52. In the BCCI Challenger Trophy, Yuvraj had scores of 84 and 29.
Apart from Yuvraj, it is unlikely that the selectors would go for too many changes to squads which was triumphant in the Champions Trophy and the tri-series.