Duleep Trophy 2014: Day 2 of the semi-final between North Zone and Central Zone will attract many eye-balls, as India’s three out-of-favor stars Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir and Yuvraj Singh, will start their ‘Mission- World Cup’. It’s likely that North Zone will bat on the Day 2 of the ongoing semi-final, and all the selectors, pundits, journalists and fans will have a keen eye on these three, as the build to the World Cup 2015 has already started and the only way these three can make a comeback is by scoring truckloads of runs on the domestic season.
Gambhir, who was recently appointed captain of the Delhi team for the upcoming Vijay Hazare one-day tournament, is going through a horrible patch and he will be keen to impress the selectors after the forgettable tour of England. Gambhir hasn’t made much of the chances that have been given to him, but now he doesn’t have too many chances left before the 2015 World Cup.
Virender Sehwag, who made his last India appearance in March 2013 against Australia, will also be hoping to impress the selectors. Earlier, a BCCI official had said that the selectors might consider Sehwag for the slot of third opener.
Also, former Indian captain Sunil Gavaskar has also backed Virender Sehwag.
Yuvraj Singh was the man of the tournament in 2011 World Cup. But now, he is not what he used to be and he is struggling to make a comeback. The former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly has said that it will be difficult for Yuvraj and Sehwag to play in 2015 World Cup. Yuvraj Singh will play his first game at home since the IPL 7 earlier this year, and he will also be looking to make impression in the all-important game. .
By The Cricket Lounge
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