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Tom Moody hints at Yuvraj Singh comeback

Tom Moody hints at Yuvraj Singh comeback
Yuvraj Singh is set to make his debut for Sunrisers Hyderabad on Friday.
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Sunrisers Hyderabad head coach Tom Moody has indicated that Indian all-rounder Yuvraj Singh is all set to make a return from an ankle injury in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL).

Singh picked up the injury during the Super 10 stage encounter against Australia in the 2016 ICC World Twenty20 and has been on the sidelines since then.

While confirming Singh’s availability for the team’s next encounter against Gujarat Lions, Moody said that the 34-year-old’s all-round ability will be a boost for the Sunrisers Hyderabad.

“He (Yuvraj Singh) is available. When we finalise our XI, he is very much in our thoughts,” said Moody.

“Yuvraj Singh is a seasoned all-rounder, who brings experience to the team and can make useful contribution to the team both with bat and ball.”

After having played seven games, Sunrisers Hyderabad are currently in the fifth position in the IPL points table and they have played two matches less than Gujarat Lions, who are slotted in the second spot.

The Sunrisers Hyderabad have had almost a week’s rest after their previous encounter against the Royal Challengers Bangalore on 30th April.

There has been plenty of movement in the points table in this week but Moody has asserted that the team is only focusing on their performance in the second half of the tournament.

“We watched all those matches.

“Everyone gets caught up wanting to see how other teams are performing, how other individuals are performing.

“But, at the end of the day, there is no point of striving about what other teams are doing on the table.

“It’s important what we do.

“We got good run of games now.

“We got good rest. The guys are fresh and up.

“It’s fairly now in our hands how we play the second half of this competition.”

In their previous encounter against the Gujarat Lions on 21st April, Sunrisers Hyderabad chased down a target of 136 runs in just 14.5 overs and cruised to a 10-wicket victory.

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