Yuvi and Harbhajan boost confidence in ICC T20 world cup 2012September 06, 2012 18:19
Suresh Raina opined that India is getting back on track for the Twenty20 World Cup 2012 with the most important stars Yuvraj Singh and Harbhajan Singh, who were also responsible for the nation to bring the ODI world cup back home, present in the team.
"It's almost the same team that won the World Cup 2011. Also we have a lot players who were a part of World T20 triumph in 2007. So the team is upbeat and in a positive frame of mind ahead of the World T20," Raina said talking to PTI.
With Yuvi back in health, shape and hopefully form on the ground too, there are hardly any doubts that he would be key to India bringing back the second Twenty20 World cup home. His performance was unparalleled in the inaugural World Twenty20 cup in 2007 and the ODI World Cup in 2011.
Less than a fortnight away, the expectations for the star who had won over a rare form of cancer are high. The whole nation including the teammates had looked forward to his comeback and now that he is in the squad after tremendous hardwork at the NCA they are waiting for him to shine on the ground.
Raina said that he had a lot to learn from a fighter like "Yuvi bhai". He added, "I really wish him best of luck in his comeback. We are pretty confident that he will do well," he said.
Speaking of the "doosra" Singh, Bhajji, he said that his comeback in the team was much needed as he had the capacity to flip the match around completely with two or three overs. With such a combination of players in the team he said India has a better chance than most opponents.
The last time India had toured Sri Lanka the figures were India All the way with a 4-1 in the ODIs and 1-0 in the one T20 match that was held.