Former India all-rounder Yuvraj Singh is good to go to play for Toronto Nationals in the second release of six-group Global T20 Canada to be held in Brampton from July 15. The World Cup-winning every single rounder was picked by Toronto Nationals as its marquee the player in Thursday’s player draft.
“For all #YuvrajSingh fans! ??#TorontoNationals get @YUVSTRONG12 for #GT2019,” Toronto Nationals said on social media.
Yuvraj had declared retirement in June in an offer to carry out his specialty in establishment based T20 alliances over the globe. Remarkably, the all-rounder had kept in touch with the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) looking for authorization to play in abroad T20 competitions.
“He kept in touch with the board yesterday. I don’t see an issue in him getting approval to play in abroad associations since he has resigned from worldwide cricket and IPL,” a BCCI source had told the PTI.
Yuvraj had said that he needed to play some “fun cricket” sooner rather than later when he reported his retirement. “I need to play T20 cricket. At this age, I can figure out how to play some sort of fun cricket. I need to proceed to make an amazing most.”
Yuvraj will be joined by some huge names from world cricket, including New Zealand captain Kane Williamson, Andre Russell, Shahid Afridi, Wahab Riaz, Shakib Al Hasan, Sunil Narine, Faf du Plessis among others.
Yuvraj will share the changing an area with India pacer Manpreet Gony, Brendon McCullum and Kieron Pollard at Toronto Nationals.
Worldwide T20 Canada 2019 squads
Yuvraj Singh, Brendon McCullum, Kieron Pollard, Trent Boult, Heinrick Klaasen, Manpreet Gony, Chris Green, Sandeep Lamichhane, Callum MacLeod, Chirag Suri, Ghulam Shabbir, Jasdeep Singh, Jeremy Gordon, Ravinderpal Singh, Salman Nazar, Mark Montford, Rodrigo Thomas
Darren Sammy, Shakib Al Hasan, Colin Munro, Shahid Afridi, Wahab Riaz, Lendl Simmons, Andre Fletcher, Babar Hayat, George Munsey, Rohan Mustafa, Zahoor Khan, Timil Patel, Nitish Kumar, Abrash Khan, Armaan Kapoor, Faisal Jamkhandi, Nawab Singh
Chris Lynn, JP Duminy, Dwayne (DJ) Bravo, Dwayne Smith, Umar Akmal, Rayad Emrit, Najibullah Zadran, Paul van Meekeren, Sompal Kami, Rameez Shahzad, Shaiman Anwar, Sunny Sohal, Hamza Tariq, Kaleem Sana-ur-Rehim, Umair Ghani, Romesh Eranga, Varun Sehdev
George Bailey, Thisara Perera, Sunil Narine, Fawad Ahmad, Isuru Udana, Niroshan Dickwella, Keemo Paul, Muhammed Naveed, Kyle Coetzer, Matthew Cross, Nizakat Khan, Steven Taylor, Dillon Heylinger, Nikhil Dutta, Bhupinder Singh, Arslan Khan, Yax Patel
Kane Williamson, Faf du Plessis, Ben Cutting, Shadab Khan, Muhammad Nawaz, Sherfane Rutherford, James Neesham, Safyaan Sharif, Anshuman Rath, Richie Berrington, Ehsan Nawaz, Kyle Fitzroy Phill, Davy Jacobs, Navneet Dhaliwal, Satsimranjit Dhinsa, Akash Gill, Shahzad Ahmadzai
Chris Gayle, Andre Russell, Shoaib Malik, Tim Southee, Rassie van der Dussen, Chadwick Walton, Daniel Sams, Hayden Walsh Jr, JJ Smit, Tobias Visee, Michael Rippon, Ali Khan, Saad Zafar, Rizwan Cheema, Rayaan Pathan, Harsh Thaker, Matthew Nandu.