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In-form Yuvraj hopes to be picked in India's ODI team

September 20, 2013 20:00 IST

Yuvraj SinghFollowing his good showing with the bat for India 'A' in the recently-concluded unofficial ODI series against West Indies 'A', Yuvraj Singh said he hopes to be picked in the Indian team for the ODI series against Australia next month.

"I had a fantastic tournament here (Bangalore). Hopefully it will change things for me," he said at the launch of cancer detection month by 'YouWeCan' and Indian Cancer Society.

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"I am not here to talk about my comeback, when it is suppose to happen it will happen. I am here is for Youwecan. At the end of the day I am a cricketer and I am a fighter and survivor," he said.

India play a one-off T20 and seven ODIs against Australia next month followed by the series against West Indies, which begins on October 31 and will comprise of two Tests and three One-Dayers.

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Yuvraj, who led India 'A' against West Indies 'A', had a good tournament with the bat as he scored 224 runs -- 123, 40 and 61 -- in the three-match series which his side lost 1-2.

Replying to a query, Yuvraj said it was quite a battle after he was diagonised for cancer just after the 2011 World Cup which India won. "To be honest it was hard. I am now feeling fit."

He said Indians are more prone to cancer than ever before and hence regular or annual medical checkups should be part of everybody's health checklist.

"Early detection of cancer is critical in saving lives. YouWeCan is here to generate awareness about cancer and facilitate its early detection," Yuvraj said.

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