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Srikkanth backs Yuvraj to return for World T20

July 04, 2012 16:14 IST

Yuvraj Singh is back in training after recuperating from a rare germ cell cancer and selection committee chairman Kris Srikkanth has said he wants the attacking left-handed batsman back in the side for the World Twenty20 in Sri Lanka.

The squad for the mega event in September will be announced later this month.

"Yuvraj has started practice, which is a very good thing. A guy who has won the World Cup should come back. We are all hoping for that. We want Yuvraj back for T20 WC," Srikkanth said on Wednesday.

Yuvraj Singh"We still have time. The squad will be picked later this month," he added.

Srikkanth said the side is picked after due consideration with national coach Duncan Fletcher.

"One good thing is that Duncan Fletcher is with us. We have discussions over phone. They are healthy discussions," he said.

Yuvraj, who recently started practice, is undergoing a rehabilitation programme at the National Cricket Academy in Bangalore.

The World T20 tournament starts on September 18.

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