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India vs West Indies: Five reasons why Pawan Negi should replace Yuvraj Singh

Pawan Negi is more than handy with the bat too as young all-rounder showed that during the domestic limited-overs tournaments.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: March 31, 2016 5:20:58 pm
India vs West Indies, Ind vs WI, WI vs Ind, West Indies, Pawan Negi, Negi India, Yuvraj injury, Yuvraj SIngh, India cricket, Cricket India, sports news, sports, cricket news, Cricket Young and energetic, Pawan Negi would give MS Dhoni fresh legs on the field. (Source: PTI)

Yuvraj Singh’s injury during the knockout clash against Australia has left India to make some tough calls ahead of the semi-final against West Indies. The team management drafted Manish Pandey into the squad and it seems it will be a call between Pandey and Ajinkya Rahane. (STATS || POINTS TABLE || FIXTURES)

We, however, beg to differ and feel Pawan Negi could be a handful against the West Indies today. Here’s why:

West Indies XI is dominated by right-handers and Negi, turning away from them, could come handy with his stock deliveries. With Pandey and Rahane, Dhoni would be a bowler short and in batting-friendly conditions, it’s never bad to have cushion of some overs.

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Negi is more than handy with the bat too. The young all-rounder showed that during the domestic limited-overs competitions for Delhi early this year.

With IPL experience on his side, Negi would know a thing or two about the current West Indies set-up – dominated by IPL stars.

Young and energetic, Negi would give Dhoni fresh legs on the field. He covers ground at a decent pace and has a safe pair of hands.

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Negi gives Dhoni a lot of flexibility as he has experience of bowling in the death and in powerplay. He did that successfully for the Chennai Super Kings in the IPL and CLT20

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