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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.

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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