Background

Yuvraj Singh has been the star performer in the IPL season since the start of the tournament back in 2008. He has scored 2750 runs in 132 matches at a strike rate of 128. He has been a vital player for Kings XI Punjab for the first few seasons. In this post, you will read about Yuvraj Singh IPL 2019 stats but before that Yuvi’s overview.

In IPL auction 2014 he was sold Royal Challengers Bangalore for 14 crores becoming the highest-paid player in the tournament. He didn’t perform too well by his standards for RCB. So, he was released by RCB the next season itself. In 2015 he went for a whopping 16 crores and breaking his own value by making him the most expensive ever player to be sold out.

In the 2018 IPL auction, he was picked by Kings XI Punjab for a base price of 2 crores. He scored mere 64 runs from 7 matches at a low average of 12.80. He was bought in the team more for advertising purposes as he was a superstar batman. Although he got matches to play, he was sent lower down the order.

Yuvraj Singh IPL 2019 Team

In the 12th session of the Indian Premier League (IPL), Yuvraj Singh was bought by the Mumbai Indian team for the base price of 1 crore. This was Mumbai Indian became the 6th team of which Yuvi became part of.

Before Mumbai Indians, Yuvi played for Kings XI Punjab, Pune Warriors, Royal Challengers Banglore, Delhi Capitals, Sunrisers Hyderabad.

In 2019, his base price was reduced to one crore and not many franchises were interested in buying him. He went unsold in the first round of auction and that was disheartening to see. Finally, when all the teams were set to buy some uncapped and unsold players in their team Mumbai Indians bought Yuvraj Singh as they had enough funds remaining in their wallet.

Yuvraj-Singh-IPL-2019-stats

Yuvraj Singh IPL 2019 score

Yuvraj Singh only played 4 matches in the 2019 IPL.

Against Delhi Capitals he scored 53, RCB 23 runs of 13, Kings XI  Punjab 18 runs of 22, Chennai Super Kings 4 runs only.

MI vs DC

He played his first match against Delhi Capitals and started the tournament on a high. He scored quick-fire 53 of 35 balls at a very good strike rate of 151.42. He hit 5 fours and 3 sixes off Axar Patel’s bowling. He was named the FBB stylish player of the match for his fluent batting.

MI vs RCB

In the next match against RCB, he showed his vintage form by scoring 23 of just 13 balls. He hit leg-spinner Yuzi Chahal for 3 consecutive sixes and was about to replicate the 6 sixes which he hit to Stuart Broad against England in 2007.

However, Chahal showed his bravery as he bowled a googly and pitched it up inviting him to hit the ball high in the air despite being hit for 3 sixes previously. Yuvi didn’t time the ball well and Mohammed Siraj took a brilliant catch at long-on to dismiss the dangerous batsman.

MI vs Kings XI Punjab

In the next match against his former team Kings XI Punjab, he came at number 4. He played his shots against pace bowlers but didn’t look comfortable against spinners. He played a lot of dots balls against Murugan Ashwin and wasn’t able to rotate strike. He got out for 18 runs in 22 balls to M. Ashwin as he played an Arial shot to deep mid-wicket.

MI vs CSK

Against CSK he got out cheaply for 4 runs by playing the same shot to long-off which he played against RCB. Imran Tahir picked the wicket by bowling the same ball which Chahal bowled to get rid of Yuvi.

He was dropped in the next match as the team management wanted to give young Ishan Kishan a chance. Yuvraj Singh felt that he was blocking the way for youngsters so he insisted on it. He didn’t play a game after that as he was seen warming the bench.

YUVI POST RETIREMENT

Yuvraj Singh didn’t have a great IPL 2019 as he wasn’t given enough chances to show his form. 2019 was his last IPL season and he will be disappointed that he didn’t end off on a high despite having the ability. He announced his retirement on 10 June 2019 just after the IPL. Yuvraj Singh said that he is enjoying retirement and doesn’t want to play cricket for the entire year after playing for 17 years.

Yuvraj had earlier obtained a No Objection Certificate (NOC) to be eligible to participate in the Global Canada T20. As per BCCI norms, a player has to retire from international cricket as well as the IPL to be eligible to play in any foreign T20 competition. Thus, Yuvraj Singh won’t be featuring in the IPL 2020.

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