Singh is hoping to get in form before the start of the World Twenty20 in September
Indian batsman Yuvraj Singh, who recently recovered from a rare form of germ cell cancer, has declared that he will do everything in his power to play in the upcoming series against New Zealand in order to get himself back in form.
Singh noted that he was most interested in playing the Twenty20 series, as he hopes to use the matches against New Zealand to get himself prepared for the International Cricket Council (ICC) World Twenty20 in September.
The flamboyant Indian batsman has now been training for a month and a half at the National Cricket Academy in Bangalore.
Speaking to reporters, Singh stated that since there was not much domestic cricket scheduled before the start of the World Twenty20, he believes it is crucial that he is chosen to play in the two Twenty20 Internationals against New Zealand, which will be played on September 8 and 11.
“There is not much domestic cricket before the World T20 so I have to make a comeback for the tournament, I must play in the two matches against New Zealand,” Yuvraj said to reporters.
However, Singh also mentioned that he would not rush his comeback and expressed his eagerness to play in some of the domestic games as well.
“Unfortunately there is no Ranji Trophy before the World Cup. I hope to get some match practice in the Buchi Babu Memorial. Chemotherapy has taken toll on my body but I am getting fitter by the day. I should be fully fit in the next two months,” he said.
When asked how tough it was being back on the field after his cancer treatment, Singh said: “It is very tough. I have started working on my fitness all over again and each muscle takes time to regain strength. The muscles have stopped trembling and I feel a lot better. I am focussing a lot on cardio as of now.”