Sit down to pick a dream team from across the ages in any sport at any point in time, and you will realise that this is an exercise fraught with danger. Three main perils lurk in the shadows, waiting to bludgeon the Selector with a Jumbo bat, and each strikes with deadlier force than the other.
On song, Yuvraj could destroy bowling sides and do it in a manner that was exquisitely easy on the eye. His selection adds a dash of left-handed elegance to the lower middle order, and the ability to strike the ball out of the park seemingly at will.
A more-than-useful left arm spinner and always sharp in the field, Yuvraj was always a compelling package, at least for the one-day game.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni (captain)
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