New South Wales eyes Yuvraj Singh for T20 Big Bash

Updated: 05 October 2009 15:09 IST

Yuvraj Singh's exploits in Twenty20 cricket have grabbed the attention of Australian state side New South Wales Blues.

New Delhi:

Yuvraj Singh's exploits in Twenty20 cricket have grabbed the attention of Australian state side New South Wales Blues, which wants to rope in the Indian star for their domestic Twenty20 tournament.

According to a top NSW player, the management is likely to contact Yuvraj and try to get him on board for the Twenty20 tournament, which starts from December 28 this year to January 23, 2010.

"He's a great player, and he's been magnificent in conditions across the world, so if we can get him, it'll give us a great chance at the title," the unnamed cricketer told espnstar.com.

Skipper of Kings XI Punjab, Yuvraj scored 415 runs from 15 matches at an average of 34.58 at a strike-rate of 160.85.

He also has two IPL hat-tricks to his name.

Overall in 57 Twenty20 internationals, Yuvraj has scored 1380 runs at a strike-rate of 138.27 and bagged 20 wickets.

NSW are the 2008-09 Big Bash champions, and are currently in India for the Champions League Twenty20. The team boasts of many Australian internationals but ten of their 36-member squad for the season are bound by Cricket Australia contracts.

The Blues have also shown interest in signing Pakistan's all-rounder Shahid Afridi, Sri Lanka skipper Kumar Sangakkara.

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