Yuvraj Singh is struggling a wee bit and seems to be a pale shadow of his older self. The southpaw has not been among runs in the ODI series against Australia and the West Indies and that has cast doubts about his ability to hold a place in the Indian team for long. However, skipper MS Dhoni feels that it's only a matter of time before the strapping batsman hits form. Dhoni spoke about a few issues after the second ODI on Sunday night.

Yuvraj's lack of form

Yuvi is not having a really good time out in the middle but it happens to any player. He has struggled a bit in the couple of games but we want him to get back to form. He is a very aggressive batsman who can be really destructive when in form. He is a very experienced player and the stats show that he is a match-winner. We want him to get some runs under his belt and regain his confidence so that the pressure is off his back.

The No.4 puzzle

We are trying different combinations to see which works better. Yuvi has got a lot of his runs batting at No. 4, but he has been a bit off key. In the Australian series, he was not getting too much time to settle down. If you look at the stats, he was getting out quite early. Hence, we thought of sending him at No.4 in this series. Raina has done well at No.5 and he is always an option for the No.4 spot.

Not using Yuvi the bowler

If we need him to bowl, we will definitely use him. We need to see what works for the team on a given day. We used Raina today as we felt he had a better chance against the left-handers in the West Indian team. We have a left-arm spinner in Jadeja and Yuvi is always there as a back-up option.

Losing momentum

Yes we lost a bit of momentum as a couple of wickets fell but we made up for it at the end. Their best bowler Sunil Narine was bowling at that time and we wanted to make sure that we don't give him any wickets. We not only succeeded in it but also put up 288 which is a very competitive score. In a day game, it would have been like chasing 400 on this wicket.

Looking ahead to Kanpur

It's a day game and there will be no dew factor. But we need to take positives from each game. In this game, I feel the bowlers did a extremely remarkable job in taking the game to the last over.

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