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Yuvi was never preferred as PWI skipper: Ganguly

Former India captain Sourav Ganguly on Tuesday revealed that Pune Warriors management never thought that Yuvraj Singh is a ‘captaincy material’ after the team’s debacle in the 2011 IPL when they finished last. Ganguly feels that’s the reason why Angelo Mathews and Ross Taylor have been preferred as captains ahead of the senior left-hander. ‘The management had decided not to make Yuvraj captain again after our first season (in 2011 where the team finished last). They thought he (Yuvraj) was not a captaincy material, not the one who could lead the side. It was a decision that was taken after our first season (2011),’ Ganguly told a regional TV channel. Mathews was dropped yesterday as Taylor became the franchise’s fifth skipper from three seasons and the Kiwi led the side to a convincing 24-run win over Chennai Super Kings.As it turned out, Steven Smith, who was Mathews’ replacement, came up with a match-winning performance with his pyrotechnic 39 not out as PWI looked a transformed side.

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