Sourav Ganguly names 5 players he would decide from present Indian side in his Test team

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Sourav Ganguly was one of the influential captains in the historical past of Indian cricket. Ganguly, who turned 48 on Wednesday, modified the way in which Indian cricket was played as a more aggressive model was employed by the team under his reign. Team India, under Ganguly, had the likes Sachin Tendulkar, VVS Laxman, Rahul Dravid, Virender Sehwag, Harbhajan Singh, Javagal Srinath, Anil Kumble, and Zaheer Khan. They won Test series against all the highest sides on this planet whereas reaching the final of the 2003 World Cup.

The Test side under Ganguly beat Australia in each residence and away games, as stalwarts of Indian cricket continued to make their nation proud. In 2018-19, Virat Kohli-led India went a step further as his team went on to win the Test series in Australia, turning into the first Asian nation to take action. The present side under Virat Kohli have turn into a premier team in world cricket as nicely, they reached the top of each Test and ODI cricket.

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If Ganguly had the possibility to choose 5 cricketers from the present Test side to his team, then who would he decide?

“It is a troublesome query as each era the players are distinct. In your present team, I’d have cherished to had Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma in the side. I’d not decide you (Mayank) as I had Virender Sehwag. I’ll go for Bumrah as I had Zaheer on the different end. I’d also go for Mohammad Shami after Javagal Srinath retired. I had Harbhajan and Anil Kumble in my side, so Ashwin can be my third spinner. I’d be tempted to have Ravindra Jadeja also,” the earlier India captain informed Mayank Agarwal in the newest episode of ‘Open Nets with Mayank’, uploaded on BCCI web site.

Under Ganguly, India managed to succeed in the 2003 World Cup final however lost to Australia in the summit conflict. Under Kohli, India reached the 2019 World Cup semifinal however lost to New Zealand in the knockout conflict, and thus, had been eradicated from the tournament. Mayank also requested Ganguly to “decide three cricketers from India’s World Cup 2019 squad you’d have cherished to have in your World Cup 2003 squad”.

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In his response, Ganguly mentioned: “(Virat) Kohli, Rohit Sharma and (Jasprit) Bumrah.” Explaining the explanations, Ganguly mentioned: “The high quality of quick bowler (Bumrah). We played in South Africa, though we bowled exceptionally nicely in that series. Bumrah, Rohit, and Virat can be in the center. Rohit on the high, and I at no. 3. I don’t know possibly Sehwag could be listening to this and I’d get a cellphone call tomorrow, ‘what the hell do you assume’. But I’d have these three in the squad,” he mentioned.


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