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    Default Ganguly back in Indian Test squad

    After nearly a year in wilderness, Sourav Ganguly made a dramatic comeback to the Indian Test team in the wake of the side's disastrous performance in South Africa and calls for bringing back experienced players.

    VVS Laxman has replaced Virender Sehwag as the vice-captain of the Test side.

    While Md Kaif, Ajit Agarkar and Suresh Raina made an exit, Gautam Gambhir and Zaheer Khan returned to the Test squad after a long break. Sreesanth and VRV Singh have also been included in the team.

    The decision to recall Ganguly was taken by the national selectors, who, significantly, met BCCI President Sharad Pawar at his residence before their meeting to select the 16-member squad for the three-Test series against South Africa beginning on December 15.

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    Default gud decision

    i think its a gud decision but recalling ganguly to one day side would have added more value. its hoightime that he performs and works his way back into the side

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    Exclamation his trouble have just begin now

    Its good that ganguly is been recalled in to indian team but, he must not forget that the the time ahead is very difficult.His job starts now,so does the troubles and the time to work hard and give 150% effort

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    if there were no Sourav and Laxman, India would have lost in 3 days.
    Now India will lose in 4 days

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    i think its absolutely brilliant that ganguly is back.it was such a shame the way he was treated after all he has done for the team. everyone has to pay the price if u dont perform well and i am not saying he shouldnt have been dropped but it was the manner he was and what happened after that. ganguly is the only other asian captain after imran khan who stood up to the western teams and gave them a taste of their own medicine.aussies always like to bully asian teams and ganguly desearves lot of credit in the series india won in india and also drew in aus. he may be little harsh at times but india should realize his contributiuon to the team. the susscess india won wasnt down to just tendulkar or dravid..it was also down to gangulys captaincy. a foreign white coach comes in and we the typical indians with inferiority comples fold and let him run things. very very shameful. lets hope it wont happen again...

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    Default congratulations dada

    Quote Originally Posted by s. khan View Post
    i think its absolutely brilliant that ganguly is back.it was such a shame the way he was treated after all he has done for the team. everyone has to pay the price if u dont perform well and i am not saying he shouldnt have been dropped but it was the manner he was and what happened after that. ganguly is the only other asian captain after imran khan who stood up to the western teams and gave them a taste of their own medicine.aussies always like to bully asian teams and ganguly desearves lot of credit in the series india won in india and also drew in aus. he may be little harsh at times but india should realize his contributiuon to the team. the susscess india won wasnt down to just tendulkar or dravid..it was also down to gangulys captaincy. a foreign white coach comes in and we the typical indians with inferiority comples fold and let him run things. very very shameful. lets hope it wont happen again...
    i think now dada should hit a century against south africa and should say to his critics and everybody SHURT UP

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    gud that ganguly has been called back...
    but expectations of everyone will be higher now...
    hope he can live up to it.......
    lotsa luck to sourav.....

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    WELCOME DADA
    its very good to hear that ganguly is back in the squad,it will add more strength to batting line up,

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    Ganguly alone can't put indian team on victory stand..............

    indian team need complete overhaul, send them to any nearest workshop who put some courage in them............

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    Default Hahahahahahahahahahahahahaha

    I cant Stop Laughing !!! i m seeing every body is Happy n appreciating... ooooooffffhhhh When he was in Bad form, Every single person was shouting on Ganguly... Ganguly is Finished! Ganguly is that, Ganguly is that..... Why dont ppl appreciate other when they really need it.....

    He was totally disappointed by his fans too... but now......... Oh God!!
    Noone can change ppls mind ---

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    Thumbs up Dada, Welcome Back To Team India

    What a sky without stars!!
    What a Team India without Sourav, Sachin, Kumble, David !!
    Best of luck to Team India and Lots of Wishes to the Senior Players.

    @--}------

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    Smile dada is back !

    Batting and fielding averages
    class mat inns no runs hs ave bf sr 100 50 4s 6s ct st
    Tests 88 140 12 5221 173 40.78 10700 48.79 12 25 670 41 59 0
    ODIs 279 270 21 10123 183 40.65 13718 73.79 22 60 991 168 96 0
    First-class 210 325 38 12485 200* 43.50 26 71 150 0
    List A 387 373 39 13867 183 41.51 31 81 124 0
    Twenty20 15 14 1 334 73 25.69 311 107.39 0 1 6 0

    Bowling averages
    class mat balls runs wkts bbi bbm ave econ sr 4 5 10
    Tests 88 2516 1419 26 3/28 3/37 54.57 3.38 96.76 0 0 0
    ODIs 279 4123 3470 93 5/16 5/16 37.31 5.04 44.33 1 2 0
    First-class 210 10073 5648 157 6/46 35.97 3.36 64.15 4 0
    List A 387 7403 5994 160 5/16 5/16 37.46 4.85 46.26 4 2 0
    Twenty20 15 264 353 16 3/27 3/27 22.06 8.02 16.50 0 0 0

    Career statistics
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    Test debut England v India at Lord's - Jun 20-24, 1996 scorecard
    Last Test Pakistan v India at Karachi - Jan 29-Feb 2, 2006 scorecard
    ODI debut India v West Indies at Brisbane - Jan 11, 1992 scorecard
    Last ODI India v New Zealand at Harare - Sep 6, 2005 scorecard
    First-class span 1989/90 - 2006/07
    List A span 1989/90 - 2006/07
    Twenty20 span 2005 - 2006

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    Some felt he couldn't play the bouncer, others swore that he was God on the off-side; some laughed at his lack of athleticism, others took immense pride in his ability to galvanise a side. Sourav Ganguly's ability to polarise opinion led to one of the most fascinating dramas in Indian cricket. Yet, nobody can dispute that he was India's most successful Test captain - forging a winning unit from a bunch of talented, but directionless, individuals - and nobody can argue about him being one of the greatest one-day batsmen of all time. Despite being a batsman who combined grace with surgical precision in his strokeplay, his career had spluttered to a standstill before being resurrected by a scintillating hundred on debut at Lord's in 1996. Later that year, he was promoted to the top of the order in ODIs and, along with Sachin Tendulkar, formed one of the most destructive opening pairs in history.

    When he took over the captaincy after the match-fixing exposes in 2000, he quickly proved to be a tough, intuitive and uncompromising leader. Under his stewardship India started winning Test matches away, and put together a splendid streak that took them all the way to the World Cup final in 2003. Later that year, in Australia, an unexpected and incandescent hundred at Brisbane set the tone for the series - Steve Waugh's last - where India fought the world's best team to a standstill. Victory in Pakistan turned him into a cult figure but instead of being a springboard for greater things, it was the peak of a slippery slope.

    The beginning of the end came in 2004 at Nagpur - when his last-minute withdrawal played a part in Australia clinching the series - and things went pear shaped when his loss of personal form coincided with India's insipid ODI performances. Breaking point was reached when his differences with Greg Chappell leaked into public domain and his career was in jeopardy when India began their remarkable revival under Rahul Dravid. His gritty 30s at Karachi, when India succumbed to a humiliating defeat in early 2006, weren't enough for him to retain his spot and some felt he would never get another chance. Others, as always, thought otherwise and they were proved right when he was included in the Test squad for the away series in South Africa in 2006-2007.
    Siddhartha Vaidyanathan November 2006

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