Former India skipper and BCCI President Sourav Ganguly lauded the team India for their achievements and highlighted several aspects of that made the team dominate the world of cricket.
Ganguly Lauds team India
Under the captaincy of Virat Kohli team, India makes a list of various achievements in cricket history, especially in Test. Though India fails to lift the ICC trophy under Kohli’s captaincy India makes impressive wins in the Test series, especially in abroad matches.
India beats Australia in their own backyard despite losing more than half of their top performers due to injuries and various other reasons. The strong Indian squad is set to face New Zealand in the inaugural WTC at England.
“The system is strong – domestic cricket, NCA (National Cricket Academy), coaches. The IPL is also a reason. Fairness of selection; only the best gets picked. There is transparency. The cricket system is robust. Four-day and T20 (cricket) are different, but the IPL does help. Gives confidence that you can play at this level. Talent is important and adjustment is not a problem,” said Ganguly.
Sourav Ganguly is known as one of the finest captains India ever played under. He had taken his team to remarkable heights including the final of the ICC Cricket World Cup in 2003. Even now when the team doing exceptionally well under Kohli’s leadership, Ganguly is associated with it as the BCCI President.
“These are two different generations. This is a superb phase. We drew with Australia in Australia, beat England in England and Pakistan in Pakistan. Won in New Zealand, too. It was a glorious phase. This team is doing so well. I leave it at that. What happened in 2003, can’t be compared with 2021. I was involved both times – captain and now the BCCI president,” Ganguly said.
India tour of Sri Lanka
The players who aren’t in the squad for the WTC finals, will be part of the T20I and ODI series against Sri Lanka, which expects to give an opportunity to youngsters to cement a place in the side.
All the matches to be played in Colombo’s R Premadasa Stadium behind closed doors. BCCI president Sourav Ganguly had last week revealed that white-ball specialists will be touring the island nation for a limited-overs tour while the Indian Test team will be in UK.
“We plan to host the entire series at one venue,” Sri Lanka Cricket’s Administrative Committee chairman Arjuna de Silva told Sportstar. “As of now, it has been decided that the Premadasa Stadium will host the fixtures. Obviously, it depends on how the situation is around that time.”