Ganguly: Couple of two-day practice matches not sufficient


Former captain Sourav Ganguly said a couple of two-day practice games are just not enough. India will start the Test series against Australia on December 4 and prior to that will play two practice games. Not really impressed with the preparation that India will have going into the Test series against Australia.

“The key to doing well in places like Australia is the preparation before the Test series starts and not between the matches. I am not happy with India’s schedule of two two-day games ahead of first Test match,” Ganguly said during an event.

“This effectively means that you will get only two innings to prepare yourself for the first Test which I don’t think is ideal. Even someone like Virat Kohli would like to get at least four innings to prepare himself,” he added.

Ganguly is not expecting any change in the Indian captaincy till the World Cup and feels that it should be the way. “I don’t see any change in captaincy till World Cup and also it should be like that. Yes, Mahendra Singh Dhoni should be concerned about his overseas Test record because it’s something that he will have to live with. But I don’t think that Sourav Ganguly and Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s captaincy should be compared.

“We captained teams in different eras. But just like I had the tag of being captain who list tri-series final, Champions Trophy final, World Cup final, Dhoni has had a lot of success in major finals,” the elegant left-hander said.

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