Ganguly non-committal on Parthiv's inclusion

Published: Monday, October 27, 2003, 3:25 [IST]
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Kolkata: Cricket star Sourav Ganguly today refused to comment on the inclusion of Parthiv Patel as a specialist wicketkeeper in the Indian team in the first two One- dayers of the on-going tri-series saying that stand-in skipper Rahul Dravid was more competent to handle the query. ''This question should be put to Dravid. He is now the captain,'' Ganguly said at the city nursing home, before his discharge. Following Ganguly's clear preference for a wicketkeeper batsman in One-dayers, Dravid had the been donning the gloves for some time. He also did duty behind the stumps in the February-March World Cup.

However, after Ganguly was ruled out of the opening two matches of the ongoing tri- series following the abscess on his left thigh, the Indian think tank decided to include Patel in the first XI as a specialist wicketkeeper on October 23 and on Sunday's match against Australia in Gwalior.

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