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Ganguly to keep an eagle eye on Test hopefuls

Published: Thursday, September 23, 2004, 23:53 [IST]
 
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Kolkata:Crestfallen with the string of poor shows of his side, Indian skipper Sourav Ganguly today indicated that he was looking for fresh talent, saying he would keep an eye on those performing well in the domestic circuit including the ongoing Irani Cup.

"The Irani Trophy is on. I'll see whoever is playing well in the domestic circuit, and then take a decision," Ganguly said when asked whether he would opt for new players for the coming four-Test cricket series against the formidable Austrlians in view of the dismal performances of his boys.

Ganguly, said a dejected 'no' to a question whether he saw anything positive about India's performance in recent tournaments, including the just-ended ICC Champions Trophy."No, it's just that we did not play well," he replied. Ganguly, along with manager Goutam Dasgupta and four other members of the squad, had returned to Mumbai last night from London after the Champions Trophy engagements.

The Indian skipper and Dasgupta then took the morning flight from the Western Metropolis to return home. To a query if it was the right decision to persist with Rohan Gavaskar in the first eleven in the Champions Trophy despite the southpaw's dismal run, the Indian skipper said "it is no point blaming any single player when the whole team did not play well." Quizzed on the measures needed to boost the team, Ganguly said "I've just come come back. Let us see what can be done."

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