Ganguly expects to be selected for test team

Published: Thursday, November 10, 2005, 23:53 [IST]
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Motera :Announcing that he was 'fit', former Indian cricket captain Sourav Ganguly today said heexpected to be included in the test series against Sri Lanka.

When asked about the selectors meet tomorrow to choose the team for the test series against Lanka and if he expects a place in the team, Ganguly, said, "I always expect to betaken in (the team)".

On his tennis elbow injury, the stylish southpaw batsman told reporters, "I am fit".

Ganguly, who will lead the East Zone for Duleep trophy final tomorrow against West zone was in the news for his spat with coach Greg Chappell, said that he was happy at the recent performance of the Indian team which has won the One-day series against Sri Lanka 4-1.

Asked about his feeling on the team's performance, Ganguly said, "I have been part of the Indian cricket team for the past 10 years and when it is doing good it is natural thatone feels good".

When quizzed about the difference between captaining a domestic and an international team, Ganguly said "the pressures and expectations are different".

Ganguly, who has had a mediocre run in the Duleep trophy with only a confident century at Rajkot under his belt, said that the Motera ground was 'good' for him.

Regarding having to face paceman Zaheera Khan who will be playing for the West zone, Ganguly said he had not played Zaheer before as they were both part of the (Indian) team.

Asked about his teams' prospects in the finals against, West Zone Ganguly said, "I have not played against them for quite some time and the last match I had played 10 years ago".

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