No place for Ganguly in One-day team: Prasanna

Published: Tuesday, November 15, 2005, 23:53 [IST]
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Kolkata:There is no place for deposed skipper Sourav Ganguly in the Indian One-day cricket squad, though he could be considered in Tests, according to spin legend E A S Prasanna.

"In the present scenario, I don't see any place for him. He may bat explosively, but in ODI one has to field explosively too for 50 overs. And that's his minus point," Prasanna told PTI.

The crafty off spinner of the 1960s and 1970s said in the limited over variety of the game, players of the ability of Yuvraj Singh, Mohammad Kaif and Suresh Raina were needed when the side was on the field.

"I have tremendous respect for his contribution and talent. But then, he is now 33 plus. He will be 35 plus in 2007, the year of the World Cup in the West Indies. It is not possible for a person to be as fit, leave alone improve his fitness level," Prasanna said.

However, he said that Ganguly could be drafted into the team in Tests.

"I think he has a very good chance to get into the Test squad. In ODIs, Ganguly may have to straightaway switch into an aggressive mode while batting. But in Tests, he will get time to settle down, and then play his strokes," he said.

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