No team has 11 good fielders: Ganguly

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Published: Tuesday, February 21, 2012, 17:10 [IST]
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Tough to find all 11 good fielders: Dada

New Delhi, Feb 21: Ganguly hits out at Indian skipper Dhoni's comments on the team's rotation policy as he says time has come to have different captains for different formats and urges the selectors to appoint three different captains.

"Time has come for the selectors to decide three captains for three formats. At the moment there is too much cricket, too many formats," Ganguly said.

Ganguly reacted to Dhoni's comments on the top three batsmen as they were victims of the newly adopted rotation policy.

"You will never get a team where all the 11 are outstanding fielders. Even Australia dont have 11 outstanding fielders. Fielding is very very important but it is also about scoring runs in very very tough conditions", he told a news channel.

"And I feel Dhoni has to balance that. He just cant jump and say these guys cant field so they are being rotated. If a guy who can field averages 15 on the tour, what sense does it make? We have to find a way to balance players and make a team," he reasoned.

He also stressed on the fact that Dhoni should not defend his players if they aren't delivering.

"I agree that every captain will feel that this player is more talented than the other. Thats going to happen in future again. The point is he is too stuck on someone for too long because of his mindset," he said.

"I agree (Suresh) Raina has to go but the problem with Dhoni is that he is thinking too far ahead, the 2015 World Cup."

"And I bet if Raina doesnt improve his technique then he is going to struggle in the 2015 World Cup in Australia. People are going to bounce him out. Nobody is going to pitch the ball up to him. The selectors will have to look at young players who can perform," he added.


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