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Team unaffected by Ganguly ouster: Dhoni

Posted by Naif in Controversies, Dhoni, Team India on January 22nd, 2008

Indian vice-captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Tuesday dismissed any notion of disquiet in the dressing room over the furore which has followed the team in the wake of Sourav Ganguly’s omission from the one-day squad.

“I think it has affected journalists more than it has affected us. We are back in the practice session, we trained in the morning, it has not affected us in any way,” said a defiant Dhoni on whether the team’s preparation for the crucial fourth and final Test had been disrupted by the supposed disharmony after the Ganguly ouster.

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Vengsarkar justifies picking youngsters over seniors

Posted by Naif in BCCI, Controversies, Dhoni, Team India on January 22nd, 2008

The selection of the Indian One-Day team for the triangular series in Australia has generated a lot of debate after two former skippers – Sourav Ganguly and Rahul Dravid – were not named in the 16-member squad.

Chairman of the Selection Committee Dilip Vengsarkar has, however, justified the selections for the triangular series saying there is a need for a new look team.

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Team undecided on Adelaide combo

Posted by Naif in Team India on January 22nd, 2008

Team India’s tour selectors are on the horns of a dilemma over whether to play a fifth bowler or and extra batsman in the final Test. India’s vice-captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni acknowledged as much.

“We are yet to decide on that. If we are to sacrifice one batsman, we have to assess the way how our batsmen are playing. It would be a pleasure to play five bowlers, especially as each one of them can be a spearhead,” Dhoni said.

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King’s observation sealed Ganguly’s fate

Posted by Naif in General on January 22nd, 2008

An observation by Indian team’s trainer Gregory King coupled with captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni and his deputy Yuvraj Singh’s opinions might have prompted the selectors to drop Sourav Ganguly from the one-day squad for the forthcoming cricket tri-series.

King, who keeps a tab on the fitness of Indian team, apparently believed that Ganguly’s lower half could give him trouble before long and this went a long way in sealing the fate of the pugnacious left-hander.

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