Despite India A's success, Test matches in South Africa a tougher challenge: Sourav Ganguly

The former India captain stressed that the performance of fast bowlers would be crucial on the tour to South Africa.

Updated: August 19, 2013 23:17 IST
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Bangalore: India should not go overboard with the A team's success in South Africa as the challenge of Test matches is a different ball game, remarked former India captain Sourav Ganguly here on Monday.

"No doubt, India A are playing well in the ongoing South Africa series. But it will be a different ball game altogether when the actual Test series begins. We cannot deny the fact that we are playing good cricket these days. But things will be difficult than what it is now," the former India captain told reporters.

"The performance of our fast bowlers will be the key in South Africa. The conditions are ideal for pace bowling. The current crop of Indian bowlers are a good lot so it's imperative for them to maintain their rhythm and do well in South Africa," Ganguly said.

Ganguly also paid tribute to Sachin Tendulkar, who is likely to play his 200th Test on the South African tour.

"It's going to be a huge achievement...I don't think anybody can ever match that feat (of playing 200 Tests)," he added.

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