Ganguly pins hope on India in T20

<img border='0' align='left' title=' ' src='' class='caption'> Sourav Ganguly has exuded confidence that the young Indian team would perform well in the inaugural Twenty20 World Cup

Updated: September 13, 2007 16:13 IST
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Sourav Ganguly has exuded confidence that the young Indian team would quickly adjust to the South African conditions and would perform well in the inaugural Twenty20 World Cup.

"I am sure they will do well. They will not have any problem in adjusting to the conditions," Ganguly told newspersons on his return home from England.

The former skipper also said that the Indians had an outstanding series in England.

"May be we did not win the one-day series but apart from that the tour went off very well. We played outstandingly," he added.

Ganguly did not agree that the Indians choked at Lords in the finals of the NatWest series against England.

"Just because we lost that match, it would not be proper to brand us chokers. Prior to the England series, we came back from behind to beat South Africa 2-1 at Belfast," he said.

The Bengal Tiger said that the Indians did not feel any extra pressure in the final. "Pressure is part and parcel in international cricket. We are used to it."

Ganguly, who put up a good show in the Test and one-day series, clarified that back-to-back tours of Ireland and England did not pose any problem for the Indians. "This is how international cricket schedule is. And we are familiar with it."

On none of the established batsmen reaching a three-figure mark in England, Ganguly said "So what ? They will get it in the next series."

Asked about the chemistry behind the success of his opening partnership with Sachin Tendulkar, the left-hander said, "Definitely, there are reasons. We are playing together for a long time."

Ganguly regretted that he could not see off his teammates who left for South Africa for the Twenty20 World Cup.

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