Melbourne: Indian cricket captain Sourav Ganguly today urged his team-mates to carry their good form in Tests to the one-day series and make up for their recent poor show against Australia whom they run into in the tri-series opener tomorrow. "We were beaten by them in the World Cup, we lost to them in the triangular at home last year. But that is past and we need to carry on the good work of Test series," Ganguly said on the eve of the day-night match.
The captain was decisive about two areas - wicketkeeping and opening - where speculation was rife but did not commit himself on the eleven he would field on Friday."Rahul Dravid will keep wickets and Virender Sehwag would open the innings with Sachin," said Ganguly denying a move to either have Parthiv Patel behind the stumps or to promote himself at the top of the order. But he refrained from commenting if he would opt for two spinners in the game tomorrow. "It depends on what kind of track we see tomorrow. If we find grass, we would not think about the two-spinner option." Asked about the possibility of inclusion of Rohan Gavaskar, son of the legendary Sunil Gavaskar, in the team, Ganguly said he was "in contention as 15 others are for the game". Rohan, who was drafted into the One-day squad after Mohammad Kaif was ruled out because of an injury, has been attracting a lot of media attention in Australia. (PTI)
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