Dravid best man to keep wickets in ODIs: Ganguly

Updated: 25 February 2007 09:07 IST

Indian skipper Sourav Ganguly has blamed the poor form of his top order batsmen for the team's dismal run in the last few months.

Dravid best man to keep wickets in ODIs: Ganguly

Mumbai:

Indian skipper Sourav Ganguly has blamed the poor form of his top order batsmen for the team's dismal run in the last few months while maintaining that Rahul Dravid was the best person to keep wickets in one-day internationals. The stylish left-handed batsman also said that out-of-touch Virender Sehwag needs to change his approach a bit in one-day cricket to strike form again. "I think Dravid is doing a splendid job (as 'keeper in ODIs) and I don't see any reason for changing it," Ganguly told reporters last night after landing at the Mumbai airport along with four other team members and manager Gautam Dasgupta. The rest of the squad flew from London to Delhi and then dispersed to their respective destinations. "We played Dinesh Karthik in two games but I thought Dravid did a wonderful job against Pakistan. It's not just replacing Dravid as 'keeper'. It's a question of building a team and having the guys do the jobs in their respective positions," he said in defence of his strategy, which has come under fire in some quarters. "It doesn't matter whether Dravid keeps or Sehwag bats at number six or Yuvraj (Singh) opens or I bat at number seven or Sachin (Tendulkar) bats at four. It's a team which needs to be built up for which every individual should be batting or doing things which are good for the team," he said.Asked whether he contemplated any changes in the team for the Test series against Australia, Ganguly pointed out that the same set of men had done wonders last year and hoped the downward spiral would be arrested during the series against the world champions. (PTI)



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