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Wednesday, December 28, 2005

Talk to Chappell, Sourav

Sambaran Bannerjee -- a former national selector and one of Ganguly's more vocal backers -- suggests that he should seek out Greg Chappell for some batting tips ahead of the Pakistan tour.
“Not only Chappell, he should also approach Sachin Tendulkar as to how to prepare mentally for the tour,” said Banerjee.
“I would rather encourage him to make specific plans for the tour. He should ask bowlers to bowl from 18 yards and that too on green surfaces,” said Banerjee.

This bit is interesting:
Banerjee also has no doubt that Ganguly should drop any plans of accepting the offer to open the innings in Pakistan.
“He should make it clear that he wouldn’t open the innings. That’s not his position.”

Ahem -- it wasn't Yuvraj's position. Nor, earlier, was it Laxman's. But anyways...
Banerjee didn’t miss the point in reiterating that Ganguly should have agreed to play for Bengal against Gujarat in the Ranji Trophy rather than do some lighthearted practice in the nets.
“Nets would serve little purpose. A day in match equals about 70 spent in nets.”

Thanks, Nandu, for the link.


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