Varun Aaron should get a game in Manchester, says Sourav Ganguly

While Ishant has already been ruled out of the next match, Bhuvneshwar also has a swollen knee.

By: Press Trust of India | Kolkata | Published:August 2, 2014 11:12 pm

Former captain Sourav Ganguly suggested that India should include paceman Varun Aaron in the playing XI for the fourth Test since the Manchester wicket was the fastest in England.

“Manchester track is the fastest wicket in England. I think Varun Aaron should get a look in,” Ganguly said.

While gangly paceman Ishant Sharma, the hero of the Lord’s Test, has already been ruled out of the next match, there’s a cloud of doubt hanging over Bhuvneshwar Kumar’s availability due to his swollen knee.

In the batting too, India need some “fresh heads” Ganguly said hinting that Gautam Gambhir should replace Shikhar Dhawan.

“India need some fresh heads this stage. I’m not saying Gambhir would succeed but we need some fresh ideas. At this stage, it is anyone’s series,” he said after he began a new innings in cricket administration as CAB’s joint secretary.

Ganguly further said he’s disappointed with Bengal pacer Mohammad Shami’s lackluster performance but disagreed that the
severe workload was the reason for this.

“If he won’t play cricket at this age then when would he?” he asked.

For all the latest Sports News, download Indian Express App now

  1. No Comments.

IPL Fixtures


32nd T20

04:00 PM (IST) April 28, 2017 .

Kolkata Knight Riders vs Delhi Daredevils

Eden Gardens, Kolkata

33rd T20

08:00 PM (IST) April 28, 2017 .

Kings XI Punjab vs Sunrisers Hyderabad

Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Mohali

34th T20

04:00 PM (IST) April 29, 2017 .

Rising Pune Supergiant vs Royal Challengers Bangalore

Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune

35th T20

08:00 PM (IST) April 29, 2017 .

Gujarat Lions vs Mumbai Indians

Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Rajkot

36th T20

04:00 PM (IST) April 30, 2017 .

Kings XI Punjab vs Delhi Daredevils

Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Mohali