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 11:12:15 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.

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