Sourav Ganguly unhappy with couple of two-day games ahead of Test series

Nov 23, 2014, 05:30 IST | PTI

New Delhi: Not really impressed with the preparation that India will have going into the Test series against Australia, former captain Sourav Ganguly on Saturday said a couple of two-day practice games are just not enough.

Sourav Ganguly
Sourav Ganguly 

India will start the Test series against Australia on December 4 and play two practice games before that.

"The key to doing well in places like Australia is the preparation before the Test series starts and not between the matches.

I am not happy with India's schedule of two two-day games ahead of first Test match," Ganguly said during a panel discussion at the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit.

"This effectively means that you will get only two innings to prepare yourself for the first Test which I don't think is ideal. Even someone like Virat Kohli would like to get at least four innings to prepare himself," he added.

Ganguly said he doesn't see any change in Indian captaincy till the World Cup and that should be the way to go.

"I don't see any change in captaincy till World Cup and also it should be like that. Yes, Mahendra Singh Dhoni should be concerned about his overseas Test record because it's something that he will have to live with.

But I don't think that Sourav Ganguly and Mahendra Singh Dhoni's captaincy should be compared," the elegant left-hander said.

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