Change In Indian captiancy

sourav ganguly - well to my best opinion the indias best captian
United Arab Emirates
January 7, 2007 9:33am CST
well i think it high time that our captaincy should be changed. i think rahul dravid as not bee prooving as a deserving captian if one looks at the matches being won or lost. I think the performance of the team as per now require a lots of confidence which can be boosted by a good captian.. in that way sourav ganguly had tht capability ..his presence in the team as a captain had a lot of confidence and bit of agression which is required by every team nowadays .. i think the best captain after kapil dev is only sourav ganguly so i think he must be brought back as a captain then only our indian team will shine ..so wht do u people think plz post ur comments thank you
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@saikat123 (235)
• India
7 Jan 07
i think saurav should not be immediately be made captain because a captain needs some time to adjust to the situations. he can not start making the right decisions from day one.though saurav has been a successful captain in the recent past still it is not the same team any more there has been a lot of changes.there r new players.so he will take some time .and as world cup is right at he corner he may not be able to make all correct decisions which may lead to lose of match for india.and it will hamper his batting too.and lose of world cup will be on his shoulders.so i think he should be made vice captain so he is able to give his opinions freely.dravid should stay captain for the time being.
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• United Arab Emirates
8 Jan 07
well i think ur answer is absolutely correct i agree with u completely since he is yet to show his performance in the odis so it will take some time for him to be a captian
@jithinsb (520)
• India
7 Jan 07
i agree with you ,but i dont think that ganguly is that good..when he used to be the captain he used to be tha worst player in the team aswell..hardly had he performed then...and all of a sudden when his position in the team got questioned ,he began to perform.that showed that wasnt performing with dedication ,and now when he has returned he is playing well,i agree,but he should take time and be consistent ..every player has his bad time,even sachin had..and ganguly should not aim at the captaincy anymore but a stable position in the team ,which he can attain only with consistent performances and scoring runs on board..he has got the capability ,but he should make use of it ..when he was the captain ,indian team used to win due to other player's efforts,that we know.that was the time when his position in the team got questioned..and finally thrown out....now that he is back he should consistently give his best efforts and aim on big scores..then only captaincy can be in his reach once again..
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• India
8 Jan 07
Well, this would be the hot topic for the next few weeks. Once india wins a tournament people will forget this topic(atleast for some days). If it happens to be in the other way round this would be the hottest topic to debate on. I have seen lottsa opinions here which are good. What i think is rather than changing the captain, let rahul be the captain and the master minds like Sourav, Sachin & Kumble help him in preparing stratagies. This would help sourav as well. It is not desirable at this stage for sourav to loose his form by concentrating on captancy. If he plays the advisory role then he will not be effected with the captaincy issues, on the other hand gains confidence as his presence in the team make winning statastics high.
• United Arab Emirates
9 Jan 07
excellent dude ur idea is faboulus this is some extraordinary answer tht i have got from the above answers well done dude thank you anyways
• India
8 Jan 07
well as far as captaincy is concerned i think rahul dravid is well deserved n capable leader.....losing a series doesn't mean that india has failed completely..at this point i like to remind you abt the disastrous series just b4 da previous world cup against newzealand which was lead by saurav ganguly....and yes this shoul;d be also be kept in mind that world cup is round the corner...n changin the captain now will completely disrupt everything....moreover saurav still has to prove himself in the ODIs as well
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@dandpani (161)
• India
8 Jan 07
well my friend it's not a matter of a single series ,we have lost all the series since we have lost to westindies well what would u like to say about loosing so badly even at home my friend
• India
9 Jan 07
Dada the natural leader. What a come back. Rahul is a good player but not a good captain. So for best result in world cup dada is automatic choice. Hope he will get his crown.
@ajithlal (14614)
• India
8 Jan 07
I think Sourav Ganguly is better capatin than Rahul Dravid. Sourav Ganguly is more aggresive and has ablitity to attack the players of other teams. The plus point of Sourav Ganguly is that he is able to give what he gets. Also, most team members of Indian team looks like tigers under captancy. I think body language of Indian team members are good when under Sourav Ganguly.
• India
8 Jan 07
ok.but we have the problem with the team mates and their forms.i think dravid have the capability to get the team right back.now we have to concentrate on the order of the batsman consistently...its the time.......
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@sarojrath (247)
• India
8 Jan 07
Hey i am a fan of saurav too. He was a very successful captain of india. But now is not the time to change the captain since the world cup is just 3 months away. He can still help the team and can play as a team memeber, help the team by giving suggetions and above all perform like he never did. Our team has a lot of potential but are not mentally so strong right now. So the team should be first mentally strong first and then there would be no stopping.
• India
8 Jan 07
Yes, Ganguly is any time better captain then Dravid. I have one more question: "When Ganguly didnot performed for 10-11 months he was shown way out; then why soft-corner for Shewag and Dravid?"
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@gfsunder (83)
• India
8 Jan 07
You can try and try as much till you are blue in the face. This Indian team is just a bunch of mediocre players. You gotto admit this. There is no point in removing Dravid and bringing in Saurav now. Atleast the players now are scared of Greg Chappell. If Ganguly returns, he would turn up for a match conference in his underwear, only to rile up Greg. We don't want that. Cricket is a millon dollar sport now for Indians. Why not bring in Azharuddin? Surely, he can still bat better than most Indian players, definitely better than Sehwag. He has paid enough for his crimes in the match-fixing. Maybe we should show the door to Greg Chappell as well. He wasone of the best players, but hehas failed miserably as the coach. Then at least the players can go to the loo without asking the coach for permission. The height of madness these pros get into!
@alokji (139)
8 Jan 07
yes i m agrre with u that ganguly had tht capablity so i think also that Rahul is not good 4 captainshi. so now need change.
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• India
8 Jan 07
Yeah captaincy should be changed. Dravid not proving as deserving captain like Ganguly. Confindence level in the team should be high as specified by Kapil. Bringing back Ganguly will be a good option.
• India
8 Jan 07
well i think u r right.Its true that dravid is as cool as cucumber whereas we require a captain just like a ball of fire bcoz now a days the competition in the feild is just like a battle ground without bullets.so ifeel dravid should b removed as a captain as soon as possible and give chance to others.At present Ganguly should b given the chance bcoz he is rocking the Indian cricky at present and thus he is the pick of 1 and all.
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• India
8 Jan 07
ya ur right.
• United Arab Emirates
9 Jan 07
hey dude whts a sarcastic answer i want u to give some opinions abt the current performance and some reasons abt the question i put forward to u not a three word answer this isnt fair and i think i must report to my lot as u r going against the guideline plz post some sensible answer
• India
8 Jan 07
I THINK GANGULY SHOULD RETURN AS CAPTAIN AND THE BATTING ORDER SHOULD GO LIKE THIS GANGULY TENDULKAR DHONI KAIF SEHWAG YUVRAJ PATHAN AGARKAR KUMBLE ZAHEER SREESANTH MUNAAF PATEL SHOULD NOT BE IN THE TEAM AS HE IS INJURED ALL THE TIME AND LOOK VERY VERY LAZY
• India
8 Jan 07
good team but captain should be a younger one.
• India
8 Jan 07
It is not the solution at all. i think their must be ban on these players to do commercials . As they get enough money from these resources they give less preference to their matches.
• India
8 Jan 07
ya i think ur idea is right to great extent... i really appreciate it..
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• India
8 Jan 07
Sourav Ganguly made his international debut against Australia in India's tour of Australia in 1992. He didn't score much and was dropped from further matches. Four years later, following a good domestic record, he was recalled into the national side for a Test series against England in England. He made his Test debut at Lords, with a century in that match and repeated the feat in the match which followed. He was retained for the One day team and he went on become a regular in both forms of the game. One of his most memorable performance was in the final of the Independence cup at Dhaka against Pakistan, when the entire Pakistan team walked back in stating bad light along with the umpires, but Ganguly refused to come in. Ganguly scored 124 in that match in darkness, while Hrishikesh Kanitkar scored the winning runs with a boundary. In 2000, after the match fixing scandal Ganguly was named the captain of the India team. In 2003 under his captaincy India reached the World Cup Final, where they lost to the Australians. Ganguly has scored over 10,000 runs in One Day Cricket and over 5,000 runs in Test cricket, including 12 centuries in Tests and 22 in ODIs. In terms of number of centuries in ODIs, he is exceeded only by Sachin Tendulkar. Sourav, along with Sachin Tendulkar, formed by far the most successful opening pair in One Day Cricket, having amassed the highest number of century partnerships (16) for the first wicket. Together, they have scored 5,308 runs at an average of 45.37 [1]. Sourav has been succeeded by Virender Sehwag as opener. He is the third player to cross 10,000 ODI runs, after Sachin Tendulkar and Inzamam Ul Haq, and reached 6000, 7000, 8000 and 9000 ODI runs milestones in least number of matches played. Sourav can bowl medium-pacers as well, but has under-achieved in this aspect in Test matches, taking 25 wickets in 84 matches, at an average of 52.47. In 2004, he was awarded the Padma Shri. As of 2006, he is the only Indian captain to win a Test series in Pakistan (although two of the three tests of that series was led by Rahul Dravid). Sourav Ganguly's 10 year international cricket career could be easily bisected into 2 halves, the pre and the post Y2K eras. The significance of the year 2000 lies not only in the fact that he became the captain of the Indian team but also in the fact that the ICC introduced the one bouncer per over rule in ODIs starting from that year. This introduction of the rule by the ICC had a negative impact on Sourav Ganguly's batting average, which plunged from a high 45.5 before the year 2000 to a low 34.9 between the 5 year period of 2001-2005[2]. Also, against Test playing nations(which included Zimbabwe and Bangladesh), his overall average plunged further down to 30.66, as did his 'away' average which fell to 29. He managed to score only (6) centuries between 2001-2005, of which 3 centuries were against Kenya & 1 was against Namibia.[3] This sudden drop in his batting average against Test playing nations after 2001 was clearly a result of the short pitch stuff he had to encounter from opposition bowlers. As S.Rajesh, the assistant editor of Cricinfo analyzes, Sourav Ganguly has been dismissed numerous times fending off the short ball[4] since 2001 and his average of 11.92 against the short ball has been the lowest among contemporary Indian batsman who played more than 80 ODI matches. The former captain has also been uncomfortable while attempting the 'pull' and the 'hook' shots when bowlers have dug it in short, often lasting less than five(4.89) balls before being dismissed[5]. Also, Sourav Ganguly's Test career had been riddled with lean patches, the first of which streched for 3 years from Dec 1999 to Dec 2002 [6], during which his batting average fell to 31.7 in 36 consecutive Test matches over 60 innings. The next biggest lean patch of his career occurred after the 2003 World Cup, when his ODI average fell to 28 and this was when his place in the team was questioned by numerous Indian cricket fans. He averaged 23.5 in 20 ODI matches between Sep 2004 and Sep 2005[7], before being finally dropped from the ODI side. Despite his hot and cold streaks Sourav Ganguly is only the third Indian Test match batsman to maintain a career average that never dipped below 40 runs per innings for his entire Test career. This is more due to his initial career graph, which plummeted alarmingly in the second half of his career. Whereas his contemporaries like Dravid, Tendulkar, Sehwag and Laxman have shown steady improvement in their career graphs, his own happens to have a pronounced downward trend. The other two who achieved this feat are Sunil Gavaskar and Mohammad Azharuddin. Sourav Ganguly also shares with G.R. Viswanath of India the record for scoring at least 10 or more centuries and his team either winning or drawing each and every match in which he scored a century. He also shares with Mohammad Azharuddin the record of scoring two consecutive hundreds in his first two Test matches, though Azharuddin bettered that by scoring a third consecutive hundred in his first three Test matches. Sourav Ganguly has the highest Test and ODI aggregate of any left-handed batsman India has produced and his 12 Test and 22 ODI centuries are also a record for any Indian left-hander. It was, however, as captain of the Indian team that Sourav Ganguly's biggest achievements occurred. He led India in a record 49 Test Matches, winning 21 of those, including 12 of them outside India. All three figures are records for Indian Test captains. He also led India to her first series wins in both Tests and ODIs in Pakistan, a feat that had eluded India for over 50 years. Ganguly also led India to more Test wins (11) outside India between 2000 and 2005 than all Indian captains had done between 1980 and and 2000.He led india to victory over steve waugh led Australia in the 2001 border-gavaskar trophy which is considered as one of the greatest in Indian cricket history. However, his captaincy record has no doubt been immensely helped by numerous series against the minnows Bangladesh and Zimbabwe. Against other teams, his captaincy record 12 wins and 12 losses, which is still better than other Indian captains . He also benefitted immensely from the peaking of all the great Indian players during his tenure - Sachin, Dravid, Laxman, Sehwag, Kumble, Srinath and Harbhajan. One negative feature of his captaincy has been his inability to get results out of left arm spinners. Murali Karthik, for example, has immesely more successful stats under Rahul Dravid. November 30, 2006, turned out to be lucky for Sourav Ganguly as the national board of selectors, chaired by Dilip Vengsarkar, decided to reinstate him in the team for the three-Test series against South Africa. The decision came after India had been knocked out early of the Champions Trophy, held in India, as well as losing the opening three games of an ODI series with South Africa. The selectors decided to back experience in a total reversal of coach Greg Chappell's mission to inject fresh blood into the Indian cricket team and Ganguly was selected alongside VVS Laxman and Zaheer Khan, who had also been removed from the Test team recently. Ganguly and Zaheer both fared well. This was good news to his fans who believed that India's most successful captain deserved the farewell of a champion. Sourav is a passionate man and fans (possibly selectors too) believe that, after spending ten months in the wilderness, Sourav's desire to succeed at the highest level and his experience will hold him in good stead.
@Atlyas (455)
• India
8 Jan 07
What a comment!!! You were asked to comment not write a story on this. You should write in newspapers.
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• India
8 Jan 07
Have you really typed all these for a discussion..?? Hats off to you..Or in case you have some source, please let me know :) No offense.
• United Arab Emirates
8 Jan 07
exactly wht a response did u copy it from some site or did u type in real well i was asking u to give me a opinion abt this discussion not the biography of sourav ganguly
• India
8 Jan 07
I think the time is the deciding factor.
• United Arab Emirates
8 Jan 07
why do u think is the deciding factor dude!! plz give me the reason for the change in captaincy not one line answers plz post some sensible answers plz..
• United Arab Emirates
8 Jan 07
why do u think time is the deciding factor dude!! plz give me the reason for the change in captaincy not one line answers plz post some sensible answers plz..
@qirat31 (88)
• India
8 Jan 07
ganguly rocks he should be back in the captains position
• India
8 Jan 07
ya i agree with u to some extent...
• India
8 Jan 07
yes
• United Arab Emirates
8 Jan 07
hey dude whts this a one word answer is not aanswer to my question because i think according to my lot u must give atleast some explanation to the given answer so i think a better answer must be given