Dhoni too good a player to get back to form: Ganguly

Kolkata: Former India captain Sourav Ganguly feels MS Dhoni should play his natural game which is stroke play.
Ganguly did not want to read too much into MS Dhoni’s lean patch with the bat in the recently concluded ODI series against England. The left-hander hoped the 37-year old would be among runs soon.

“Whatever he does, it’s his decision (on retirement). I am sure he will get back to scoring runs.”

Despite England’s resounding come-from-behind 2-1 ODI series win recently, former India captain Sourav Ganguly on Saturday said India have a “big chance” of turning it around in the five Tests starting from August if the batsmen manage to deliver.

“They are a good team. If they bat well, they will do well in England. They can win the Test series. India has got a big chance of winning,” Ganguly told reporters at the Eden Gardens here.

The former captain was optimistic about Kohli and his team doing well in the forthcoming test series which gets underway at Edgbaston from August 1.

According to Sourav, the key will be to score 400-450 runs in the first innings in order to win games.
“(It will depend) on the batsmen. You have to score 400 runs in Test cricket. If they get 400 runs in the first innings, they will win test matches,” the 46-year old stated.

On test wicket-keeper, Wriddhiman Saha’s injury conundrum, the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) President did not want to comment.

“I don’t know what happened. I hope he recovers in time,” said Sourav.

Saha will undergo surgery on his right shoulder in Manchester at the end of this month or starting of August.

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