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    Should Ganguly be retained as a captain in both forms of game

    Is Ganguly deserved to be retained as a captain in both forms of game???
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    As much as I hate to say this, I think he has taken the team as far as he can and it is time for India to have fresh minds at the helm.
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    ive said it before and will again Ganguly should not even be in the side for mine
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    Quote Originally Posted by dudeurfriend
    Is Ganguly deserved to be retained as a captain in both forms of game???
    Neither.

    This is less a commentary on his captainscy and more on the fact that in the Indian system we do not select a captain first. We need a skipper whose plavce in the side will not have a question mark on it.

    This rules out Ganguly.

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    I'd persist with Ganguly for a bit longer yet. As far as I know, the Indian team have a long break now... gives him time to get back into some sort of form. Give him one more series at least.

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    We've been carrying him for far too long. He offers nothing when it comes to fielding, his batting will never be consistent enough or near the consistency it was when he started out, and his captaincy has proven to be flawed time and time again.

    Time to go Sourav, you've had your time.

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    Give the man a break. He's in poor form. So? Martyn was in poor form 2003-4, and look at him now.

    The Indian selectors need to learn that consistency will get results, and persistence will be rewarded. As Dasa said, one more series at the very least.
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    give the man his chance and persevere, that average of near 40 didnt come from no where you know.

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    He averaged 51 at one time, he's been using that average for a long time, and due to his consistently poor batting, that average has come down from 51 all the way down to 45, down to 42, and now ultimately 40 odd.

    Too many chances he's had. I've been a Ganguly supporter for so long, but every series and every match he's let India down.

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    Gangs Needs a break to sort his batting out. He should go to Arun Lal, snehashish, and others in Bengal spend some quality time at nets. Once he get his confidence and batting back, it will be a cakewalk for him to walk into this side.

    I have always been a big fan of his batting and his captaincy but right now I want him out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LongHopCassidy
    Give the man a break. He's in poor form. So? Martyn was in poor form 2003-4, and look at him now..
    he was in relatively poor form. in other words, the rest of the aussie side was outperforming him. even in that period he was averaging over 40, and getting plenty of starts without going on with them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LongHopCassidy
    Give the man a break. He's in poor form. So? Martyn was in poor form 2003-4, and look at him now.

    The Indian selectors need to learn that consistency will get results, and persistence will be rewarded. As Dasa said, one more series at the very least.
    Oh yes. He should and WILL be given a chance. And he is too good a player not to be able to make a comeback. But as of date his batting is not in great shape so making him captain only makes things worse for himself besides the team being demoralised.

    This is not about dropping Ganguly as a batsman, it is only about whether he should stay captain at this stage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sledger
    give the man his chance and persevere, that average of near 40 didnt come from no where you know.
    In his last 20 Tests, going back to the West Indies in India series of 2002, he has averaged a paltry 33.10 hitting only 2 centuries. Since given the test captaincy (November 2000, starting against Bangladesh), he has averaged 37.03 in 47 matches hitting 4 centuries.His test career prior to being captain, he averaged 45.54 making 7 centuries in 35 Tests.

    In ODIs, the decline is even more evident. In his last 36 ODIs, since the start of the VB series against Aus and Zim in Jan 2004, he averages only 29.41 compared to 43.11 before then.

    It is clear that his from has slumped since being given the captaincy and over the last two years slumped so severly to where he no longer seems an international quality player. If he were an exceptional captain, either tactically or leadership wise, it could be justified leaving him in the team. But it is clear that he is neither a great tactitian or a very good leader so I think he should be left out.

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