Interesting article from rediff here, feel the same way about a lot of the things mentioned.
If Ganguly doesn't return to productivity soon as a batsman, he should be removed from the team altogether, at least for the time being. His batting has been pathetic this year.
Consider the following:
-In test cricket, Ganguly is the only regular batsman from the 8 top cricketing nations with a strike rate below 40 ... this, coming from a guy we thought of as a big hitter.
-In odi cricket, Ganguly is again the only regular batsman from the top 8 with a strike rate below 60 ... in short, he's currently playing like the worst top-level batsman in the world, that just sounds wrong considering the wealth of batting talent india has been associated with
-Despite his latest blazing 260-ball century against the world-class Zimbabwe attack, he's averaging 25 @ 37 sr (tests) and 17 @ 55 sr (odis)
-India should be striving for excellence and not mediocrity in cricket, and for this they need to reward performers and demote nonperformers
-With his pathetic state of batting, you'd think Ganguly has something else going for him, but no:
~fielding is terrible, especially for a captain ... just look at his pathetic attempts in the field
~running is disgraceful, got laxman run out ... terrible between-the-wickets running
~highly-acclaimed captaincy isnt exactly producing great results at the moment ... if ganguly and dravid are both doing poorly, that doesnt mean we should stick with ganguly, as dravid is at least earning his spot by other means ... this latest thing about being told to step down is also questionable, not a smart thing to do in the middle of a test
Dravid is not the only option for the captaincy, there is also Sehwag (expressed interest) and Kaif (has the passion and dedication required, not to mention brilliant fielding). Of course, Kaif won't get a chance with all those bigger names in the team ahead of him.
The point being, Ganguly better put up one hell of a fight to keep his place in the team. India would be well off without him right now.