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    Ganguly v Tendulkar

    Who should be the India captain?

    The team has some of the most talented in the world but they perform terribly. This is all down to the captain when the TEAM is not working. India need a change as they have not moved forward as a team since the world cup. Anyway Ganguly does not qualify for a place in the team for his performances, also results as captain have been poor.

    I hear you say Tendulkar has been captain, and failed. How long ago was that? He was in his mid-twenties, was the best player, in a one man team. Surely this pressure can mount on anyone at this age. Now with a more talented team and a more mature Tendulkar he should be captain.

    Who do you think should be captain?
    Ganguly lost it 3 years ago

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    Ganguly - no contest.
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    Much as this debate has been going on for a really, really long time, it's been four years of Ganguly's maverick captaincy, and only 2 major ODI series have been won. A change of captaincy is not an issue. Ideally, VVS Laxman will be a good choice, given his high degree of cricketing intelligence. Dravid is a lateral thinking captain, so it's not too bad an option. Kumble, being a senior bowler, can help the bowlers improve thier performaces. He understands his spinners best. If Brian Lara, a great player, made a decent captain, why can't Tendulkar? A great player can be quite a good captain. Not that Ganguly's 'faith in your players' and 'arrogant, in-your-face' methods are bad, but they require a lot of great players, but the team doesn't have too many.
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    I hear you say Tendulkar has been captain, and failed. How long ago was that? He was in his mid-twenties, was the best player, in a one man team. Surely this pressure can mount on anyone at this age.
    Captains in their early 20's are never the best choice, since they lack the experience and knowledge needed in tough spots. Graeme Smith is a good example. An ideal age would be between 27 to 35.


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    Interesting that Lara is now rated a decent captain on the back of one big win in so long, yet Ganguly isn't when he's done a lot more than that.
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    Arjun's just Anti Ganguly I think. But your right Marc, Ganguly's certainly acheived more than Lara has in his captaincy career.
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    Definitely Ganguly, and if I was going to even comprehend changing captaincy, Dravid would be the next choice without question. Sachin isn't even in the equation. He already gives his input to the team along with the other senior players, why put the pressure of captain on his shoulders? He didn't need that when he was 26, and he doesn't need it when he is 30 either.
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    Another one of those weird theories of 'Arjun'. In last 10 years India lost only one home test series and that was under the captaincy of someone 'Sachin Tendulkar'. Btw Arjun Sachin second sting as captain was in 1999-2000 hardly early 20s.

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    Arjun you are blatantly and blindly anti-ganguly. For no reason at all.

    Ideally, VVS Laxman will be a good choice
    huh? What was that? Ideally, VVS should not be even making the ODI team IMO.

    Tendulkar has been tried as captain two times. And he failed. Besides, he is the best batter in the world and he needs to concentrate on scoring runs.

    So my and your captain should be DADA and no one else!

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    Ganguly.

    If you want to blame anyone for the fact India haven't done so great despite their awesome batsmen, blame the bowlers.

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    Why remove a captain who's got India playing as a team rather than individuals?
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    Ganguly is the best captain India has ever had.
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    What is this rubbish. This team was built by Ganguly and he has delivered. This ODI tournaments thing is taken way out of context. How many Indian captains have won ODI tournaments outside of Asia anyway ? And home ODI tournaments aren't that many as it used to be earlier.

    When Ganguly took over the team in 2000, it was in shambles. Ganguly built this team from ground up and transformed Indian cricket into a competitive unit even away from home while keeping the home record intact. When was the last time that happened prior to Ganguly taking charge ? I don't see any reason other then Ganguly's personal likeability in some circles, for this to be even thought about.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Arjun
    but they require a lot of great players, but the team doesn't have too many.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arjun
    If Brian Lara, a great player, made a decent captain, why can't Tendulkar?
    if lara is what you would call 'decent' then ganguly is 'god'


    Quote Originally Posted by Arjun
    but they require a lot of great players, but the team doesn't have too many.
    so tendulkar,dravid, ganguly and laxman are not enough then?
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