Ganguly set for one-day comeback

Former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly is set to be recalled into the Indian one-day squad for the first time since October 2005.

With the upcoming one-day series against the West Indies at home, the World Cup in March and the Indian side underperforming in the shorter form of the game, the selectors are expected to turn to their former skipper in an attempt to help change India’s fortunes.

Ganguly, 34, recently told the media that should he be given the opportunity to play one-day cricket again, he would readily take it.

“I know people have been talking about that opening the batting in ODIs,” he said.

“And many people have asked me about it. I have opened the batting in one-dayers in the past many times, so I have no problems. If I am asked to open, then I will do so.”

Ganguly has scored over 10,000 one-day runs in 279 matches at an average of 40.65.

The BCCI is tomorrow expected to announce the squad that will take on the West Indies at home later in the month for two one-day internationals.

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