Sourav Ganguly terms Indian bowling potent enough to win matches in England

Sourav Ganguly was speaking at the India Today Conclave 2018.

Sourav Ganguly says Indian bowling attack potent to win matches

Former India captain Sourav Ganguly, who made his Test debut against England in England in 1996, said that the current Indian bowling attack is good enough to win matches for India abroad, after their show in South Africa.

Talking at the India Today Conclave 2018, Ganguly said, "Absolutely they have the (bowling) attack to take 20 wickets. Indian cricket always has had the batsmen, who would put 400 runs on the board but the difference is when they put 400 runs on the board and you have bowlers to pick 20 wickets."

"In South Africa, the wicket at Wanderers (Johannesburg) did a bit too much. You won't get those sort of pitches in Test cricket but even in the first two Test matches, which were played on good pitches, the bowlers bowled exceptionally well. You have got Bhuvneshwar Kumar, (Jasprit) Bumrah, Mohammed Shami and sitting out, there is Ishant Sharma," Ganguly said.

Ganguly recalled himself captaining India and gave an example of ace spinner Anil Kumble.

"Anil Kumble used to say: "You give me 450 runs on the board in the first innings and I will win you Test matches. This team has the batting, already with Rahane, (Virat) Kohli and the rest, and they have the bowling too," he added.

"The key is how we quickly we get on at the start of the tour, because that is very important. You saw in South Africa, as time went by, they got better and they have got all the qualities to win overseas," the veteran of 113 Tests and 311 ODIs explained.

(With inputs from PTI)


By Jatin Sharma - 11 Mar, 2018

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