Aug 16, 2013
According to a report on NDTV, Ganguly named himself as Sachin Tendulkar’s opening partner in the 50-over format of the game. In Tests, he named Gundappa Viswanath as an alternative to his spot. Ganguly also picked Harbhajan Singh and Anil Kumble as the only two spinners in the Test squad. Rahul Dravid and VVS Laxman have been named as the 12th man of the ODI and Test side respectively.
Among the current crop of players, all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja has found his way into another veteran’s all-time team as Ganguly picked him in the ODI team. Delhi dasher Virat Kohli also made it to the team. Ganguly also picked current skipper MS Dhoni in both his teams.
The other youngster to figure in Ganguly’s ODI team is Virat Kohli. The Delhi star’s growing stature in international cricket is being noticed by the game’s pundits and hasn’t escaped Ganguly’s attention.
Test XI: Sunil Gavaskar, Virender Sehwag, Rahul Dravid, Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly/Gundappa Viswanath, MS Dhoni, Kapil Dev, Harbhajan Singh,Anil Kumble, Javagal Srinath, Zaheer Khan
12th man: VVS Laxman
ODI XI: Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly, Virender Sehwag, Virat Kohli, Yuvraj Singh, MS Dhoni, Kapil Dev,Ravindra Jadeja, Anil Kumble/Javagal Srinath, Zaheer Khan
12th man: Rahul Dravid