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Sourav Ganguly calls for inclusion of pacer Varun Aaron ahead of 4th Test at Old Trafford

Sourav Ganguly © PTI
Sourav Ganguly (above) also said that he isn’t happy with the performance of pacer, Mohammed Shami © PTI

Kolkata: Aug 2, 2014

Former India captain Sourav Ganguly on called for inclusion of pacer Varun Aaron keeping in mind the fast nature of the pitch in Manchester —  the venue for the fourth Test versus England beginning August 7.

“Manchester track is the fastest wicket in England. I think Aaron should get a look-in,” Ganguly said as India grappled with bowling woes.

While the match-winner of the Lord’s Test, Ishant, is already out of the next match, there’s a cloud of doubt over Bhuvneshwar Kumar, who has a swollen knee.

In batting too, India need some “fresh heads”, Ganguly said hinting at Gautam Gambhir‘s inclusion in place of Shikhar Dhawan.

“India need some fresh heads at this stage. I’m not saying Gambhir would succeed but we need some fresh ideas. At this stage, it is anyone’s series,” he said after he began a new innings in cricket administration as CAB’s joint secretary.

Ganguly further said he’s disappointed with Bengal pacer Mohammed Shami’s lacklustre performance but disagreed that severe workload was the reason for this.

“If he won’t play cricket at this age then when would he?” Ganguly asked.

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