‘Half of the players don’t even get a chance’ – Sourav Ganguly reveals the big reason why India fail to win big tournaments

Team India have not won any major titles since 2013.

Sourav Ganguly and Team India
Sourav Ganguly and Team India (Image Source: Twitter)

Team India are currently busy playing the home T20I series against the Kiwis. After losing the series opener, they will look to win the second match on 29 January 2023. However, senior players yet again have been ignored in this shortest format of the game. Young players like Prithvi Shaw and Shivam Mavi have been considered.

Still, some players like Prithvi Shaw have failed to get a place in the final playing XI. However, India have failed to win crucial games in major tournaments in recent times. Therefore, the team management is looking to include new players to develop a better team for upcoming events. Now, the former India skipper, Sourav Ganguly opened up about team India and their talents.

“India can never be a weak team.” – Sourav Ganguly

While speaking to SportsTak, Sourav Ganguly said that the Men in Blue can never become a weak team. The main reason behind that is the availability of so much talent. He said: “India can never be a weak team. A country that has so much talent can never be a weak team. Half of the players don’t even get a chance. I would want Rahul Dravid, Rohit Sharma, and the selectors to hold on to the same team till the World Cup.” 

The former Indian Cricket Board president said that India need to play fearless cricket in the major tournaments like the World Cup. “When they reach the World Cup, they should play without any baggage. They should play fearless cricket, it doesn’t matter if they win the trophy or not,” Ganguly added.

Regarding the importance of Virat Kohli’s form for the upcoming Border-Gavaskar Trophy, Sourav Ganguly said: “Yes, absolutely. He has batted really well—against Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. He will have to improve in Test cricket because India depends on him, and a very crucial series against Australia is approaching, which I believe will be a cracker of a contest. I expect it to be very competitive. Both are extremely good teams, and it’s quite possible that these two teams go on to play in the World Test Championship final.” 


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