In an exclusive interview to Outlook, Saurav Ganguly talks about the team for the Aussie series, allegations about his arrogance, and match-fixing. Excerpts.
How important is the upcoming series against Australia for you?
It's important to do well against any team. Australia is no exception. They've got an outstanding record in Test cricket, which makes it more of a challenge.
How tough would it be without Anil Kumble?
Obviously it's going to be tough. He's a real world-class bowler. Without him, we'll be handicapped a bit.
Would you then settle for a team without any leg-spinner at all?
We are watching a few boys who've done well in domestic cricket.
Any specific team in your mind?
It's going to be more spin-oriented.
Do you favour different teams for the Tests and the one-dayers?
No. I believe that a good Test player is also a good one-day player.
What are the team's weaknesses?
We need to work on fielding.
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