India news March 25, 2012

Ganguly injures hamstring, but expected to be fit for IPL

ESPNcricinfo staff

Sourav Ganguly, the Bengal captain, was forced to sit out of his team's quarter-final clash against Baroda in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy due to a hamstring injury. Ganguly sustained the injury during an exhibition match in Dubai while playing for the Marylebone Cricket Club against Lancashire on March 23.

The injury, however, will not have an impact on Ganguly's preparation for the IPL, a Sahara Pune Warriors official told ESPNcricinfo. Ganguly was recently named captain of the Warriors for the IPL's fifth season and he will also double up as a team mentor in the absence of a head coach.

Deep Dasgupta, the Bengal chairman of selectors, said Ganguly, who flew back to Kolkata from Dubai, will be available for selection should Bengal qualify for the semi-final of the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy in Mumbai. Manoj Tiwary is leading Bengal in Ganguly's absence.

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  • AYush on March 26, 2012, 0:14 GMT

    @phil katon

    haha i feel you Phil

  • Kavin on March 25, 2012, 15:30 GMT

    Injured? LOL! What was he doing that got him injured?

  • Dummy4 on March 25, 2012, 15:25 GMT

    @crikbuff: You better know facts before making comments on committed people like Nehra mate..Nehra has played some domestic matches after his injury..he was left out..there was a huge mess about leaving him out..I dont know where you were back then.. @Aravelli Navya Kranthi Kiran: If you wanna say Dada is great...go on..I too agree..but dont get MSD in many tours did he take rest fo India??

  • Dummy4 on March 25, 2012, 13:23 GMT

    They could bring in a new be picked for IPL the player should at least 1 century and 1 fifty in a 3 test series while the series was still alive :) If rains washed out all the matches or a player was injured, then the record in the previous would be considered. Similarly for bowlers say a 3-wicket haul twice ;) Or they could have a performance rating when a player plays well but does not have the luck. Guess that should make Tests and ODIs competitive ;) No player will retire just depending on IPL.

  • Dummy4 on March 25, 2012, 12:49 GMT

    I hope he gets fit soon otherswise PW wont do ne better than last yr this time too :( already their team is half weakened due to Yuvraj's absence . and no need to drag dhoni into this ; he has been standing still in crisis wen almost 60% of the team was injured in england . IMo he din do anything wrong in takin break in windies series in december. wen rest of the seniors can take 'rest' at any time ; dhoni has full rights for breaks coz hes been doing wicketkeeping despite of sore fingers since last yrs world cup.

  • Dummy4 on March 25, 2012, 11:37 GMT

    The IPL is destroying Indian test cricket-the true form of this great game..but i'll be watching-kinda says it all huh? :(

  • MADHUKIRAN on March 25, 2012, 11:36 GMT

    Come on dada!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Farhan on March 25, 2012, 10:37 GMT

    the franchises need need to worry they can always take the Bangladeshi players who have done well in the asia Cup

  • Dummy4 on March 25, 2012, 7:57 GMT

    @crikbuff he is not severly injured,so he'll be fit for ipl,he is not a kinda person like dhoni,sachin who take rest in indian series.dada played domestic cricket,even bhajji nd nehra played domestic cricket.......

  • Moses on March 25, 2012, 6:35 GMT

    Every cricketer automatically becomes fit for IPL. Virender Sehwag, Zaheer Khan, Harbhajan Singh, Sreesanth, the list goes on and on.... Even Ashish Nehra, who is unfit for 10 months in a year, miraculously becomes for for 2 months of IPL!

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