With Sourav Ganguly being selected for the first Test, the obvious question is where will he bat? It is most likely he would have to open along with Virender Sehwag.

Unless captain Dravid again takes up the challenge and opens the batting.

Could the selectors now explain why they chose 3 specialist openers in Sehwag, Gambhir and Wasim Jaffer, if Ganguly or Dravid has now got to open?

Of course, this just adds to the drama of Indian Cricket.

The Telegraph – Calcutta : Frontpage

In fact, it’s also a big climbdown for Chappell who, at the pre-departure Media conference in New Delhi, had highlighted the presence of “specialist openers”.

“If what you’re saying is correct, then it’s not a bad deal… Sourav has faced the new ball in over 200 (209, to be precise) ODIs and must make the most of this opportunity… It’s a challenge, but that’s the test,” remarked former India opener Arun Lal, who has known Sourav from close.



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