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'I can contribute with ball in England'

Ganguly says that apart from his regular role with the bat, he could also be useful as a bowler in the favourable conditions.

cricket Updated: Jun 14, 2007 05:02 IST

Recalled to the Indian one-day side, Sourav Ganguly says that apart from his regular role with the bat, he could also be useful as a bowler in the favourable conditions of England and Ireland.

"I think I can contribute with the ball. It (conditions) will definitely help the ball to move around in England. We are going in the second half (of the summer) and I hope everyone lifts their game," Ganguly told CNN-IBN.

Ganguly felt England would miss Andrew Flintoff in the ODI and Test series if the talismanic all-rounder fails to recover from the ankle injury.

"Obviously they'll miss Flintoff, who is not a part of their team. Flintoff makes a lot of difference to their squad. But it will be a good series," he added.

Ganguly, along with Sachin Tendulkar, was included in the ODI squad that will play threa matches against South Africa in Ireland (June 26-July 1) and another against Pakistan in Glasgow, Scotland (July 3).

The two were rested for the one-day series in Bangladesh last month.

They, however, were part of the Test squad that beat Bangladesh 1-0 and are among the 16 that is to play three Tests in England in July-September.