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Sourav hopes to shine with bat Down Under

cricket Updated: Dec 15, 2007 21:09 IST

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Comeback man Sourav Ganguly hopes to continue with the same form in his upcoming Australia tour that helped him earn a Man-of-the-Series award against Pakistan at home.

Interacting with the media Saturday, while launching an yearbook, he said, "I hope to continue with my good form."

"It feels good to be among runs," he added.

Asked about his 100th Test appearance in Melbourne, he said, "It is a special feeling for every cricketer. I am no exception."

"But it won't be at the back of my mind when I go out there. I hope to put the runs on the board as that is what matters."

Ganguly, who was the first Indian captain to start mind games against Steve Waugh's Australia, said, "Sledging won't be a problem for us. We are a professional side and know how to handle it."

While accepting that Australia were the best ODI side, he said, "They are the best side in this form of the game. So it is of no use predicting things. We have to go out there and play."

India begin their series in Australia on December 20 with a warm-up match against Victoria. India play three Tests against Australia and a tri-series also featuring Sri Lanka.