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Ganguly expecting recall to one-day side

The southpaw, who has not played an ODI for the last 16 months, made a strong comeback into the Test side on the tour of South Africa.

india Updated: Jan 08, 2007 23:00 IST

Having made a strong comeback into the Test side on the tour of South Africa, former Indian skipper Sourav Ganguly is expecting a recall to the one-day squad.

"I expect to be selected in the one-day side now," Ganguly said upon his arrival from South Africa where he emerged as the highest run-getter for India with 214 runs from three Tests.

The left-hander has not played an ODI for the last 16 months, his last game being an outing against New Zealand in September 2005.

Ganguly, whose unbeaten knock of 51 at Johannesburg laid the foundation for India's victory in the first Test, said the team lost a great opportunity to win the series against South Africa.

"It was a huge opportunity to win a series against South Africa at their home by winning the last Test, but unfortunately it could not happen," Ganguly said.

India lost the series 1-2 after taking a lead by winning the first Test.

The former skipper, who returned to international cricket after a gap of ten months, said his knocks at Wanderers were the most satisfying as "we won the Test match there."

Asked to comment on the poor form of Sachin Tendulkar, Ganguly said it was part of the game and nobody could write off a player like Tendulkar whom he considered a genius.

"Don't forget that Sachin has got 70 international hundreds to his credit, nobody has such a record in the world. The decline in form is part of the game, it happens to every cricketer. He is a genius."