HindustanTimes Sun,21 Dec 2014
Varun Aaron should get a look-in: Ganguly
August 02, 2014
First Published: 21:40 IST(2/8/2014)
Last Updated: 21:55 IST(2/8/2014)

Former India captain Sourav Ganguly on Saturday called for inclusion of pacer Varun Aaron keeping in mind the fast nature of the pitch in Manchester -- the venue for the fourth Test versus England beginning August 7.

"Manchester track is the fastest wicket in England. I think Varun Aaron should get a look-in," Ganguly said as India grappled with bowling woes.

While the matchwinner of the Lord's Test, Ishant, is already out of the next match, there's a cloud of doubt over Bhuvneshwar Kumar, who has a swollen knee.

In batting too, India need some "fresh heads", Ganguly said hinting at Gautam Gambhir's inclusion in place of Shikhar Dhawan.

"India need some fresh heads at this stage. I'm not saying Gambhir would succeed but we need some fresh ideas. At this stage, it is anyone's series," he said after he began a new innings in cricket administration as CAB's joint secretary.

Ganguly further said he's disappointed with Bengal pacer Mohammad Shami's lacklustre performance but disagreed that severe workload was the reason for this.

"If he won't play cricket at this age then when would he?" Ganguly asked.

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