'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.
First Published: Jun 13, 2007 20:03 IST