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Bangar has infused flexibility into Indian team: Ganguly

Sourav Ganguly has lavished praise on Sanjay Bangar for his all-round performance against the West indies in the Jodhpur one-dayer and said the Railway player's showing has brought more flexibily into the Indian team.

india Updated: Nov 22, 2002 21:03 IST

Indian skipper Sourav Ganguly has lavished praise on Sanjay Bangar for his all-round performance against the West indies in the Jodhpur one-dayer and said the Railway player's showing has brought more flexibily into the Indian team ahead of the coming World Cup.

"The way he is flowering, I think we are going to have a greater number of options in South Africa," Ganguly said here.

The Indian skipper, who opted out of the last two matches of the ongoing limited over series owing to a back problem, termed Bangar a fighter to the core with a never-give-up attitude. "He may not be flamboyant, but he has no dearth of fighting spirit."

Bangar played a destructive unbeaten knock of 57 to fashion an Indian win in the fourth one-dayer in Ahmedabad before scoring an unbeaten 32 at Jodhpur where he also picked up two wickets.

Describing India's series levelling three-wicket win over the visitors at Jodhpur as "very satisfying," Ganguly predicted his side would repeat the performance in the final match at Vijaywada on Sunday to win the series.

"We had to win in Jodhpur. The boys rose up to the occasion, and now there will be no looking back for them at Vijayawada. India will definitely start as favourites," he said.

First Published: Nov 22, 2002 21:03 IST