Ganguly to play in Karachi Test

Updated on Jan 29, 2006 11:03 AM IST

Sourav has been included in the playing eleven on the expense of Harbhajan Singh. Inzy has been replaced by Faisal Iqbal.

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Former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly will play the third cricket Test between India and Pakistan scheduled to start in Karachi from Sunday.

He has been included in the playing eleven on the expense of out-of-form offie Harbhajan Singh.

Pakistan skipper Inzamam-ul-Haq, who is down with injury, will be repalced by Faisal Iqbal.

On Saturday night, suspense was looming over Ganguly's fate as the team management was tight-lipped on whether the Bengal left-hander will be included in the final XI for the third and final Test against Pakistan.

Earlier in the day, names of 13 players, which included Ganguly's name, who would play the Test had been announced by the Indian camp.

However, in case of the southpaw's inclusion in the final XI on Sunday, India are likely to go back to their traditional combination of four-bowler attack in the final Test.

The inclusion of Ganguly, who was in the playing XI in first Test in Lahore and dropped for the second in Faisalabad, would definitely strengthen Indian team's middle order batting.

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