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'Youngsters have a chance to prove themselves'

Indian captain Sourav Ganguly on Wednesday said the Dhaka tri-series would offer the youngsters in the side a good chance to prove themselves on the international stage.

india Updated: Apr 10, 2003 16:56 IST

Arriving for their first tournament after an impressive World Cup campaign, Indian captain Sourav Ganguly on Wednesday said the triseries would offer the youngsters in the side a good chance to prove themselves on the international stage.

Ganguly said the new players in the squad had already proved their talent in domestic circuit and he was confident they would do well and bridge the gap created by the absence of as many as five World Cup squad members.

"Since many of the seniors are not here, the series offers a good opportunity to the youngsters to prove themselves," the skipper told reporters at a crowded press conference on the team's arrival here for the tournament starting on Friday.

"The youngsters who have come into the team have been doing very well in the domestic circuit and it will be good for them to play at this level."

Ganguly said the team will look to pick from the World Cup where they won eight matches in a row before losing to defending champions Australia in the final.

"We want to continue in the same manner as we did in the World Cup," he said looking ahead at the tournament which involves South Africa besides hosts Bangladesh.

First Published: Apr 09, 2003 17:23 IST