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Australia team worst-ever to tour India: Ganguly

Kolkata, Mar 18 (PTI)

Former India skipper Sourav Ganguly today said that the current Australian side is the worst-ever to tour India.

"They don't have the batsmen to play spinners and spinners to take wickets here. I don't want to rate the side but having seen the Aussies since 1996, I think this team is the worst-performing on Indian soil," Ganguly told a regional news channel here today.

Reacting to India's hattrick of wins against Aussies that had never happened, Ganguly said four days and a spin-friendly track in Kotla were what India need to hand a 4-0 whitewash.


The Australian team management's decision to sack four players, including vice-captain Shane Watson, for the third Test on disciplinary grounds, also did not go down too well with Ganguly.

"No matter how disciplined you are, skill is the most important to be successful. Australia lack skill on this tour.

"I read somewhere about (former coach) John Buchanan lauding the decision (to sack the four). Just unbelievable, what can I say!"

Meanwhile, Ganguly hoped that Sachin Tendulkar scores some big runs.

"I hope he gets back to form. It's very important for him to get into the rhythm."
There may be talks about changing Tendulkar's batting order but Ganguly said: "I don't think there's a need to readjust his order and he should stick to No 4 only."

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