Binny to seek Ganguly's advice in the next Ranji

Binny to seek Ganguly's advice in the next Ranji

Binny to seek Ganguly's advice in the next Ranji

Bengal cricket Coach Roger Binny with players Rohan Gavaskar(2nd L), Manoj Tiwari(2nd R) and captain Laxmi Ratan Shukla at Eden Gardens. PTI

The former India medium-pacer, who was part of the 1983 World Cup winning side, had a drill session with the Bengal probables at the indoor complex of Eden Gardens.
Binny said he already had a word with former coach Bharat Arun under whom Bengal faced relegation in the 2007-08 season.
"I have already spoken to Bharat Arun and (last season's consultant) Mohinder Amarnath before coming here. Next week, I plan to speak to (Sourav) Ganguly and seek his advice," Binny said.

Binny said he had viewed the quarter-final match (against Tamil Nadu) that Bengal lost last season after being promoted to Super League.
"I feel our batsmen played one-day like shots... They seemed to be in a hurry and played too many shots. I think that's one thing we can improve upon," Binny said.

Welcoming the rebel Indian Cricket League (ICL) players who are back in the fold after availing the Board's amensty offer, Binny said, "it's a positive move and we will have the experienced playes back in the side. But they will have to fight their way back."

The six ICL players who have availed the Board's amnesty offer are Deep Dasgupta, Rohan Gavaskar, Eklakh Ahmed, Shib Sagar Singh, Subhamoy Das and Abhishek Jhunjhunwala.
Binny also said he preferred a two-captaincy theory for one-day and four-day matches as it offers a lot of options.
"In one-day, you require players who are allrounders so it's better to have two captains. But if you have players like (Mahendra Singh) Dhoni who can fit into both the formats, then it's better to have a one-captain," Binny said.

With Bengal not playing Buchi Babu Tournament, being held in Chennai, Binny agreed they would be short of match practice. But "we are working together and let's see what can be done."
"The immediate target right now is to get the team together. We will be dividing players in three batches of 12 each and focus on weighing, fitness and fielding," he said.
Bengal will begin their season with the Moin-ud-Dowla Gold Cup to be held in Hyderabad from September 10-22.

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