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Should They Have Been Dropped ?

Saurav Ganguly : In 15 Test innings as captain, has scored  two 50s and one 48

Mark Waugh : Played 15 innings between Jan and Sep 1999 with only two 50s

Mark Taylor : As captain, played 21 innings at a stretch between Dec 1995 and Jun 1997 without a 50

Rahul Dravid : Played 16 innings between Oct 1999 and Nov 2000 without a 50. In 17th, scored 200. 


Ganguly’s  Feats

  • The only batsman ever to score two back-to-back centuries on overseas debut
  • The only Indian batsman to have scored a century in an ODI in Australia. In fact, he scored two.
  • Highest run-getter in the world in ODIs in three of the last four calendar years: 1997, 1999 and 2000. In 1998, finished second.
  • Was adjudged the latest Ceat Cricketer of the World by Sunil Gavaskar, Vivian Richards and Ian Chappell


In Fact, Ganguly Plays Better As captain

Inn    100s     50s  Avg

One-Day Career

169 16 40 43.34

ODIs as Captain

45 5 11 44.42

Compare this with Sachin Tendulkar

One-Day Career

266 29 53 43.41

ODIs as Captain

69 5 12 36.47
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