India vs England: Former captain Sourav Ganguly expects another 5-0 whitewash

Former India skipper Sourav Ganguly cautioned England from getting whitewashed in the upcoming five-match Test series against Virat Kohli's team.

IANS, Nov, 03 2016

Kolkata: Former skipper Sourav Ganguly on Wednesday cautioned England from getting whitewashed in the upcoming five-match Test series, starting 9 November at Rajkot, when they face an in-form India side.

File image of Sourav Ganguly (R). AFP

File image of Sourav Ganguly (R). AFP

The legendary southpaw expects India to continue their superb form at home which they displayed during their 3-0 clean sweep of New Zealand in the recently-concluded Test Series.

"India are playing superb cricket. I am expecting another whitewash like the one against New Zealand. They (England) should be worried," Ganguly told reporters here.

Ganguly's comments echoed former England captain Michael Vaughan, who on Tuesday had said England are bereft of top-class spin bowlers and their batsmen have struggled to combat the turning ball against Bangladesh.

Vaughan said England need to 'park the bus' in order to stave off the threat from the likes of Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja.

Meanwhile, hot on the heels of Bengal's back-to-back outright victories in the ongoing Ranji Trophy, Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) president Ganguly welcomed the boys home with a high tea session here.

It was announced that 21-year old pacer Amit Kuila, who has impressed with his performances so far in the Ranji Trophy will be sponsored by the CAB for his future endeavours.


Published Date: Nov 03, 2016 | Updated Date: Nov 03, 2016

Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 4493 125
2 South Africa 3395 110
3 England 4497 105
4 New Zealand 3114 97
5 Australia 3294 97
Rank Team Points Rating
1 South Africa 5957 119
2 Australia 5505 117
3 India 5266 117
4 England 5645 113
5 New Zealand 5123 111
Rank Team Points Rating
1 New Zealand 1625 125
2 England 1962 123
3 Pakistan 2417 121
4 West Indies 2222 117
5 India 2183 115