Ravichandran Ashwin will be the key in West Indies: Sourav Ganguly

PTI, Jul, 08 2016

Kolkata: Former India captain Sourav Ganguly, on Friday, said off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin would be key to India's success in the Test tour of the West Indies, their first series under new head coach Anil Kumble.

"I think Ashwin will be the key in West Indies," Ganguly, who turned 44 today, said at his residence.

File photo of Ravichandran Ashwin. AFP

File photo of Ravichandran Ashwin. AFP

Fresh from winning their second World Twenty20 title, the West Indies finished runners-up to Australia in a triangular ODI series also involving South Africa to continue a glorious year that has seen them also win the women's WT20, and Under-19 World Cup.

"They are looking stronger and in the middle of a fine form. But I think India have the side to beat them. I wish luck to (Virat) Kohli and (Anil) Kumble," Ganguly added.

Kumble will begin his stint as head coach with two practice matches against WICB President's XI from July 9-16 followed by the four Tests from July 21-August 22.

Published Date: Jul 08, 2016 | Updated Date: Jul 08, 2016



Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 4493 125
2 South Africa 3395 110
3 England 4097 105
4 Australia 3087 100
5 New Zealand 3114 97
Rank Team Points Rating
1 South Africa 5957 119
2 Australia 5505 117
3 India 4579 114
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