Sourav Ganguly
File photo of Sourav Ganguly

While England have been successful off late with different approaches across formats, former Indian captain, Sourav Ganguly believed otherwise.

Ganguly took to twitter on Tuesday to tweet to BCCI saying that selectors must now look pick the same players across formats. He believed that is what gave made sure the team had a good rhythm and confidence.

In exception of the captain Virat Kohli along with the likes of Jasprit Bumrah, very few players have completely cemented their place in all the three formats. Indian vice captain is also different for limited overs and Test matches.

While praised the teams in all the formats, he also said that very few were playing in all the formats and for selectors, while picking the squads, the concentration should be on picking the best squads rather than making all the players happy.

“Time has come for Indian selectors to pick same players in all formats of the game for rhythm and confidence.. too few are playing in all formats ..great teams had consistent players ..it’s not about making all happy but picking the best for the country and be consistent..,” a tweet from Sourav Ganguly’s official twitter handle read.

Ganguly, who is regarded as one of the most successful Indian captain is a part of Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) set up by BCCI. Ganguly is one of the few cricketers to have achieved the double of 100 wickets and 10000 runs in One Day International Cricket. He aslo has 7212 runs in 113 Test matches.

Ganguly’s comments came after India had announced the squads for the tour of West Indies. India will play three T20Is, three ODIs and two Test matches and the squad for each of the formats has a different look to it.

The tour is set to begin on 3 August with the T20s followed by the ODIs and Test matches.