Monday, January 21, 2008


Sourav Ganguly aka Dada has issued a stern warning to the Australians.Former captain Sourav Ganguly has warned Australia that its numero uno position in world cricket was under threat from Team India.

"Australia is still the No. 1 team in the world but I think we have a very good side that could be No. 1," Ganguly told an Australian newspaper after India won the Perth Test by 72 runs.

The southpaw said India had played better against Australia "than any other side in the world".

"To be honest, we have played better than them (this summer)," he told the Herald Sun.

Refusing to discuss the Sydney Test, he said: "I don't want to talk about the past but I feel we were unlucky not to win in Sydney. We were happy to win in Perth and we think we can level the series."

The former captain, who has been axed from the ODI team for the Commonwealth Bank Tri-Series in February, was of the view that Australia had failed to find players who were as threatening as Glenn McGrath and Shane Warne.

"They are finding out that players can't go on and play forever. Obviously they have less experience now. Their young players need to step up," he said.

The fourth and final Test starts at Adelaide on Thursday. Australia and India will then play a one-off Twenty20 match on February 1. The tri-series, that also features Sri Lanka, starts on February 3 with India taking on Australia.

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