According to Saurav Ganguly New Zealand is a much better team than England and Australia.Former Indian Captain termed New Zealand is the second best team after England. Despite this India will have edge over New Zealand due to favourable home conditions. Ganguly feels defeating India is an uphill task.
“New Zealand are aware of the fact that it would be hard to beat India in India. But if you compare them with England and Australia, New Zealand would be second best side after England. The conditions will favour India,” Ganguly said on the sidelines of a promotional event in Kolkata.
Saurav Ganguly praised Indian captain Virat Kohli for his intensity and his hunger to win.Due to his hunger to win and intensity Virat Kohli rejuvenated Indian Cricket team.
“Kohli has done wonders for the country in a short span of time. He is someone who can raise the value of Indian cricket with his intensity and his hunger to win.”
Terming Kohli as one of his favourite captains at the present moment, Ganguly said: “If you want to ask him what brand he should endorse for the next 10 years, it’s the brand of his batting. That means I wish him to score lots of runs for India in the next 10 years. Hopefully he can continue to do that. He’s a terrific player.”
India will start it’s home season home season against New Zealand with three Tests beginning in Kanpur September 22 as they go onto play 13 Tests against Australia, England and Bangladesh.
The Virat Kohli-led side will play three Tests in Kanpur, Kolkata and Indore.