Cricketcountry.com (India) – Their inability to score runs has severely hurt India’s chances in the Test series, but if there was a perfect occasion for India’s batsmen to put those sorry scores behind them and seek salvation, now is the time.

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  • Their inability to score runs has severely hurt India’s chances in the Test series, but if there was a perfect occasion for India’s batsmen to put those sorry scores behind them and seek salvation, now is the time.
  • As India chase the series ahead in Trent Bridge, venue for the third Test against England starting Saturday, former India captain Sourav Ganguly has urged the Indian batsmen need to find the confidence that has helped them succeed overseas earlier.
  • Ganguly, who led India to England in the summer of 2002 and drew the Test series 1-1, writing in Saturday’s column for the Times of India, pointed out that India might still turn things around, but for that to happen, their batsmen are required to fare well in the remaining three Tests.
  • With Shikhar Dhawan likely return for the third Test, having missed out Lord’s, Ganguly feels the dynamic left-hander will need to curb his natural instincts and that his first task should be to spend some time in the middle.
  • Whether a Dhawan instead of Vijay will help them to counter-attack is another question, but whoever is entrusted with the job will need to stand tall and that will provide respite to the middle-order to take the fight back to England, said Ganguly, who played 113 Tests and 311 ODIs for India.

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