Rahul has to score runs away from home: Sourav Ganguly

March 02 2019

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Former India captain Sourav Ganguly on Friday said K.L. Rahul has to get  runs away from home, adding that Rishabh Pant is one for the future and  has to fit in the World Cup squad.

"I've been backing him. He  has to score runs away from home. He's a superb talent. He played  superbly in the two T20Is," Ganguly told reporters here.

Asked  about Rishabh Pant's poor show, he said: "He has to fit in. I don't know  whether he would be able to fit in at this moment. So it depends. But  he's obviously a player for the future.

Pant hasn't been in good form in white-ball cricket with scores of 4, 40 not out, 28, 3 and 1 in the last five innings.

"Karthik  is not part of the ODI squad then obviously they are not thinking of  him as an option. It depends on what the selectors want," Ganguly said.

Kohli,  ahead of India's first of the five one-dayers against Australia, had  said the IPL would not come in the way of selection for the World Cup.

"World  Cup is how you play in the World Cup. It's (IPL) a different  tournament. You just play and move on to the World Cup," Ganguly opined.

Ganguly termed the England-Wales World Cup to be the strongest because of the format.

"It's  difficult to pick a winning recipe, you just have to play well. This  will probably be the strongest World Cup because everybody plays  everybody.

"A lot of strong teams this time. India, Australia  England, West Indies, New Zealand, Pakistan play very well in England.  After winning against South Africa, I hope Sri Lanka turn it around. It  will be a good World Cup," Ganguly said.

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  • IANS