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Sourav Ganguly Backs Virat Kohli & Co. Says, Still Two Tests To Go And India Can Win Both

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| December 20 , 2018 , 14:47 IST

Virat Kohli & Co. after suffering an embarrassing defeat in the 2nd Test against Australia by 146 runs at Perth faced heat by several cricket experts as well as from the fans for the team selection.

Despite several critics, former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly still believes that Team India can still come back strong enough to win both Test match against Australia.

Ganguly took to his Twitter account to express his thoughts, "Lots of talk going around in media specially Australian .. watch out for india against this australia ..still two tests to go and india can win both.. don’t go too far ahead everyone @bcci."

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The ongoing four-match Test rubber between India and Australia has now been levelled at 1-1. The third Test match will be played at Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne from December 27.

The former Indian captain also revealed that India should look to be more aggressive against Australian off-spinner Nathan Lyon. The Aussie off-spinner has been the leading wicket-taker in the series with 16 wickets from two Tests.

Speaking to India TV Ganguly said, "I had thought of sending a text to Kohli but I haven't done it yet. I wanted to tell him that you shouldn't give so many wickets to spinners outside the subcontinent. There is no doubt that Nathan Lyon is a great spinner but so were Shane Warne, Muttiah Muralitharan and Graeme Swann."

"They have shown him too much respect by defending a lot of deliveries outside the off-stump. Instead, I feel they should attack him more and look to build towards at least a total in excess of 300-350," the Indian captain added.