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DADA is back : Ganguly back in Indian Test squad

After nearly a year in wilderness, Sourav Ganguly on Thursday made a dramatic comeback to the Indian Test team after a poor performance of Indian Cricket team in South Africa and team management is calling back experienced players.

The selectors also dropped Mohammad Kaif and Suresh Raina from the squad and removed out of form Virender Sehwag from vice-captaincy which now goes to VVS Laxman.

Following is the Indian Test Squad:
Rahul Dravid (capt), Wasim Jaffer, Gautam Gambhir, Virender Sehwag, Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly, Mahendra Singh Dhoni (wk), VVS Laxman (vice-capt), Dinesh Kaarthick, Harbhajan Singh, Anil Kumble, Munaf Patel, Irfan Pathan, VRV Singh, Zaheer Khan and S Sreesanth.

Some records/facts by Saurav Ganguly:
1. Scored a century on Test debut
2. Scored a century in each of his first two Tests
3. Cumulative Test batting average never fell below 40 runs per innings
4. Captained India in a record 49 Test matches
5. Led India to a record 21 Test wins
6. India's most successful Test captain
7. Holds the record, shared with Mahendra Dhoni, for the second highest score by an 8. Indian cricketer in an ODI — 183, against Sri Lanka in 1999, although Dhoni remained unbeaten while he did not.
9. Holds the record, shared with Sachin Tendulkar, for the highest first wicket partnership for India in a ODI match, 258, against Kenya in 2001.
10. Was involved in the First 300 run ODI partnership with Rahul Dravid
11. 6th on the all time list with 30 man of the match awards (Sachin Tendulkar leads with 52 awards in 369 matches)
12. He is also the only player to win 4 consecutive man of the match awards in ODIs.
13. India's most successful ODI captain
14. First Indian to Score a ODI Century Against Australia in Australia
15. Most number of runs in one single edition of the Champions Trophy Tournament.
16. Most number of centuries in one edition of the Champions Trophy Tournament

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