Sourav Ganguly is back into the IPL. Ignored by all the teams in the initial auction and then not allowed into the IPL because of various technicalities, Ganguly looked all set to sit out IPL 2011.
But it seems destiny is going to give Ganguly another go at it and Pune Warriors India have inducted Ganguly into their team as replacement for Ashish Nehra (who was ruled out because of injury during World Cup semi final in Mohali against Pakistan).
Pune Warriors India are at the moment have put up 6 consecutive losses and led by Yuvraj Singh. The team is will need some of the old ‘dada’ aggression to get back some respectability in this season.
Pune Warriors will play Kolkatta Knight Riders at Navi Mumbai on May 19th 2011. The match is scheduled to start at 8 PM IST.
This should a real showdown between Ganguly and the team that ignored him this season.
The match unfortunately will be held in Navi Mumbai, at the DY Patil Stadium. It would have been interesting Ganguly opening the innings against KKR bowlers at Eden Gardens.
Anyways hopefully Pune Warriors will win and Ganguly will score a lot of runs against KKR. 😉