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Is Dravid the right choice?

Last updated on: October 13, 2005 20:04 IST
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The Indian selectors named Rahul DravidĀ captain for theĀ one-day international home series against Sri Lanka and South Africa on Thursday.

Is better Dravid than Sourav Ganguly? Will he be able to lead the side with the same level of success as the Bengali left-hander?

Here's a statistical analysis of both players' record as a player and captain.

Sourav Ganguly in ODIs:

Record Mts Inns NO Runs Hs Ave 100 50 0
as captain 146 142 11 5082 144 38.79 11 30 9
as player 132 127 10 5019 183 42.89 11 30 5
overall 278 269 21 10101 183 40.72 22 60 14

Rahul Dravid in ODIs:

Record Mts Inns NO Runs Hs Ave 100 50 0
as captain 17 16 1 553 86 36.86 0 6 1
as player 244 224 27 7755 153 39.36 10 55 7
overall 261 240 28 8308 153 39.18 10 61 8

After World Cup 2003:

Mts Inns NO Runs Hs Ave 100 50 0
Ganguly 49 48 3 1381 90 30.68 0 10 3
Dravid 54 50 4 1809 104 39.32 2 17 4

Win-loss record:

Mts Won Lost Tied NR Winning %
Ganguly 146 76 65 0 5 53.90
Dravid 17 7 9 0 1 43.75

Note: All performances are for Team India only and excludes performances for combined XI matches.

Do you think Dravid will make a better captain and help India in its quest for the 2007 World Cup?

Have your say!

Statistics: Rajneesh Gupta

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