Kolkata, Oct 1 (UNI) Hours after Sourav Ganguly was included in the Indian squad for the first two Tests against Australia, the former captain said the host have good chance to beat the visitors.
''Australia are a good side and we have also a good side so there is 50-50 chance in the Test series,'' Ganguly said. ''We have to play hard to beat the Australians,'' he said.
Meanwhile, Cricket Association of Bengal's chief Jagmohon Dalmiya offered Ganguly to take charge of Bengal's Ranji team.
As news of Ganguly's inclusion in the Test team arrived from Mumbai, cricket fans and media made a beeline at his south Kolkata residence to greet him, who has been described as a ''comeback king''.
Ganguly was offered to hold the rein of Bengal cricket when he arrived at Eden Gardens to see Mr Dalmiya on a courtesy call.
On his selection, Mr Dalmiya said he was happy and offered him captaincy for Bengal side in the Ranji Trophy matches.
Ganguly, however, remained non-commital, and drove straight to city airport after emerging from Dalmiya's office to catch a flight for Chennai to play for India A there.
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