Sourav Ganguly
Sourav Ganguly could be named coach of IndiaReuters

With his pace, Brett Lee terrorised Indian batsmen on the bouncy pitches of Australia, including Sourav Ganguly, but the Australian speedster bats for Sourav Ganguly to take over as the coach of Team India. The position is still lying vacant, after Duncan Fletcher's contract got over following the 2015 World Cup.

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) are expected to announce the new coach soon, with the Bangladesh tour starting on 7 June 7. The Indian team for the tour has already been announced.

Quite a few names have been doing the rounds, but it is Ganguly, who has been touted as the favourite. Brett Lee feels Ganguly, having played a number of matches for India, could be the right choice.

"I think he would do a great job because he's got a great wealth of knowledge behind him with so many games of Test match cricket, one-day cricket and Twenty20 cricket," the Australian was quoted as saying by Cricket Australia (CA).

Ganguly played 311 ODI matches for India and 113 Test matches with great success, and is also said to be one of the best captains India have ever produced.

"He's been there and done it all. Will that make him a good coach? I don't know," Lee added. "If he's hungry for it, with his wealth of knowledge, he could definitely pass it on. Having the right balance as a coach is the most important thing."

It seems almost certain that the 'Dada' of Indian cricket will get one of the coveted posts in Indian cricket, as Ganguly has been linked with various positions such as High Performance Manager, Adviser, Team Director, coach. It remains to be seen as to what role Ganguly will be asked to fulfill.

Irrespective of the position, Ganguly has the ability to bring more success to Indian cricket. During his playing days, it was under his leadership that India began to win overseas series often enough.

He led the team from the front and never backed down, and forged the India team into an aggressive one.

"If Sourav Ganguly can give these players confidence, I think he'd do a good job if he got it," said Lee.

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