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06 December 201015:43

SA tour will be crucial, says Ganguly

World Cup will be a different experience says former Indian cricketer Saurav Ganguly

SA tour will be crucial, says Ganguly - Cricket News

Indian cricketer Gautam Gambhir (R).

he new look India under Gautam Gambhir might be on a roll at the moment but it would be a different experience at the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 and a series in South Africa would be an ideal preparation, former India captain Sourav Ganguly said on Sunday.

"It was nice to see India winning under new captain (Gautam) Gambhir. But World Cup will be a different experience. Every win is good for the team (to get the momentum)," Ganguly said.

"We have a very tough away series in South Africa. It will give them an ideal preparation ahead of the big tournament (here in February-April next year). Indians are used to the playing condition here so I believe South Africa series will be very crucial. It's easier to come back from a tough tournament. I hope they do well in South Africa."