Sourav Ganguly has been included in a 16-member Bengal squad for the first two home matches of the Ranji Trophy against Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh. Manoj Tiwary will lead the side.

The Bengal-Gujarat match will be played at the Eden Gardens from November 3 to 6 and the Bengal-Madhya Pradesh game will be played at the Jadavpur University Salt Lake Campus from November 17 to 20.

The squad: Manoj Tiwary (cap), Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Arindam Das, Parthasarathi Bhattacharya, Rohan Banerjee, Sourav Ganguly, Abhishek Jhunjhunwala, Writam Porel, Laxmi Ratan Shukla, Mohammad Sami Ahmed, Ashok Dinda, Ranadeb Bose, Sourasish Lahiri, Iresh Saxena, Anirban Gupta and Arindam Ghosh.

Stand-bys: Sourav Sarkar, Arnab Nandy, Dibyendu Chakraborty and Anustup Majumdar. Coach: W.V. Raman . — Special Correspondent

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