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Need a team that can win abroad: Harbhajan

Kolkata: India need to build a team that can win not only at home but abroad as well, veteran Indian off-spinner Harbhajan Singh said on Thursday.
"Winning is important but at the same time you need to look into and make a team which can win not just in India but overseas as well.
"And that will only happen on wickets in India where the match will go till the fifth day. That means everybody will get tested," Harbhajan told reporters on the sidelines of the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy here.
"Three-day Test matches will not solve the purpose. You will get results and win test matches but it's also important to make the team work more harder to see bigger picture in prospect," the 37-year-old added. The former India star, who has claimed over 400 wickets in Test cricket for India, is in the city skippering Punjab in the Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 tournament. Punjab crashed out of the Super League stage on Thursday despite beating Rajasthan in a virtual semi-final clash due to an inferior net run rate. Harbhajan said the Indian spinners need to bowl on overseas wickets more where five-wicket hauls are difficult to come by.
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