India was able to defeat Pakistan twice under Babar Azam in three T20 meetings in the Asia Cup and T20 World Cup in Australia. While India have won seven of seven over Pakistan in the ODI World Cup, the Blues lead nine of six in the Asia Cup.
The former president of the Bengal Cricket Association also spoke of this match as a potential semifinal, which, if it takes place, will be played at Eden Gardens Stadium.
About his potential semifinalists for the upcoming world tournament, Ganguly said: Australia, England, India. Never underestimate New Zealand in such big matches. I will pick five and include Pakistan among them. Pakistan better qualify so we can have an India-Pakistan semifinal at Eden Gardens.