Kolkata: As Team India's hopes of advancing to the semi-finals of the ICC World T20 hangs very much on how they play against Pakistan at Eden Gardens today, former India skipper Sourav Ganguly has said that the conditions will favour Mahendra Singh Dhoni & Co.
CAB president and former India skipper Sourav Ganguly (left) and Virat Kohli share a light moment during the team's practice session in Kolkata. Pic/PTI
Ganguly, who is also the president of Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB), predicted the ball would not turn as much as it did in Nagpur during India's opening match which the hosts lost by 47 runs against New Zealand.
"The ball will not turn like Nagpur. It's a good T20 wicket. It will suit India. If the ball doesn't turn more, it is always an advantage for India. I think India will turn things around at Eden. They should beat Pakistan," Ganguly said yesterday.
'India can outsmart Pak'
Pakistan, however, started off with a bang with a convincing victory over Bangladesh. "Yes, Pakistan is on a roll. For India, it is a do-or-die game. This team has the strength to play good cricket and outsmart Pakistan.
"India's batting is splendid. The match in Nagpur was just an off-day. They have played some good cricket overall for quite some time now. I am sure they will do it here as well," said Ganguly, who spent some time with the Indian team while they inspected the wicket.