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India’s Quest for ICC T20 World Cup Glory Begins: Clash Against Pakistan Tops Exciting Schedule

T20 World Cup 2024 to Set the Stage for Thrilling Cricket Showdowns in West Indies and America

January 04, 2024 : In a much-anticipated cricketing spectacle, the T20 World Cup 2024 is set to kick off, marking a year of high stakes for the cricketing world. After the ODI World Cup in 2023, cricket enthusiasts are now gearing up for an exhilarating T20 experience. Team India, aiming to break a twelve-year ICC trophy drought, eyes the T20 World Cup as a golden opportunity for redemption. The tournament, scheduled for June, will unfold in West Indies and America, promising fans a riveting display of T20 cricket.

Sources reveal that India’s T20 World Cup journey will commence on June 5 with a clash against Ireland in New York. The spotlight intensifies on June 9 when arch-rivals India and Pakistan face off in a highly anticipated encounter. Subsequently, on June 12, Team India will lock horns with the hosts, the USA, in another fixture set in New York. Although the schedule is subject to last-minute changes, the lineup promises an exciting start for India’s campaign.

Schedule of Indian Team in T20 World Cup

  • June 5 – Vs Ireland, New York
  • June 9 – VS Pakistan, New York
  • June 12 – VS America, New York
  • June 15 – VS Canada, Florida
  • June 20 – Vs C-1 (New Zealand) Barbados
  • June 22 – Vs Sri Lanka, Antigua
  • June 24 – Vs Australia, St Lucia
  • June 26 – First semi-final, Guyana
  • June 28 – Second semi-final, Trinidad
  • June 29 – Final, Barbados

As per the T20 World Cup format, the tournament will feature 20 teams, with four groups comprising five teams each. The top two teams from each group will advance to the Super-8 stage, where they will be divided into two groups. The top two teams from these groups will secure a spot in the semi-finals, leading to the ultimate showdown in the final. Unlike the previous edition, this T20 World Cup will skip the qualifying rounds, offering a direct entry to 12 teams.

Twelve teams, including cricket powerhouses India, Australia, England, New Zealand, Pakistan, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, and the Netherlands, have secured direct entry. Hosts West Indies and America also join the fray with automatic qualification. Eight teams, determined through a rigorous qualifying round, complete the roster, featuring teams from Ireland, Scotland, Papua New Guinea, Canada, Nepal, Oman, Namibia, and Uganda. The absence of qualifying rounds intensifies the competition, promising a riveting T20 World Cup experience for fans worldwide.

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