T20 World Cup 2024: USA vs India, 25th Match – Preview

Team India and the host, USA are set to face each other in the 25th ICC T20 World Cup 2024 match. The two unbeaten teams from Group A will lock horns against each other at the Nassau County International Cricket Stadium, New York on 12 June. That means, one of the two teams will face its first defeat in the tournament tomorrow (unless there is a wash-out). Today, we will preview the USA vs India Group stage game in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024. We will see the expected playing XI, pitch report, concerns for both teams, etc.

India and USA are unbeaten in the tournament

Both teams are unbeaten in the tournament so far. Team India won its first two games against Ireland and Pakistan.

On the other hand, the USA won the game against Canada in the tournament opener. Then, they won an epic encounter against a big team like Pakistan in the Super Over. USA controlled their nerves better than Pakistan, and in the Super Over, it was seen in the bowling of Mohammad Amir that Pakistan was panicking.

USA vs India, Group A, Match 25th – ICC T20 World Cup 2024

Now, the two unbeaten teams will face each other in the tournament. It will be the first time these two teams face each other in cricket in any game format. 

Team India will look to finish the New York leg on high

A lot of talk is around the pitch at the Nassau County International Cricket Stadium, New York. Team India has played the first two games at the venue, and it will be their last match here in the ICC T20 World Cup 2024. They will look to finish on a high on this ground. Also, if they win against the USA, they will qualify for the Super 8 stage.

A big day for the USA to play against India

It will be a very big moment for the USA cricket team to play against Team India. The USA is a new cricket-playing nation, who are still finding its feet in international cricket. They are an associate member of the ICC and not a full member. An associate nation playing against a big team, and that too against India is always a big moment. A lot of things to take for the USA in a clash against Team India.

Not just the game, there will be a few emotions associated in the game as a few players in the US squad, like Saurabh Netravalkar, Monank Patel, Harmeet Singh, etc are from India. They were born in the country against which they will be playing tomorrow. So the emotions were also high for some of the players because as many as 5-6 players are Indian-born. They all were the players who tried their luck in cricket in India and also played a decent amount of cricket like U-19 India, domestic cricket, etc in India. 

Concerns for Team India

One of the concerns for Team India is the form of Shivam Dube and Ravindra Jadeja. Both the left-handers are not in good touch off-late. Dube has done well for CSK in IPL 2024, but he looks a bit off-color in the last few games, and now is struggling to find the middle of the bat on tricky surfaces in New York. Jadeja too hasn’t been firing with the bat in T20Is for a while now.

The team would hope that the two batters would find a way out to score some runs. Runs under the belt before Super 8 will give them a huge confidence.

A tough task ahead for the USA

Although the USA has won two games, including a win against Pakistan, facing India is a different challenge altogether. Especially when the Indian pacers are exploiting the New York conditions very well. The USA will have to be at their best to even challenge India.

USA vs India – Pitch Report:-

Nothing new to report. We all know how the pitches in NY are behaving. A hard work for the batters and bowlers enjoying some good time out there. The pitch has some assistance for the pacers at the beginning as far as the movement is concerned. It also has a variable bounce, two-paced, and all the things that will hurt the batters from both sides. A target of 150-160 will be a match-winning total on this wicket.

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USA vs India Expected Playing XI:-

Both teams will not look to change the winning combinations.

India-

 Rohit Sharma (c), Virat Kohli, Rishabh Pant (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Shivam Dube, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj, Arshdeep Singh

USA-

Steven Taylor, Monank Patel (c & wk), Andries Gous, Aaron Jones, Nitish Kumar, Corey Anderson, Harmeet Singh, Jasdeep Singh, Nosthush Kenjige, Saurabh Netravalkar, Ali Khan.

Conclusion

So this is the preview of the upcoming USA vs India game in the ICC T20 World Cup 2024. As we said earlier, it will be a huge task for the USA to beat India. But, at the same time, cricket is a game of uncertainty. The USA would believe that if they can do it against Pakistan, they can also do it against India.

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FAQs:-

(1) What is the current net run rate (NRR) of the USA?

USA, with two wins and an NRR of +0.626 is at No. 2 in the points table in Group A.

(2) Who is at No. 1 in the points table in all the four Groups right now?

India, Scotland, Afghanistan, and South Africa are at No. 1 in the points table in Group A, B, C, and D respectively.

(3) Has any team officially qualified for Super 8 in the ICC T20 World Cup 2024?

Yes. South Africa has officially qualified for the Super 8 stage of the T20 WC 2024.

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