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United States vs India in T20 World Cup 2024, Preview, Time, Venue, Squads

Scheduled for Wednesday at 7:30 PM PST, this encounter is highly anticipated as both teams look to build on their previous performances

United States vs India in T20 World Cup 2024, Preview, Time, Venue, Squads PHOTO: AFP

India takes on the USA in their third group-stage match of the ICC T20 World Cup 2024 at the Nassau County International Cricket Stadium in New York. Scheduled for Wednesday at 7:30 PM PST, this encounter is highly anticipated as both teams look to build on their previous performances.

Under the leadership of Rohit Sharma, the Indian team aims to secure their third consecutive victory in this World Cup campaign. After a convincing win over Ireland and a hard-fought triumph against arch-rivals Pakistan, India is brimming with confidence. The match against Pakistan was particularly challenging, where the Indian bowlers showcased their resilience, successfully defending a modest total of 119 runs. Jasprit Bumrah emerged as the hero, with an impressive 3/14, leading the bowling attack to seal a crucial win.

India's depth in both batting and bowling has been evident throughout the tournament, with players translating their successful IPL form into international performances. Rohit Sharma and his team are eager to maintain their winning streak, knowing that a strong performance against the USA will reinforce their position as serious contenders for the title. Despite their formidable lineup, India will remain cautious of the threat posed by the USA, especially after their remarkable victory against Pakistan.
  
The USA team has already made headlines with their stunning performance in this tournament. After a dominant win against Canada, they shocked everyone by defeating Pakistan, one of the tournament favorites. This victory has marked them as the giant killers of the tournament, and they are now eyeing an even bigger scalp in the form of the Indian team.

Led by captain Monank Patel, the USA team boasts a balanced squad with key players like Ali Khan and Saurabh Netravalkar excelling in the bowling department. The batting lineup, featuring Andries Gous, Aaron James, and former New Zealand all-rounder Corey Anderson, has shown great potential and determination. The USA's confidence is sky-high as they prepare to face India, hoping to pull off yet another upset in their remarkable World Cup journey.

The weather forecast for the match is favorable, with no rain expected. The temperature is set to hover around 25 degrees Celsius, with partly sunny conditions and humidity at approximately 50%. The pleasant weather will provide ideal conditions for an exciting game of cricket.

The Nassau County International Cricket Stadium has been a topic of discussion throughout the tournament due to its challenging pitch conditions. The pitch has offered uneven bounce and variable pace, making it difficult for batters to score freely. So far, no high-scoring games have been witnessed at this venue. Both teams will need to adapt to these conditions, and the bowlers may have an edge due to the pitch's unpredictable nature.

Squads:
India:
Rohit Sharma (c), Hardik Pandya (vc), Yashasvi Jaiswal, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant (wk), Sanju Samson (wk), Shivam Dube, Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Arshdeep Singh, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohd. Siraj. Reserves: Shubman Gill, Rinku Singh, Khaleel Ahmed and Avesh Khan.

United States: Monank Patel (c), Aaron Jones, Andries Gous, Corey Anderson, Ali Khan, Harmeet Singh, Jessy Singh, Milind Kumar, Nisarg Patel, Nitish Kumar, Noshtush Kenjige, Saurabh Nethralvakar, Shadley Van Schalkwyk, Steven Taylor, Shayan Jahangir. Reserve Players: Gajanand Singh, Juanoy Drysdale, Yasir Mohammad.