Thursday, June 13

T20 World Cup 2024: Everything you need to know

The T20 World Cup 2024 is set to commence, hosted jointly by the USA and the West Indies. This is the first time it will be held in the USA!

The T20 World Cup 2024 is set to commence, hosted jointly by the USA and the West Indies. This marks the first time the World Cup will be held in the USA, introducing new challenges due to the unfamiliar conditions; very few bilateral series have been played there previously.

ICC T20 World Cup 2024 Basic Overview

Host Nations: USA and West Indies
The tournament brings fresh challenges with teams playing in the USA for the first time under conditions they are largely unfamiliar with.

Teams Competing:

A total of 20 teams are divided into four pools of five teams each:

  • Pool A: India, Pakistan, Ireland, Canada, USA
  • Pool B: England, Australia, Namibia, Scotland, Oman
  • Pool C: New Zealand, West Indies, Afghanistan, Papua New Guinea, Uganda
  • Pool D: Sri Lanka, South Africa, Bangladesh, Netherlands, Nepal

The top two teams from each pool will advance to the Super 8s.

World Cup Venues:

The tournament will be held across nine stadiums in the West Indies and the USA. Of all the matches, 16 will take place in the USA across three cities—Lauderhill, Dallas, and New York—while the remaining 41 matches will occur in six cities across the West Indies. The semi-finals are scheduled for Trinidad and Guyana, with the finals in Barbados.

Key Stadiums:

Grand Prairie Cricket Stadium, Texas

Grand Prairie Cricket Stadium in Texas
Capacity: 7,000
Features: New venue, batting-friendly pitch expected.
Credit: Fox News

Nassau County International Cricket Stadium, New York

A Render of the Nassau Cricket Stadium in New York
Capacity: 34,000
Features: Newly constructed, likely batting-friendly pitch based on Adelaide soil.
Credit: Olympics

Central Broward Regional Park Stadium Turf Ground, Lauderhill, Florida

The Lauderhill, Florida Cricket stadium
Capacity: 20,000
Features: Known for its batting-friendly pitch; hosted international matches including India vs. West Indies in 2019.
Credit: IndiaWest

Providence Cricket Stadium, Guyana

The Providence Cricket Stadium in Guyana
Capacity: 20,000
Features: Less favorable for batting, average T20 score around 150-160.
Credit: National Trust of Guyana

Kensington Oval, Barbados

The Kensington Oval Cricket Ground
Capacity: 28,000
Features: Historically pacy and bouncy pitch.
Credit: OneCricket

Sir Vivian Richards Cricket Stadium, Antigua

The Sir Vivian Richards Cricket Stadium in Antigua
Capacity: 10,000 (expandable)
Features: Slow pitch, difficult for batting, average T20 score 127.
Credit: Cricket West Indies

Brian Lara Cricket Stadium, Trinidad

The Brian Lara Cricket Stadium
Capacity: 15,000
Features: Slow pitch; batting becomes challenging as the game progresses.
Credit: SportsAdda

Arnos Vale Cricket Ground, St Vincent

The Arnos Vale Cricket Ground, St VincentArnos Vale Cricket Ground, St Vincent
Capacity: 18,000
Features: Challenging for batters, average first innings score in T20Is is 144.
Credit: Wikipedia

Daren Sammy National Cricket Stadium, St Lucia

The Daren Sammy National Cricket Stadium, St Lucia
Capacity: 13,000 (expandable to 20,000)
Features: Bowler-friendly, particularly for spin; batsmen should be cautious early.
Credit: ESPN Cricinfo

India’s Campaign at the T20 World Cup:

Key Matches:

  • India vs Ireland
    Date: 5 June, 2024
    Venue: Nassau Cricket Stadium, New York

  • India vs Pakistan
    Date: 9 June, 2024
    Venue: Nassau Cricket Stadium, New York

  • India vs USA
    Date: 12 June, 2024
    Venue: Nassau Cricket Stadium, New York

  • India vs Canada
    Date: 15 June, 2024
    Venue: Central Broward Regional Park Stadium Turf Ground, Lauderhill, Florida

Predicted India Squad:


Batters: Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Sanju Samson, Rinku Singh
Bowlers: Jasprit Bumrah, Arshdeep Singh, Mohammad Siraj, Kuldeep Yadav
All-rounders: Shivam Dube, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja
Wicket Keepers: Rishabh Pant, KL Rahul

Predicted Playing XI:


Rohit Sharma (C), Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Shivam Dube, Rishabh Pant (WK), Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Arshdeep Singh, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammad Siraj.

This comprehensive overview sets the stage for what promises to be an exciting and unpredictable T20 World Cup in 2024, with fresh challenges and opportunities for all teams involved.


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