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Win, Lose, or Draw – Blockbuster Match-Ups

Sport, fundamentally, is about competition. For every sporting outfit, the wish to establish superiority between teams is at the very core of the game. Healthy rivalry is what creates the pulsating, angst-inducing excitement cricket fans love.

The ICC Men’s T20 World Cup West Indies & USA 2024 will be the biggest, best, and most “Out of this World” Men’s T20 cricket event ever held. For that reason, the series starts with a bang.

The group stage of competition takes place between 1 and 17 June. Fans will see the world’s best cricket teams bid to be crowned World Champions. The intensity of competition between these giants is as strong as the contingent of fans who travel the world in support of their favourite teams.

If the three major match-ups are not enough to whet your appetite, there’s also the fact that two of the three will take place in the new Nassau County International Cricket Stadium in New York. Let’s take a closer look at the match-ups.

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Group A. India v Pakistan – Sunday 9 June 2024 – New York City

Historically, India and Pakistan have faced each other on many levels. Stemming from their first battle in T20 World Cups that ended in a tie and a bowl-off, this clash will likely feature some of the game’s biggest superstars including Virat Kohli, Shubman Gill, Babar Azam and Shaheen Shah Afridi. Hundreds of millions in both home countries and among their vast diaspora will anxiously anticipate this Group A match. Both countries are equally passionate and the match will be one to mark in the calendar.

Group B. Australia v England – Saturday 8 June 2024 – Barbados

Arguably the most well-known of competitors, the cricketing lore between England and Australia dates back to the 19th century and continues to this day. Since then, matches between these teams have always been highly anticipated and celebrated for their excitement and incredible sportsmanship. These two teams faced off in the final, the last time the Men’s T20 World Cup was held in the Caribbean, will it be the case again? In the stands, expect plenty of traveling fans, with the Barmy Army to have a fun fan face-off of their own and a not-to-be-missed atmosphere to the game

Group C – West Indies v New Zealand – Wednesday 12 June 2024  Trinidad & Tobago

As competitors go, West Indies and New Zealand both have something to prove. The Windies are the joint most successful team in the tournament’s history, and while New Zealand has never had a taste of T20 World Cup silverware, their strong limited-overs squad gives them as good a chance as any in 2024. In this match-up, the full spectacle of carnival cricket will be on display in the land of carnival itself – Trinidad. Caribbean revelers will be out in their numbers united in a mission – to ensure the Black Caps feel the heat of the competition.

To round up the excitement, everyone is looking forward with great anticipation to USA and Canada, who will open the event on Sunday 1 June at the Grand Prairie Cricket Stadium in Dallas, Texas. Traditionally huge competitors in other sports, from baseball to hockey and certainly the Olympics, the two nations will take to the field in what will be a crucial game for each team’s chances of progressing to the Super Eight.

–CWI [https://www.windiescricket.com/news/]

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