India will face the United States in their third ICC T20 Men’s Cricket World Cup 2024 match in New York. Both teams have shown strong form early in the tournament, setting the stage for an exciting clash at Nassau County International Cricket Stadium. 

India’s thrilling comeback victory against Pakistan cemented their status as favourites, while the USA Team have surprised many with their rapid rise, including a historic win over Pakistan.

India, often the dominant force in international cricket, had a nail-biting encounter with Pakistan. The match saw India pulling off a stunning six-run victory despite being on the back foot for much of the game. With this win, India moved to the top of the Group A table, only marginally ahead of the USA on net run rate.

The USA Team, co-hosting the tournament with the West Indies, have been the surprise package. They stunned Pakistan in a Super Over and defeated Canada convincingly. This unbeaten streak has boosted their confidence as they prepare to face India. The New York City clash on June 12 promises to be a battle to watch.

Probable Playing XI


– Rohit Sharma (c)

– Virat Kohli

– Suryakumar Yadav

– Rishabh Pant (wk)

– Hardik Pandya

– Shivam Dube

– Axar Patel

– Ravindra Jadeja

– Kuldeep Yadav

– Jasprit Bumrah

– Mohammed Siraj

United States:

– Steven Taylor

– Monank Patel (c, wk)

– Andries Gous

– Aaron Jones

– Nitish Kumar

– Corey Anderson

– Harmeet Singh

– Shadley van Schalkwyk

– Jasdeep Singh

– Ali Khan

– Saurabh Netravalkar

Key Players


Hardik Pandya has been pivotal for India with his all-round capabilities. Although his batting hasn’t been called upon heavily yet, his bowling has been instrumental. He took three crucial wickets in the opener against Ireland and followed it up with two more against Pakistan. His ability to change the game with both bat and ball makes him a vital asset for the team.

United States:

Saurabh Netravalkar’s performance against Pakistan has made him a household name. His exceptional bowling in the Super Over, where he defended a modest total, was a testament to his skill and nerve under pressure. Netravalkar, who balances his cricket career with a tech job, also showcased his talent by taking two significant wickets in the match, including Mohammad Rizwan.

Match Prediction

India enters this match as the clear favourite, boasting one of the strongest squads in the ICC T20 World Cup. Their experience and depth make them formidable opponents. However, the USA’s recent performances suggest they are no pushovers. Their historic win against Pakistan highlighted their capability to compete at the highest level, especially when playing on home turf.

India’s batting lineup, featuring stalwarts like Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli, combined with a potent bowling attack led by Jasprit Bumrah, gives them a considerable edge. Despite Rohit’s recent struggles with the bat, his leadership and experience are invaluable. Virat Kohli, opening the batting, can turn any game on its head.

On the other hand, the USA will rely heavily on Aaron Jones for quick runs and Saurabh Netravalkar to deliver with the ball. Their squad has shown determination and a fighting spirit, which will be crucial in challenging India.

While the USA has the home advantage and the momentum of two consecutive wins, India’s depth and experience should see them through. If India can replicate their form and composure from the Pakistan game, they will likely extend their unbeaten run in the tournament.

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