India Playing 11 vs USA- ICC T20 World Cup 2024, Match 25

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India takes on the USA in match 25 of the T20 World Cup 2024 in New York on June 12, Wednesday. This is India’s third straight game in New York. This is also their first-ever international T20I match against the USA. 

After back-to-back wins against Ireland and Pakistan, India would like to confirm their Super 8 spot with a win over the USA. The minnows have certainly made a statement with a win over Pakistan and are now setting their sights on India.

India defended 120 which is the lowest total they have successfully defended in men’s T20Is. The win took them to the top of the points table in Group A.

Rohit Sharma is very keen to win this T20 World Cup after the heartbreaking loss in the final. He went in with a good combination of all-rounders along with batters and had the batting depth till eight. In this match too they might end up with the same combination. 

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The reason India might like to stack up their batting lineup is because the pitch at the New York stadium has shown consistent variable bounce. The batters might knick one of two and in case India loses wickets early, they want to have the cushion of their batting depth to score at least 160.

The average first innings score at this venue has not even been 150 so far in this tournament and the likes of Rohit and Virat will lie to get some runs.

India Playing 11 vs USA- ICC T20 World Cup 2024, Match 25

Rohit Sharma (C)

Rohit will open the batting for India. He has been India’s trusted opener for over a decade in white-ball formats. He scored an unbeaten half-century against Ireland. Against Pakistan, he scored 12.

Virat Kohli 

There has been a lot of talk of Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma opening the batting and it did finally happen in this tournament. He has had two low-scoring knocks so far and he scored just 4 against Pakistan.

Rishabh Pant (WK)

Pant will bat at three. He was chosen ahead of Sanju Samson as the wicketkeeper-batter and he started with a fifty-plus score in the warm-up against Bangladesh and then a 36* against Ireland. He scored a crucial 42 against Pakistan that took Idnia’s total to 119.

Suryakumar Yadav 

SKY will slot in at four. He is the number one ranked T20I batter and is playing his third T20 World Cup already. SKY will be crucial at four. He is amongst the top run-getters in T20I cricket for India but scored just seven against Pakistan.

Hardik Pandya 

Pandy can slot in at five. He is bowling as well now which is giving India the right balance in this World Cup. He is one of the likely three all-rounders in the XI. 

Shivam Dube 

Dube will slot in at six. He is being seen as a finisher for India. He has been performing the same role for CSK and is included on the back of his six-hitting ability. He was out for a duck against Pakistan

Ravindra Jadeja 

Jadeja will slot in at seven and will be the third all-rounder in the XI. He is also well known for playing important cameos for India. He is always good with the ball. Unfortunately, he too was out for a duck against Pakistan.

Axar Patel 

Patel will slot in at eight and is another all-rounder in the side. He and Jadeja will be the two spinners in the side. Axar Patel can be equally good with bat and ball. He scored 20 with the bat and took the key wicket of Usman Khan with the ball.

Jasprit Bumrah 

Bumrah will lead the atatck. He had a good IPL season for Mumbai Indians with 20 wickets and has started the World Cup on a good note as well. He had a good game against Pakistan where he was the Man of the Match taking 3/14.

Mohammed Siraj 

Siraj will be the second seamer in the XI. He did not have a good IPL season but has performed reasonably well for India with the ball. He bowled a spell of none for 19 against Pakistan.

Arshdeep Singh 

Arshdeep concludes the likely playing XI for India. His left-arm option gives the bowling attack the much-needed variation. He also gets the new ball to seam and swing. He took the wicket of Imad Wasim in the match against Pakistan.

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