T20 World Cup 2024 3 Big Puzzles India need to solve in the warmup match vs Bangladesh
T20 World Cup 2024 3 Big Puzzles India need to solve in the warmup match vs Bangladesh

Team India are ready for the ICC T20 World Cup 2024. They will be facing Bangladesh in the warmup game on Saturday (June 1) at Nassau County International Cricket Stadium, New York. This will help them to judge the conditions and also find out the right combination for the team going into the tournament. Notably, India will play three of their four matches at the same venue.

India have picked a strong squad, but still, it is a big question as to who should be playing in what position. Star batter Virat Kohli has joined the team but is still doubtful for the practice match. Notably, India are in Group A with Pakistan, the USA, Ireland, and Canada. The Men in Blue will play their first match on June 5 against Ireland. However, the high-voltage IND vs PAK clash will take place on June 9.

T20 World Cup 2024: What will India achieve from their warm-up match against Bangladesh?

Notably, all the Indian players are coming off a 2-month long IPL season where they were involved in high-profile contests. So all the players are mentally prepared. But there are some things that Team India still have to find out ahead of their opening game against Ireland.

Rishabh Pant or Sanju Samson?

The biggest question will be the first-choice wicketkeeper in the team. India have the option of Rishabh Pant or Sanju Samson to choose from. Both did well in the IPL 2024 and showed that they can bat anywhere in the middle order. But only one can play in the playing XI. Hence, this match will help them judge who will be a suitable wicketkeeper for the T20 World Cup 2024.

Best Playing XI

Well, India have picked a number of good players and are looking very solid on paper. But the question is: what should be the suitable playing XI according to the pitches and the right combination? Will India think outside the box and go with Rohit and Virat to open, or will Jaiswal open the innings? Adding to that, what will be India’s middle order and bowling combination? This match can help them get some of their answers ahead of T20 World Cup 2024.

The Spin Pair

India have picked Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, and Yuzi Chahal as spinners. India will go with two spinners, but who will be those? Jadeja and Axar bring the same skillset to the table in all three departments. Then Kuldeep and Chahal are two wrist spinners. So this match will help the team to find out the first-choice spinners in the team.

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