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CupT20 World Cup 2024: All teams from Group A squads, key players, and schedules: The Asian rivals will face competition from co-hosts USA, Canada and Ireland in Group A of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024.

The ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024 is very close as 20 teams are competing for the most prestigious title in T20I cricket. In Group A, a pair of neighbors – India and Pakistan as well as the United States and Canada – will be joined by Ireland.

Let’s take a deeper look at what Group A can offer in the upcoming tournament:

T20 World Cup 2024: India Team

India is entering the T20 World Cup with a keen desire to break their streak of near misses at world events, having come very close in recent tournaments and stumbling at the final hurdle.

With a strong squad at full strength, India are now set to reclaim the elusive title which they last won in the inaugural edition in 2007.

Under the experienced leadership of Rohit Sharma, who began his second stint as captain in the T20 World Cup, the team has a brilliant top-order line-up with the likes of Yashasvi Jaiswal, Virat Kohli and Suryakumar Yadav.

Rishabh Pant and Sanju Samson are in great form at the moment, making it a pleasant dilemma for Rohit and the team management to select a wicketkeeper for the World Cup campaign.

India’s all-round strength has been further strengthened by players like Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel and Shivam Dubey, giving the team depth and versatility. The bowling department has great talent, including Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav and others, ensuring a good line-up.

India will face Ireland in the tournament opener on June 5, after which all attention will now shift to the historic match against Pakistan on June 9 in New York.

India Squads for T20 World Cup 2024:


Rohit Sharma (c), Hardik Pandya, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant, Sanju Samson, Shivam Dube, Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Arshdeep Singh, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj

Jasprit Bumrah is the Key player of Team India –

India will be boosted by the return of Jasprit Bumrah, who was ruled out of the previous edition of the T20 World Cup in 2022 due to injury.

Since his return, Bumrah has confirmed his indispensable role in the team by showcasing his potential by taking 20 wickets in 11 matches during the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 held at home.

His T20 form has also been sensational, taking 20 wickets in 13 matches for Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League, despite the team struggling in the tournament.

There are no limits to Bumrah’s skills, and his ability to vary his deliveries will prove vital in the unique conditions of the United States and the Windies, where India play their group stage matches.


MatchDateLocationTime (Local)
India vs IrelandWednesday, 5 June 2024New York10:30 AM
India vs PakistanSunday, 9 June 2024New York10:30 AM
India vs USAWednesday, 12 June 2024New York10:30 AM

T20 World Cup 2024: Pakistan Team

Pakistan, like its counterpart India, is very close to winning the ICC trophy after reaching the semi-finals and final in the last two editions of the T20 World Cup.

With the disappointment of those missing him out, Babar Azam leads Pakistan in the upcoming tournament with a fervent desire to end their trophy drought.

Babar and Mohammad Rizwan have been the pivot of Pakistan’s batting line-up for years and they will be supported by Saim Ayub, Fakhar Zaman and Iftikhar Ahmed.

With riches in the fast bowling department, Pakistan have several spin-bowling options in the form of Shadab Khan, Imad Wasim and Abrar Ahmed.

Led by Shaheen Afridi, the green team has a commendable pace battery with the presence of Naseem Shah, Haris Rauf, Mohammad Amir and Abbas Afridi.

Pakistan will face co-hosts America in its opening match on June 6 and will face India in the much-awaited match on June 9.

Pakistan Squads for T20 World Cup 2024.

Pakistan Announces Squad for T20I series against Ireland and England, Babar Azam to lead the side, Haris Rauf made comeback

Babar Azam (c), Abrar Ahmed, Azam Khan, Fakhar Zaman, Haris Rauf, Iftikhar Ahmed, Imad Wasim, Mohammad Abbas Afridi, Mohammad Amir, Mohammad Rizwan, Naseem Shah, Saim Ayub, Shadab Khan, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Usman Khan

Babar Azam, Pakistan’s key player

Babar Azam has gone through a tumultuous period in recent months, starting with Pakistan’s disappointing campaign at the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023, where they managed only four wins from nine matches, which led to their early exit from the group stage. Had to go out.

After this he was removed from the post of captain and reinstated and given the responsibility of leading Pakistan in the T20 World Cup under the new leadership.

At the forefront of Pakistan’s batting line-up, Babar has been a consistent force, scoring 3987 runs in 118 matches at an impressive average of 41.10 and a strike rate of 129.91.

He has experience leading Pakistan in ICC events, taking the team to the semi-finals and final in the last two editions under his leadership.

While his strike rate remains under scrutiny, Babar’s unwavering presence at the crease has often laid the foundation for Pakistan’s successes in recent years, highlighting his importance to the team’s fortunes.


MatchDateLocationTime (Local)
Pakistan vs USAThursday, 6 June 2024Texas10:30 AM
Pakistan vs IndiaSunday, 9 June 2024New York10:30 AM
Pakistan vs CanadaTuesday, 11 June 2024New York10:30 AM
Pakistan vs IrelandSunday, 16 June 2024Florida10:30 AM

T20 World Cup 2024: Ireland Team

For the eighth consecutive edition, Ireland have earned their place at this year’s T20 World Cup, a testament to the country’s evolving cricket journey over the past few years.

Ireland will be under new leadership at the tournament, with experienced batsman Paul Stirling taking over the reins from Andrew Balbirnie, who led the team in the previous two editions.

The batting line-up revolves around a dynamic opening pair of the current and former captain, supported by players like Harry Tector, Lorcan Tucker, Ross Adair and Curtis Campher.

In the bowling department, Mark Adair and Josh Little lead the pace attack, accompanied by Graham Hume, Campher, Barry McCarthy and Craig Young. Meanwhile, spin duties have been handed over to the pair of Ben White and Gareth Delany, who offer a balanced and varied bowling arsenal.

Ireland will face a tough challenge in the first match of the tournament against India on June 5. However, a win in this encounter could be a significant morale boost for the team, boosting their aspirations of progressing past the group stage in the T20 World Cup for the first time in their history.

Paul Sterling Ireland Key Players:

A pillar of Ireland’s cricket landscape, Paul Stirling takes up the leadership reins at an ICC event for the first time, marking a significant milestone in his already illustrious career.

Since his T20I debut in 2009, the 33-year-old has been a dynamic player at the top of the order, scoring 3589 runs in 142 matches at an impressive average of 27.60 and a strike rate of 135.43.

Stirling stands as Ireland’s leading run-scorer in T20Is, the only player from his country to surpass the milestone of 3000 runs in the shortest format.

His formidable partnership with Balbirnie was instrumental to Ireland’s success, with Stirling’s explosive batting setting the tone early on. As Ireland’s key player, his performances at the top of the order will play a vital role in the team’s quest for success in the T20 World Cup.

Ireland Squad for T20 World Cup 2024

Paul Stirling (c), Mark Adair, Ross Adair, Andrew Balbirnie, Curtis Campher, Gareth Delany, George Dockrell, Graham Hume, Josh Little, Barry McCarthy, Neil Rock, Harry Tector, Lorcan Tucker, Ben White, Craig Young


MatchDateLocationTime (Local)
Ireland vs IndiaWednesday, 5 June 2024New York10:30 AM
Ireland vs CanadaFriday, 7 June 2024New York10:30 AM
Ireland vs USAFriday, 14 June 2024Florida10:30 AM
Ireland vs PakistanSunday, 16 June 2024Florida10:30 AM

T20 World Cup 2024: USA Team

The United States has embarked on an historic journey as it participates in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup for the first time and has earned its spot as co-hosts of the tournament.

This is their first entry into a major men’s ICC event since 2004 when they competed in the group stages of the Champions Trophy.

Monank Patel will lead the USA in their historic campaign and will be a key part of their batting line-up along with Aaron Jones and Steven Taylor.

The inclusion of former New Zealand international Corey Anderson adds depth and experience to the middle order, further strengthening the USA’s batting capabilities.

The return of Ali Khan will significantly strengthen the United States bowling attack, which will be supported by Saurabh Netravalkar and Milind Kumar.

The United States will begin their T20 World Cup campaign against neighbors Canada on June 1, aiming to set the stage for a successful tournament with a win in the opening match.

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USA Squads for T20 World Cup 2024:

Monank Patel (c), Aaron Jones, Andries Gous, Corey Anderson, Ali Khan, Harmeet Singh, Jessy Singh, Milind Kumar, Nisarg Patel, Nitish Kumar, Noshtush Kenjige, Saurabh Nethralvakar, Shadley Van Schalkwyk, Steven Taylor, Shayan Jahangir.

Ali Khan, USA Key Player:

The US will be pleased with the return of Ali Khan, who missed the recent five-match T20 series against Canada due to injury.

Khan has been a worldwide player in the franchise T20 circuit, playing in the Caribbean Premier League and Pakistan Super League. He burst onto the scene in the USA in late 2015 and shot to fame by taking the wicket of Kumar Sangakkara with the very first ball he bowled for Guyana Amazon Warriors in the CPL in 2016.

Despite an injury-hindered career, Khan has showcased his talent in the limited opportunities he has got in T20Is for the USA, taking nine wickets at an impressive economy rate of 7.69 in just eight matches.

Armed with a lethal yorker, Khan is now getting a golden opportunity to make his mark on the international stage in the T20 World Cup held in his home country, where he can showcase his strength to the world.


MatchDateLocationTime (Local)
USA vs CanadaSaturday, 1 June 2024Dallas7:30 PM
USA vs PakistanThursday, 6 June 2024Texas10:30 AM
USA vs IndiaWednesday, 12 June 2024New York10:30 AM
USA vs IrelandFriday, 14 June 2024Florida10:30 AM

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T20 World Cup 2024: Canada Team

Like the USA, the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024 will be Canada’s first appearance at the showpiece event. However, Canada is no stranger to the big stage, having played in the 50-over World Cup on three consecutive occasions, first in 1979 and then in 2003, 2007 and 2011.

Experienced Saad Bin Zafar will captain a season-laden Canada in the upcoming tournament, which will have only four players under the age of 30.

Uncapped batsman Kanwarpal Tathgur, who has played only six List-A games, was a surprise inclusion in the team. Additionally, the depth of Canada’s squad has been further increased with the return of fast bowler Jeremy Gordon and experienced 39-year-old all-rounder Junaid Siddiqui.

Canada begins its T20 World Cup campaign against co-hosts United States on June 1 in Dallas, the start of their quest for success on the global stage.

Saad Bin Zafar Canada Key Players:

Saad bin Zafar stands as the cornerstone of Canada’s campaign in the upcoming T20 World Cup, with many responsibilities on his shoulders as captain, batsman and bowler.

The country’s second-most T20 caper, Saad brings with him a wealth of experience that will help Canada immensely on the big stage.

Saad, a left-arm spinner, is the leading wicket-taker for Canada in T20Is with 43 wickets. He is also very good with the bat, scoring 272 runs in 19 innings at an average of 22.66 and a strike rate of 133.99.

Canada has had a memorable start to the T20 World Cup and would like Saad Bin Zafar to perform at his best in the upcoming tournament

Canada Squad for T20 World Cup 2024:

Saad Bin Zafar (c), Aaron Johnson, Ravinderpal Singh, Navneet Dhaliwal, Kaleem Sana, Dilon Heyliger, Jeremy Gordon, Nikhil Dutta, Pargat Singh, Nicholas Kirton, Rayyankhan Pathan, Junaid Siddiqui, Dilpreet Bajwa, Shreyas Movva, Rishiv Joshi


MatchDateLocationTime (Local)
Canada vs USASaturday, 1 June 2024Dallas7:30 PM
Canada vs IrelandFriday, 7 June 2024New York10:30 AM
Canada vs PakistanTuesday, 11 June 2024New York10:30 AM
Canada vs IndiaSaturday, 15 June 2024Florida10:30 AM

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