IND vs BAN: Sourav Ganguly predicts the winner of ICC T20 World Cup 2024

Published - 01 Jun 2024, 11:58 AM | Updated - 01 Jun 2024, 12:06 PM

Sourav Ganguly and India
Sourav Ganguly and India (Image Credits: Twitter)

Former Indian skipper Sourav Ganguly shared his thoughts on the Rohit Sharma-led team securing the trophy in the upcoming T20 World Cup 2024 in the West Indies and the USA. Sourav Ganguly highlighted the players' performances in the IPL 2024, which will benefit Team India in the ICC tournament.

The Indian cricket team clinched the T20 World Cup trophy in the inaugural edition in 2007 in South Africa. The Men in Blue defeated Pakistan in the summit clash to secure the title. The team reached the final match in the 2014 edition but suffered a six-wicket loss against the Sri Lanka cricket team in Dhaka.

The Team Has A Number Of Quality Players - Sourav Ganguly

In a conversation with Revsportz, Sourav Ganguly expressed confidence in the Indian team's ability to win the T20 World Cup. Ganguly highlighted that India will start as favorites in the upcoming tournament, considering the team's quality and the favorable conditions in New York.

"Absolutely, I do. The team has a number of quality players and are going into the tournament on the back of some serious T20 cricket in the form of the IPL. That should help them in New York. What will also go in their favor are the bigger grounds, and it will help our spinners, for example. In a World Cup, you can never rule out India just because of the simple reason there is a lot of quality in the team," Ganguly told Revsportz.

Rohit Sharma led the Indian team in the last edition of the T20 World Cup in Australia. The Men in Blue reached the semifinals but failed to advance to the final match. The Indian team suffered a 10-wicket loss to eventual champions England in the semifinal match in Adelaide.

The Rohit Sharma-led Team To Kick Off World Campaign On June 5

A total of 20 teams will compete for the much-awaited trophy in the tournament from June 1 to June 29. They are divided into four groups of five each. The top two teams from each group will advance to the Super 8. The top two nations from each group in the Super 8s will reach the semifinals of the World Cup.

India is placed in Group A alongside Pakistan, Ireland, Canada, and the USA. The Rohit Sharma-led team will commence their T20 World Cup campaign against Ireland in New York on June 5. The Men in Blue will face arch-rivals Pakistan in a highly anticipated encounter at the same venue in New York on June 9.

Group B includes England, Australia, Namibia, Scotland, and Oman. The West Indies are placed in Group C alongside New Zealand, Afghanistan, Uganda, and Papua New Guinea. Group D consists of South Africa, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, the Netherlands, and Nepal.

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