India's Super 8 1st match to take place vs this team in T20 World Cup 2024

Published - 13 Jun 2024, 11:21 AM | Updated - 13 Jun 2024, 11:25 AM

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The Indian team led by Rohit Sharma is all set to face Australia in their Super 8 fixture when the knockout rounds of the ICC T20 World Cup 2024 begin. 

The Men in Blue sealed their spot in the next rounds of the tournament with a win against co-hosts USA yesterday at the Nassau County stadium. Rohit Sharma and Co. will now travel to Florida for their final Group game against Canada on Saturday, June 15th at the Central Broward Regional Park. 

Rohit Sharma's men are currently the only undefeated team in Group A and another win against Canada will see them enter the Super 8s with a 100% win record. This was exactly the case last year in the ICC Cricket World Cup as India featured in the knockouts against New Zealand and Australia after winning 9 out of their 9 league matches. 

Which teams can Rohit Sharma's team India face other than Australia in the Super 8s? 

A lot of the Indian fans were hoping to avoid Australia in the ICC T20 World Cup 2024 but turns out that both of them are certain to lock horns. The Indian team was the A1-seeded team in Group A while Australia was the B2-seeded team in Group B. Therefore, India will take on the 2021 champions on Monday, June 24th at the Darren Sammy Stadium in St. Lucia. 

It seems as if both the teams have made it a habit to play against each other in the business end of ICC tournaments. Last year, the two cricketing giants met in the finals of the World Test Championship and the 50-over Cricket World Cup. On both occasions, Pat Cummins' side had come out on top, first at the Oval and then at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. 

This time around, the two teams are certain to face each other before the semi-finals or the final with the fixture set to take place on June 24th. The Darren Sammy Cricket Ground in St. Lucia will be hosting the match. 

Other than Australia, the Indian team is going to face the C1-seeded team from Group C and the D2-seeded team from Group D. India's match against the C1 team will take place on June 20th whereas the D2 fixture will get underway on the 22nd of June. With the way things have gone in Group C and D, the Indian team's opponents have been decoded.

India will face either West Indies or Afghanistan in their first Super 8 match and then they will go head-to-head against Bangladesh or Netherlands. 

Can India go through to the Super 8 undefeated? 

After beating the USA yesterday, team India now has their focus on beating Canada in their final Group A match on June 15th in Florida. If this happens, then Rohit Sharma's men will get a major boost of confidence heading into the second round of the ICC T20 World Cup 2024 in USA and West Indies.  

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