8 Jun 2024

T-20 World Cup 2024: India's Concerns Grow; Will Rohit Sharma Miss Pakistan Clash?

New York: During a practice session at Kentige Park on Thursday, Rohit Sharma was struck on his left hand by a ball. He had previously sustained an injury to his arm during a match against Ireland, forcing him to leave the game early. Despite these setbacks, Rohit returned to practice on both Friday and Saturday, appearing fully fit. 

The Indian team is preparing for their crucial match against Pakistan. On Thursday, Rohit was again hit on his left hand during practice, prompting an examination by the physio. Nonetheless, he continued practicing before eventually heading back to the dressing room.

Meanwhile, India has won its opening match against Ireland by 8 wickets. On the other hand, Pakistan went down to USA in a major upset.


India vs Pakistan match on Sunday

The India vs Pakistan match of the T20 World Cup 2024 will begin at 8:00 PM IST and 10:30 AM local time on June 9, Sunday. The India vs Pakistan T20 World Cup 2024 match will be played at the Nassau County International Cricket Stadium in New York.

Nuwan's Delivery Struck Rohit's gloves

Sri Lankan throwdown specialist Nuwan Thushara was delivering the ball when one unexpectedly bounced and struck Rohit's glove, causing considerable pain. The physio attended to him, but Rohit resumed practice shortly after. He switched ends and continued batting for a while, which is uncommon in net sessions. After some time, he wrapped up his practice.

Pitch Challenges

The Indian team intentionally chose to practice on pitches with uneven bounce to prepare for similar conditions expected in match against Pakistan. Virat Kohli also faced difficulties handling several deliveries on these challenging practice pitches.

The India vs Pakistan T20 World Cup 2024 match is one clash that cricket fans around the world always focus on. This time at the 2024 T20 World Cup, the match will be held at the Nassau County International Cricket Stadium in New York. However, the venue has been garnering all kinds of negative attention due to the nature of its pitch. The venue has drop-in pitches and from the two matches it has hosted so far (India vs Ireland on Wednesday being one of them) the pitch looked unsettled.

"It's not the best of pitches. T20 cricket as a format is generally tilted in favour of the batters. This one is tilted in favour of the bowlers but not for the right reasons. It is spongy and the odd one bounces over the head. Then it stay low too. This pitch hasn't settled." Dinesh Karthik said.

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