T20 World Cup: USA’s Dream Faces Litmus Test Against India

Harmeet Singh’s teammate for his Mumbai First Class debut was Rohit Sharma. Alongside K.L. Rahul and Mayank Agarwal, Saurabh Netravalkar participated in the 2010 Under-19 Cricket World Cup.

Ambati Rayudu and Nosthush Kenjige were teammates with MI Emirates. Virat Kohli and Milind Kumar used to share the Royal Challengers Bangalore dressing room.

After failing to make it to the pinnacles of Indian cricket, Harmeet, Netravalkar, Kenjige, and Milind emigrated to the United States in search of better opportunities. “This group has the opportunity to redeem themselves, as do a few others in the USA squad.”

On June 12 in New York, USA will play India in a Group-A ICC Men’s T20 World Cup match that must seem like a faraway dream.

USA is dominating, mainly composed of players from West Indian, Pakistani, and Indian ancestry. The team stunned the globe by defeating Pakistan in the Super Over after beginning the campaign with a victory over their neighbor, Canada.

Dream run

USA is now in with a genuine chance of making it to the Super 8, having previously been a rank outsider. There will be a strong sense that another upset—this time against India—is still possible.

The leader, Monank Patel, hails from Anand in Gujarat. Using a sophisticated 38-ball 50, Monank set the stage for the USA against Pakistan. Netravalkar’s pace partner, Ali Khan, who emigrated from Pakistan to the USA about 15 years ago, is a formidable force. An established figure on the team is former New Zealand all-rounder Corey Anderson.

India will be a formidable opponent to the American ideal. India has avoided all possible pitfalls, making them the most impressive team in this event. “The Nassau County International Cricket Stadium pitch test has been passed twice by Rohit Sharma’s team. The outcome has not changed whether I bat first or second. Taking with the exceptional Jasprit Bumrah will require the USA hitters to step up their game significantly.” With his consistent seamers, Hardik Pandya has excelled as a wicket-taking option.

With so many all-rounders at his disposal, Rohit Sharma has an abundance of bowling choices. Rohit, Axar Patel, and Rishabh Pant have all found their form at bat. The administration of the squad is eager to maintain flexibility in the batting order.

Axar Patel was consequently elevated to four against Pakistan, a successful decision.

India will be hoping for some success from Suryakumar Yadav and Virat Kohli. Kohli has failed to decipher the code on this difficult surface, committing errors 1 and 4. Suryakumar’s preference for long shots hasn’t paid off in this situation as he has also produced single-digit scores.

A lesson with Kohli or Suryakumar would be greatly appreciated by the June 12 crowd. Equal acclaim will be given to the underdog host who puts up a fight.


India: Hardik Pandya, Mohd Siraj, Arshdeep Singh, Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal, Axar Patel, Ravindra Jadeja, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant, Sanju Samson, Shivam Dube, and Rohit Sharma (c).

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