Will the T20 WC be broken in 2024? The myth related to Team India and the World Cup in India?

Ronit Kawale
Ronit Kawale - Senior Editor
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New Delhi. The stage is set for the ICC T20 World Cup 2024. The opening match of the T20 World Cup, to be jointly hosted by West Indies and America, will be played between America and Canada in Dallas on June 1. Under the captaincy of Rohit, Team India Sharma has to play its first match against Ireland on June 5, but not only India, fans all over the world are waiting for June 9 when the teams of arch rivals India and Pakistan will face each other. The excitement about this 'high voltage' match will be at its peak.

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In the tournament, the Indian team has been placed in Group 'A' along with Pakistan, Ireland, Canada and America and it has to play all its group stage matches in America. The top two teams from all four groups will make it to the Super 8, with all matches to be played in the West Indies. The top 4 teams from the Super 8 matches will advance to the semi-finals. Two teams will reach the final from the semi-finals and the winner will be decided from the final. The final will be played in Bridgetown on 29 June. This time the host of the World Cup is West Indies. There is a myth associated with Team India regarding making the Caribbean island the venue of the event, which is increasing the concern of Indian fans.

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Team India's performance in the two World Cups held in West Indies was poor both times.
In fact, West Indies has become the host of the World Cup twice so far (ODI World Cup in 2007 and T20 World Cup in 2010) and Team India's performance both times has been very poor. In the ODI World Cup 2007, the team had to be eliminated in the group stage itself, while in the Super 8 stage of the 2010 T20 World Cup, its campaign ended with defeats against Australia, West Indies and Sri Lanka. The weak performance of the Indian team in both the World Cups held in the West Indies is giving rise to apprehensions in the minds of the fans. Some cricket lovers are considering the World Cup in the Caribbean Islands as 'inauspicious' for the Indian team. However, there are many fans who hope that the Rohit Sharma brigade will end this myth forever by becoming champions in the T20 World Cup 2024.

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A look at Team India's campaign in both the World Cups held in West Indies so far…

ICC World Cup (ODI) 2007: In this World Cup held in West Indies, the Australian team became the champion by defeating Sri Lanka. The Indian team had lost two out of three matches of its group and the team had to exit the tournament with embarrassment.

India vs Bangladesh: Despite Sourav Ganguly's 66 runs, all the other star batsmen of India failed. Team India was all out for 191 runs in 49.3 overs. In reply, Bangladesh achieved the target by losing 5 wickets with the help of Tamim Iqbal's 51 runs, Mushfiqur Rahim's unbeaten 56 runs and Shakib Al Hasan's 53 runs.

India vs Bermuda: Team India, batting first, made a 'huge' score of 413 runs by losing 5 wickets in 50 overs with the help of Virender Sehwag's 114 runs, Sourav Ganguly's 89 runs and Yuvraj's 83 runs. In reply, Ninevely Bermuda was out for 156 runs. The Indian team won this match by 257 runs.

India vs Sri Lanka: To make it to the Super 8, the Indian team had to beat Sri Lanka in their third match at any cost but that did not happen. Batting first, Sri Lanka scored 254 runs for 6 wickets in 50 overs with the help of half centuries from Upul Tharanga (64) and Chamara Silva (59). In reply, except captain Rahul Dravid (60) and Virender Sehwag (48), all other batsmen failed and the Indian team was all out for 185 runs in 43.3 overs. The Indian team lost this match by 69 runs.

Team India's campaign ended in the group stage with only one win from three matches.

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ICC T20 World Cup 2010: Team eliminated in Super 8
In this T20 World Cup held in West Indies, the Indian team made it to the Super 8 by defeating South Africa and Afghanistan but was eliminated after losing all three matches of the Super 8. England became champion by defeating Australia in the final.

India vs Afghanistan: In this match held at Grass Islet, the Afghan team could score only 115 runs after losing 8 wickets in 20 overs. The Indian team had achieved the target by losing three wickets. Ashish Nehra (3 wickets) with the ball and Murali Vijay (48 runs) with the bat had performed brilliantly.

India vs South Africa: In this match held at Grass Island, the Indian team scored 186 runs for 5 wickets in 20 overs with the help of Suresh Raina's century (101 runs). In reply, despite Jacques Kallis's 73 runs, South Africa could score only 172 runs losing 5 wickets in 20 overs and lost the match by 15 runs.

Super 8 Stage: India vs Australia – With the help of Shane Watson's 54 runs and David Warner's 72 runs, Australia scored 184 runs for 5 wickets in 20 overs. In reply, despite Rohit Sharma's unbeaten 79 runs, the Indian team was out after scoring 135 runs and lost the match by 49 runs.

India vs Indies: West Indies, batting first, scored 169 runs for the loss of 6 wickets in 20 overs with the help of Chris Gayle's 98 runs. Despite Suresh Raina's 32 runs and MS Dhoni's 29 runs, the Indian team could only score 155 runs for the loss of 9 wickets in 20 overs and lost the match by 14 runs.

India vs Sri Lanka: Batting first, the Indian team scored 163 runs at the loss of 5 wickets in 20 overs with the help of Suresh Raina's 63 runs and Gautam Gambhir's 41 runs. Sri Lanka had achieved the target by losing 5 wickets with the help of 46-46 runs from captain Kumar Sangakkara and Angelo Mathews.

With this defeat from Sri Lanka, the Indian team's campaign in Super 8 had ended. The World Cup is being organized again in West Indies. Team India has bitter memories of playing the World Cup in the Caribbean Islands, but it will have to forget them and enter the field with positive thinking. It is expected that by becoming champions in the T20 World Cup 2024, the Rohit Sharma brigade will be successful in bringing a smile on the faces of the fans saddened by the defeat in the final of the World Cup 2023.

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