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5 matches in 9 days! Gruelling schedule ahead for Rohit Sharma & Co if India enter T20 WC final

5 matches in 9 days! Gruelling schedule ahead for Rohit Sharma & Co if India enter T20 WC final

India is all set to play 3 matches in 96 hours before semi-finals.

The stakes are high and the pressure is on for Team India as they navigate the gruelling Super 8 stage of the T20 World Cup 2024. After emerging victorious from Group A, India now faces a tightly packed schedule with potentially five matches in just nine days.

T20 World Cup Super 8 get underway

The Super 8 stage kicked off on June 19th, with emotions set to run high on June 24 when India rematches Australia in a rematch of the 2023 World Cup Final.

India secured their spot in the Super 8s by topping Group A, winning three out of four matches.

This means, India will play 3 matches in 96 hours before semi-finals. And if Rohit Sharma & Co qualifies for the semis and final, this will mean that India will have to play 5 matches in just 9 days.

India packed Super 8 schedule

All of India’s Super 8 games are being played in the Caribbean. They kicked off their campaign with a convincing 47-run win over Afghanistan on June 20.

With little time to rest, they face Bangladesh on June 22, followed by a crucial clash against Australia on June 24 which could decide the semi-final fixtures.

Tight race for T20 WC Semi-finals and Final

India’s strong start, coupled with a potential win against Bangladesh, could solidify their place in the knockout stages(semi-finals). The final match against Australia would then become a battle for group supremacy. However, a loss in their next two matches could see them eliminated.

Potential Semi-Finals scenario

If India qualifies for the semi-finals, they will play their match on June 27th in Guyana.

The semi-final pairings will be determined by the final standings in the Super 8s, with the winner of Group A facing the runner-up of Group B, and vice versa. The ultimate goal, of course, is to reach the finals on June 29th.

Can India overcome the challenge?

The demanding schedule presents a significant challenge for Rohit Sharma and his men. Their physical and mental resilience will be tested as they navigate this high-pressure environment. Only time will tell if India can overcome the grueling schedule and emerge victorious in this year’s T20 World Cup.

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India Super 8 schedule

June 20: India vs Afghanistan, Kensington Oval, Barbados (India won)

June 22: India vs Bangladesh/Netherlands, Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, Antigua [8:00 PM IST]

June 24: India vs Australia, Daren Sammy Cricket Ground, St. Lucia [8:00 PM IST]

  • Semi-final 1: Winner of Group A vs Runners-up of Group B
  • Semi-final 2: Winner of Group B vs Runners-up of Group A (June 27)
  • Final: June 29.

NOTE: If India qualify for the semi-final, they will be playing in the second semi-final in Guyana on June 27. 

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