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India Men's Cricket in 2024: 3 Big Assignments for India

In 2024, the Indian men's cricket team will face three major assignments that will test their skills and determination. Stay updated with the latest news, fixtures, and results of these matches involving the Indian cricket team.

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By Crickified Mohit
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Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli during ODI World Cup 2023

The year 2024 holds great promise for the Indian men's cricket team as they gear up to take on some major assignments. Led by star batsmen Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli, India aims to continue its dominance across all formats of the game. With a strong performance in 2023, including winning the Asia Cup and finishing as the top-ranked team, the Indian team is all set to carry their attractive brand of cricket into the new year.

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Transition and New Faces

As India heads into 2024, the team is undergoing a transition phase. In Test cricket, the batting order has seen a significant change with the emergence of Shubman Gill and Shreyas Iyer at the crucial positions of No. 3 and No. 4. This shift marks a departure from the traditional approach of relying on Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane. In the ODI format, fresh faces have made their mark during the series against South Africa, signaling the beginning of an exciting journey for a new generation of cricketers.


Top Assignments to Look Forward To

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The Indian team has a packed schedule in 2024, but there are three assignments that stand out as particularly significant. Let's take a closer look at these series and tournaments:


1. Test Series Against England

India's first major challenge of the year comes in the form of a five-match Test series against England. The last time these two teams faced each other in England, the hosts emerged victorious in a high-intensity encounter. This time, India, led by Rohit Sharma, will aim to turn the tables on home soil. The series will not only test the character of both teams but will also serve as a trial by spin for the English side. The schedule for the series is as follows:

 

  Match   Date & Time (IST)   Venue
  1st Test   Jan 25-29, 09:30 AM   Hyderabad
  2nd Test   Feb 2-6, 09:30 AM   Vizag
  3rd Test   Feb 15-19, 09:30 AM   Rajkot
  4th Test   Feb 23-27, 09:30 AM   Ranchi
  5th Test   Mar 7-11, 09:30 AM   Dharamsala

 


2. T20 World Cup 2024

The T20 World Cup 2024, scheduled to be held in the Caribbean Islands and the United States of America in June, poses a challenge for the Indian team. However, there is a lack of clarity regarding the composition of the Indian side for the tournament. With only three more T20Is scheduled before the event, the Indian Premier League (IPL) is expected to play a crucial role in the selection of players. The availability of Rohit Sharma, who has not played a match since the 2022 World Cup semi-final loss, remains uncertain. Hardik Pandya, the current captain, is recovering from an ankle injury and is expected to prove his fitness during the IPL.


3. Border-Gavaskar Trophy 2024/25

India's tour of Australia for a five-match Test series in November 2024 to January 2025 is highly anticipated. In recent years, India has managed to defeat the mighty Aussies in back-to-back Test series. The 2018/19 Border-Gavaskar Trophy was a historic win under the leadership of Virat Kohli, while the 2020/21 series victory with a C-string team further solidified India's dominance. India will strive to maintain their winning streak and secure another series victory Down Under. The return of Rishabh Pant to the side and Rohit Sharma's ambition to win the trophy as a captain away from home adds to the excitement.

The schedule for the Border-Gavaskar Trophy 2024/25 is yet to be announced.


Conclusion

As the Indian men's cricket team enters 2024, they face a year filled with exciting challenges and opportunities. With a blend of experienced players and fresh faces, India aims to continue their dominance in the world of cricket. The Test series against England, the T20 World Cup, and the Border-Gavaskar Trophy will test the team's mettle and provide thrilling moments for cricket enthusiasts around the world. As fans, let's eagerly await these assignments and support our team as they strive for glory on the cricket field.

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