Team India's practice session for T20 World Cup match against Canada canceled due to rain in Florida: report

After defeating Ireland, Pakistan and USA respectively to advance to the Super Eight stage of the 2024 T20 World Cup, India are set to face Canada in their final Group A match at the Central on Saturday Broward Regional Park Stadium Turf Ground in Lauderhill, Florida. However, ahead of India's inconsequential match, the Men on Blue had their training session canceled due to rain in Florida.

Virat Kohli, Jasprit Bumrah and teammates during a practice session ahead of the ICC T20 World Cup match in India (Surjeet Yadav)

THE Rohit Sharma-the led team experienced a series of victories in the T20 World Cup. They beat Ireland last week in their opening match, before surviving a thriller against both Pakistan and the United States to top Group A and become the first team in the group to advance to the Super Eight. After three matches at the controversial Nassau County International Cricket Stadium in New York, which ended in a seven-wicket victory over the co-hosts, India traveled to Florida for their final group match against Canada. However, after a canceled practice session on Friday, as reported News 18their match could also be abandoned with rain and thunderstorms forecast in Florida for the rest of the week.

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Indeed, the last match scheduled in Florida, on June 12 between Nepal and Sri Lanka, took place without a ball being thrown.

The biggest concern of a dud match for India on Saturday will be Kohli's form. Having scored just five runs in three innings, including a golden duck, Kohli would miss a net session or much-needed game time before India heads to the Super Eight on June 20 in Barbados.

How does the Super Eight equation stack up in Group A?

Rain will play a crucial role in flood-hit Florida, with up to four teams looking to qualify for the Group A Super Eight over the next three days. While for the United States a draw against Ireland on Friday would be enough to secure their place in the next round alongside India, Pakistan, currently third in the group, would expect Paul Stirling's men to defeat the tournament co-organizers. T20 World Cup before beating them in the final Group A match on Sunday.

It should be remembered that Ireland also have a chance to go along with India if they beat USA and Pakistan by impressive margins in order to negate the net run rate factor. Meanwhile, Canada would come out on top if Ireland beat the United States and they have a superb match against India on Saturday.

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