India’s game against Canada abandoned without a ball bowled | ICC Men’s T20 World Cup, 2024

The match was meaningless in the bigger picture anyway as India and USA were the two sides to qualify for the group

India sealed their qualification for the Super 8s on Wednesday (June 12) with a hard-fought win over the United States of America. The match against Canada was just a chance for the Men in Blue to test their strength ahead of the Super 8 matches starting on June 20 (Thursday).

However, due to a wet outfield caused by overnight rains in Florida, India’s final group stage match was abandoned without a ball being bowled. It is the second successive match at the venue to fail after the USA vs Ireland match which sealed the home side’s place in the knockout stages. It is also only the second match in India’s T20 World Cup history to be abandoned, following their first-ever T20WC match against Scotland in 2007.

The Men in Blue have been drawn into the same group as Afghanistan and Australia (now confirmed), with the third team being a battle between Bangladesh and the Netherlands, who are vying for a place to finish second in Group D. Currently Bangladesh are the hot favorites to qualify for the next leg after winning the previous encounter against the Dutch team on Thursday (June 13).

Meanwhile, England’s match against Namibia is likely to be a big one considering what’s at stake for the Three Lions, who lost points in their opening two group stage games against Scotland and Australia. However, they made a quick comeback with a breezy victory over Oman, putting qualifying back in their hands.

If the Three Lions fail to cross the line over Namibia, Scotland will remain heavy favorites to progress from B after Australia already sealed qualification with three wins from their three clashes.

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