IND vs BAN Warm-up Match: Team India's first test in America today, how will be the weather and pitch?


Although all the players of Team India have played in IPL 2024 for different franchises in the last few days, as a team they have not played any T20 match since January. In such a situation, this practice match against Bangladesh is a good opportunity for Team India to prepare.

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The entire Indian team has finally reached America for the T20 World Cup 2024. With Virat Kohli landing in New York on Friday, May 31, the Indian team's squad was also completed. The rest of the players had already reached before Virat Kohli and they have prepared themselves for the tournament by sweating it out in the nets for 3 days. Now the first test of that preparation is to happen when the Indian team takes on Bangladesh in its only practice match. Today i.e. on Saturday, June 1, India and Bangladesh will clash at the Naso County Cricket Stadium in New York.

Why is this practice match important?

In this World Cup, the Indian team will play its first match against Ireland on June 5. After that, it will also face Pakistan and America. All these three matches will be played in the temporary cricket stadium built in Naso County. Drop-in pitches have been used in this stadium. In such a situation, this practice match is very important for Team India so that it can know the behavior of the pitch. By the way, it is expected that there will be a good bounce in the pitch but it will also be better for batting.

Although Team India has not played any T20 match since January, but all the Indian players were recently busy in IPL 2024 with different teams. In such a situation, all the players are currently immersed in the tune of T20 cricket, which can benefit them. All eyes will be on what kind of playing eleven Team India will take on the field. Especially it has to be seen whether Virat Kohli will play in this match or not because he has reached New York a day earlier and has not been able to participate in the practice session. Apart from Team India, this match is also very important for Bangladesh as it had to face a 1-2 defeat in the 3-match series at the hands of America in the last 10 days.

Will the weather spoil the game?

Now a big question- how will the weather be in New York? Team India has faced rain once or twice since it reached New York. In such a situation, fans will keep an eye on the weather for this match as well. The relief here is that the weather in New York is expected to be completely clear. This match will start at 10.30 am according to New York time and at that time the sky will be sunny, due to which the match is expected to start and end on time.