ICC World Cup

The ICC World Cup(T20I) is among the world’s most highly anticipated cricket events. The recent edition took place in 2022, and it has delivered some of the best matches, especially with teams like New Zealand, Australia, and of course, the defending champions: England.

We’re just a few weeks away from the upcoming edition, but we’re sure that fans are eager to see if England can retain their title. We’re sure there are also curious minds wondering if underdog nations can surprise us this year.

The T20 CWC winner odds are already under scrutiny, and rivalries will play a major role in determining the ultimate victor. In this article, we’ll have a look at the World Cup’s biggest rivalries you exactly know why you shouldn’t miss out on their upcoming matches.

Rivalries to Watch Out For

We can’t deny that the ICC World Cup is a stage where scores are settled, and age-old rivalries can get wild.  Whether you’re new to following major cricket tournaments or not, these are the matches you shouldn’t miss out on this year:


England vs. Australia: The Ashes Reignited 

One of cricket’s oldest and most passionate rivalries will inevitably find new flames at the World Cup. The Ashes rivalry transcends Test formats, and with both nations being T20 powerhouses, every clash of these two teams promises to be a thrilling battle.

Australia’s recent resurgence and England’s defending champion status will further fuel this high-stakes contest. They first meet this year on June 8, 2024, at the Kensington Oval in Bridgetown, Barbados.

West Indies vs. Australia:  Caribbean Challenge

The West Indies’ unpredictability makes them a dangerous tournament side. Big hitters like Evin Lewis and Nicholas Pooran could wreak havoc on the Australian bowlers. Their pace attack could trouble Australia’s batting lineup with its raw speed and variation.

The home-field advantage and potential for inspired performances also make the West Indies a team Australia cannot underestimate. It will be interesting to see which of these two would perform better this year.

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India vs. Pakistan: Revenge and Redemption

No rivalry captures the minds of many cricket players quite like India vs. Pakistan. The intensity of these clashes transcends sport. After India’s defeat in the 2022 Super 12 stage, they’ll be eager for revenge on the grandest stage.

Pakistan’s skilled pace attack and the presence of experienced players like Babar Azam could put immense pressure on their arch-rivals. It’s been a while since India has won the World Cup, so surely even the national team itself is hungry to win this year.

Will India Finally Take the Championship this Year?

India has been a consistent contender in the ICC World Cup but has fallen short in recent years. It’s no secret that their passionate fanbase is yearning for a return to glory as their last win was in 2011.

The 2024 tournament offers an opportunity for India to reclaim the championship and solidify their dominance in the T20 format. However, to be successful, India must fine-tune their tactics for T20 cricket. Here’s what could set them apart:

  • Aggressive Batting: India possesses an array of hard-hitting top-order batters like Rohit Sharma and Suryakumar Yadav. Building on their aggressive approach could overwhelm opposing bowlers.
  • Utilizing Spinners: Spin bowlers like Ravichandran Ashwin and Yuzvendra Chahal could be India’s trump card, especially on the slower surfaces expected in the Caribbean.
  • Fielding Excellence: Many have noticed that India’s fielding has improved, but their consistency under pressure will be crucial in knockout matches.

ICC World Cup Schedule and Venues

The countdown is on for the ICC World Cup 2024, and excitement is growing as the schedule and venues are revealed.

This edition marks a historic moment as the tournament expands into the United States for the first time. The opening match kicks off on June 1st, 2024, at Grand Prairie Stadium in Dallas, Texas, featuring a clash between the USA and Canada from Group A.

The Super 8s will then begin on June 20th at the iconic Kensington Oval in Bridgetown, Barbados. The semi-finals will take center stage on June 26th at the Brian Lara Cricket Academy in San Fernando, Trinidad, while the final is scheduled for June 29th at the Kensington Oval.


Everyone’s excited about these iconic rivalries set to ignite on the field. But if there’s a team that many eyes are set on, it’s probably India. Will they finally score a championship this year?

Don’t miss out on the action and stream the matches on platforms like Disney+ Hotstar, ICC.tv, and Sky Sports.

By Devansh Awasthi

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