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T20 World Cup: New York's Nassau County Witness Cloudy Weather Ahead Of India Ireland's Match

Before India’s first match against Ireland at the ICC T20 World Cup, New York’s Nassau County is witnessing cloudy weather, hinting that rain might interrupt the game. The winner of the 2007 T20 World Cup, India, will begin its World Cup campaign against Ireland in Group-A clash. However, the dark clouds are visible in the […]

Nassau County Region (Cloudy Weather)
Nassau County Region (Cloudy Weather)

Before India’s first match against Ireland at the ICC T20 World Cup, New York’s Nassau County is witnessing cloudy weather, hinting that rain might interrupt the game.

The winner of the 2007 T20 World Cup, India, will begin its World Cup campaign against Ireland in Group-A clash.

However, the dark clouds are visible in the county region of New York, triggering fear of a washout among Team India fans.

As, Yesterday, rain washed out the England-Scotland match in Barbados. Overall, Indian fans hope, that rain might not play the spoilsport against India’s most anticipated match.

Meanwhile, during press conference, Indian team captain Rohit Sharma has recently opened up about his bond with head coach Rahul Dravid on Tuesday.

While talking about his bond, India’s skipper revealed,

‘My equation with Rahul Dravid is very good. He is my first captain. I played under him; He is such a big role model for all of us. I have seen him play when I was just coming into the team. He has shown a lot of determination in his career, taking us out of difficult situations. I try to convince him to continue as a coach. I will not be able to see him go. It has been fruitful working with him, I enjoyed every bit of it.’

Talking about USA’s unfamiliar pitches, Rohit emphasized, the conditions are unfamiliar for many teams and will focus more on what needs to be done, rather on opposition.

‘The conditions are quite unknown for a lot of teams. That is the same for all. You just have to play good cricket. We are not going to look into the opposition that we are playing. The important thing for us is what we are going to do with the bat, ball and field. You do look into their strengths, weakness and team composition, but that is it.’ asserted Rohit Sharma.

Later, speaking about stadium’s slow surface, sharma said,

‘There is uncertainty about the pitches we will play on, the outfield. Maybe the pitch we play on would be a good one. It is about adapting quickly. We know what to do as a batting and bowling group on different surfaces. We will keep an eye on all these aspects and decide what is best combination for us, we have got seamers, spinners etc.’

Ireland’s head coach Heinrich Malan, has recently spoke glowingly about opponent India, saying, ‘Men in Blues’ are an experienced side’

But he has announced, they will find few areas from Indian side, which they will exploit during the upcoming match.

‘We have really had a nice opportunity to prepare and try and control some areas that we feel like we can control and part of that is making sure we do our preparation and our planning. India is an experienced side, which means there’s a lot of dots (to connect) and a lot of information out there. So hopefully we can look to find a couple of areas we can try and exploit’.

In addition, he has declared, they will try to play good cricket consistently this T20 world cup 2024.

Ireland’s T20 Squad 

Paul Stirling(c), Andrew Balbirnie, Lorcan Tucker(w), Harry Tector, Curtis Campher, George Dockrell, Gareth Delany, Ross Adair, Barry McCarthy, Mark Adair, Joshua Little, Craig Young, Benjamin White, Neil Rock, Graham Hume

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