Who Will Win Today’s United States vs Canada 1st T20 2024?

USA and Canada will kick off the 2024 T20 World Cup at the Grand Prairie Stadium in Dallas on Saturday evening. This match marks the first time that either team has qualified for a T20 World Cup, and they join Group A alongside India, Pakistan, and Ireland. The match starts at 19:30 local time on June 1st. Here’s a preview of this tournament opener.

USA Team Preview

The USA team is ready to embrace the pressure of hosting the tournament. They demonstrated their capabilities by defeating Bangladesh 2-1 in a recent series. The USA will be confident heading into this first game against Canada.

Canada Team Preview

For Canada, this game represents their best chance to secure a win in the tournament. However, they will need one of their best international performances to overcome the USA, given their recent T20I series loss against them.

Match Details

  • Date: June 1st, 2024
  • Time: 19:30 local time
  • Venue: Grand Prairie Stadium, Dallas

Live Streaming and TV Channels

  • TV Channels: Star Sports, PTV, Ten Sports, Willow TV, ESPN Caribbean, Sky Cricket, Sky Sport NZ, SuperSport
  • Live Streaming: Disney+ Hotstar, Myco, Tamasha, ESPN Play Caribbean, SkyGO, NOW TV, Prime Video, SuperSport

Toss Prediction

Given that eight out of 12 T20 matches at this venue have been won by the team batting first, both skippers are likely to choose to bat first if they win the toss.

Pitch Report

The average T20 score at the Grand Prairie Stadium over the last two years has been over 165. Any total over 170 should be competitive. Expect some assistance for both spinners and pace bowlers.

Weather Report

The forecast for Saturday evening in Dallas is cloudy and humid with a slight chance of rain, but not enough to prevent a full match.

Team News & Playing XI

USA Team News

The USA team is in high spirits after their series win over Bangladesh. They are expected to field the same team that played in the first game against Bangladesh.

Predicted Playing XI:

  • Steven Taylor
  • Monank Patel (c) (wk)
  • Andries Gous
  • Aaron Jones
  • Nitish Kumar
  • Corey Anderson
  • Harmeet Singh
  • Ali Khan
  • Jasdeep Singh
  • Nosthush Kenjige
  • Saurabh Netravalkar

Key Players:

  • Steven Taylor: Left-handed batsman with a top score of 101* in T20Is.
  • Corey Anderson: Middle-order batsman with experience in Major League Cricket and T20 World Cups.
  • Ali Khan: Notable for his 3/25 against Bangladesh.
  • Saurabh Netravalkar: Reliable bowler with best T20I figures of 5/12.

USA Team Form:

  • Recent form: L W W W W

Canada Team News

Canada, captained by Saad Bin Zafar, faces a tough challenge as the lowest-ranked side in the tournament. They will miss the services of all-rounder Harsh Thaker due to injury.

Predicted Playing XI:

  • Aaron Johnson
  • Pargat Singh
  • Nicholas Kirton
  • Dilpreet Bajwa
  • Saad Bin Zafar (c)
  • Shreyas Movva (wk)
  • Nikhil Dutta
  • Kaleem Sana
  • Dilon Heyliger
  • Rishiv Joshi
  • Jeremy Gordon

Key Players:

  • Aaron Johnson: Opener who scored 33 in the last match against the USA.
  • Dilpreet Bajwa: Young all-rounder with an average of 30.66 in T20Is.
  • Saad Bin Zafar: Experienced all-rounder with a good strike rate and 45 T20I wickets.
  • Rishiv Joshi: Effective left-arm medium fast bowler.

Canada Team Form:

  • Recent form: L L A L L

Head to Head

This will be the eighth T20I between USA and Canada, with the USA leading 4-2 overall. Canada has not won any of the last five encounters

Top Batsmen:

  • USA: Corey Anderson, Steven Taylor, Monank Patel
  • Canada: Aaron Johnson, Dilpreet Bajwa, Nicholas Kirton

Top Bowlers:

  • USA: Ali Khan, Saurabh Netravalkar, Harmeet Singh
  • Canada: Saad Bin Zafar, Rishiv Joshi, Dilon Heyliger

Match Prediction

Ranked 18th in the world and with home advantage, USA looks stronger than Canada. We are backing USA to win this opening match of the T20 World Cup.

Final Prediction

USA to beat Canada.

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