Updated January 1st, 2024 at 22:04 IST
Top challenging tasks at hand for Rohit Sharma-led Team India in 2024
One of the most challenging tasks at hand for Rohit Sharma-led India this year will be the T20 World Cup 2024 in the West Indies and USA.
The Indian men's cricket team, under the astute leadership of Rohit Sharma, is set to face a series of formidable challenges in the cricketing arena throughout 2024. As the cricket calendar unfolds, here's a closer look at some of the most demanding tasks that await the Men in Blue this year.
3 things you need to know
- India will play over 20 international games in 2024 excluding the T20 World Cup matches
- India have not won an ICC title since 2013 and will look to end the drought
- One of the most challenging tasks at hand for India in 2024 is their series against Australia
India vs England (5 Tests - Home) - January-February
India will square off against England in a marathon five-match Test series on home soil. Facing a skilled and determined English side, Rohit Sharma's men will need to showcase resilience, adaptability, and strategic prowess to emerge victorious in the contest.
T20 World Cup (West Indies and USA) - June
Midway through the year, all eyes will be on the Indian team as they gear up for the T20 World Cup, set to unfold in the West Indies and the USA. The unpredictable nature of T20 cricket, coupled with the pressure of a global stage, poses a unique challenge as India looks to end their ICC trophy-winning drought.
India vs New Zealand (3 Tests - Home) - October-November
India will face another stern challenge in the form of a three-match Test series against New Zealand on home turf. The Kiwis have proven to be formidable opponents in recent years, especially against India. The series is part of the World Test Championship 2023-25 cycle.
India vs Australia (5 Tests - Away) - December-January
The year will conclude with the most arduous task for Rohit Sharma's team – a five-Test series against Australia on their home turf. The historic rivalry between these cricketing powerhouses adds an extra layer of intensity to the challenge. The series will end in January 2025 and will probably act as a decider for the WTC final.
Published January 1st, 2024 at 22:04 IST