T20WC 2024 | INDvCAN: Let’s beat rain, Canada, and make it 4-0 in the group stage

By Mumbai Indians

We’re out of New York, into the southern coast state of Florida, with the opportunity to bow out of America with a winning streak! 

Team India, ranked first, and Canada, ranked 23rd on the T20I team rankings, have never faced each other in a T20 international. And although this game doesn’t have a lot at stake from an Indian perspective given that the Men in Blue have already qualified for the Super-8s, Canada have already sprung a surprise against Ireland, and we could be in for a fight.

India, on their part, are on a 3-0 winning run at present and come to a familiar ground where they have triumphed in five, and lost in two of the eight visits. The one remaining game was washed out, and given the kind of weather we have around over the last two days in Florida, we could just be in for another. But this being their first-ever T20WC game here, Rohit Sharma and his men will look to play out an entertaining fixture with style, authority, and experience at the highest level.

Canada, meanwhile, is in a do-or-die situation where a defeat could spell the end of their maiden campaign in a T20 World Cup. Skipper Saad Bin Zafar, Nicholas Kirton and bowler Dilon Heyliger will be the players in focus for the Maple Leafers as they venture out to take on the mighty Indian contingent.

What: India vs Canada

When: Saturday, June 15, 2024

Where: Central Broward Regional Park, Lauderhill, Florida

What to look forward to: Rains being a spectator, Rohit Sharma and Arshdeep Singh extending their supremacy at Lauderhill, SKY vs Dilon Heyliger and plenty of Indian support in Blue and Canadian jerseys at Florida.

What you need to do: Keep your rain gear ready, and your anti-rain dances in place to ensure we get some cricket in. Let your electric support infuse confidence in the minds and hearts of the Men in Blue on the field.

India vs Canada: Stat check


Most runs in T20Is

Most wickets in T20Is


Virat Kohli - 4042 Runs

Yuzvendra Chahal - 96 Wickets


Navneet Dhaliwal - 941 Runs

Dilon Heyliger - 44 Wickets


India: Rohit Sharma (captain), Hardik Pandya (vice-captain), Yashasvi Jaiswal, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant, Sanju Samson, Shivam Dube, Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Arshdeep Singh, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohd. Siraj. Reserves: Shubman Gill, Rinku Singh, Khaleel Ahmed, Avesh Khan

Canada: Saad Bin Zafar (c), Aaron Johnson, Ravinderpal Singh, Navneet Dhaliwal, Kaleem Sana, Dilon Heyliger, Jeremy Gordon, Nikhil Dutta, Pargat Singh, Nicholas Kirton, Rayyankhan Pathan, Junaid Siddiqui, Dilpreet Bajwa, Shreyas Movva, Rishiv Joshi. Reserves: Tajinder Singh, Aaditya Varadharajan, Ammar Khalid, Jatinder Matharu, Parveen Kumar