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The stage is set for the ninth edition of the T20 World Cup 2024, which will commence from June 1 in the USA and West Indies. In the first of its kind, the tournament will see 20 teams fight for the ultimate glory, which will be played till June 29. While co-hosts USA will take on Canada in the tournament opener at the Grand Prairie Stadium in Dallas, the much-awaited clash between India and Pakistan is scheduled for June 9.

India versus Pakistan, which is considered as the mother of all battles, will be played at the Nassau County International Cricket Stadium in New York. The two nations, who do not play bilateral series and only lock horns in Asia Cup or the ICC events, have had India dominate on majority of occasions. Out of the eight games the two Asian heavyweights have played, India has emerged victorious in seven matches while Pakistan have come out victorious on just one occasion.

But in the upcoming tournament, the two nations are placed in the same group and there could be a further chance that they might see each other again in the later stages of the tournament.


Team 1

Team 2

Team 3

Team 4

Team 5

Group A






Group B






Group C

New Zealand

West Indies



Papua New Guinea

Group D

South Africa

Sri Lanka




How can India and Pakistan face-off twice in T20 World Cup 2024?

If India and Pakistan both qualify for the Super 8s, there is a chance of the teams clashing again in the T20 World Cup 2024 semifinals. However, the two cricketing rivals are initially placed in the same group, that is Group A, and if they progress further, they will be clubbed in two different groups.

The winner of Group A will be clubbed with winner of Group C and the runners-up of Group B and D. Furthermore, the runners-up of Group A and C will be joined by the winners of Group B and D. Therefore, if India finishes at the top in Group A, they are likely to be clubbed with Australia, New Zealand and Sri Lanka in Group 1. On the other hand, Pakistan could be joined by England, West Indies and South Africa in Group 2.

The top two teams from Group 1 and Group 2 will qualify for the semifinals. The winner of Group 1 will play the runner-up of Group 2, while the winner of Group 2 will take on the runner-up of Group 1. If India and Pakistan finish in the top-two in their respective groups, they are likely to take on each-other in the semifinals.

The two semifinals are scheduled to played on June 27 (IST) and June 27 (IST). While the first semifinal is scheduled to take place at the Brian Lara Stadium in Trinidad at 6:00 am IST, the second semifinal is scheduled for June 27 at 8:00 pm IST at the Providence Stadium in Guyana.