Watch: Hardik Pandya, Suryakumar Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah share first impression of New York ahead of T20 World Cup | Cricket News

NEW DELHI: Ravindra Jadeja expressed his excitement about playing cricket in New York for the first time, as Team India prepares for their opening match in the ICC T20 World Cup.
The tournament, set to take place from June 1 to 29 in the West Indies and the USA, will see India face Bangladesh in a warm-up game on June 1 at Nassau County International Cricket Stadium in New York.

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“First time we gonna play cricket in New York, it’s gonna be fun,” Jadeja said in the video.
The BCCI shared a video of the team’s first training session in the US, where strength and conditioning coach Soham Desai mentioned that the players are adjusting to the new time zone and easing into their routines.
“We came in the day before yesterday and we just eased into our routines here, the players are just getting used to the time zone. Today we are having our first ground session,” Soham said.
Jasprit Bumrah, India’s star pacer, commented on the pleasant weather and expressed his anticipation for the upcoming matches, stating, “We have not yet played cricket, came here for a team activity today. Hopefully, it will be good. The weather is really good, so we are looking forward to it.”
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Hardik Pandya, the vice-captain and allrounder, praised the vibrant atmosphere in New York, while Suryakumar Yadav highlighted the growing popularity of cricket in the US and shared his excitement for the days ahead.
“Very exciting to be here in New York, has a good vibe, bright sun out,” Pandya said.
“I heard the cricket is growing here in the US, so we are really excited and the first day here was amazing, so very excited for the few days coming up,” Suryakumar Yadav further added.
India’s T20 World Cup journey begins on June 5 against Ireland at the newly built Nassau County International Cricket Stadium in New York. The highly anticipated clash between India and Pakistan is scheduled for June 9, followed by matches against tournament co-hosts USA (June 12) and Canada (June 15) to conclude their Group A fixtures.
The Indian team will be determined to end their ICC trophy drought, having last won the ICC Champions Trophy in 2013. Despite reaching the finals and semifinals of various ICC tournaments since then, including the 50-over World Cup, ICC World Test Championship, and T20 World Cup, India have yet to secure a major ICC trophy in recent years.
(Inputs from ANI)


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