Grand Prairie Stadium Launch Report, Live Stream – Firstpost

The Grand Prairie Stadium near Dallas, Texas, is scheduled to host four matches in the upcoming T20 World Cup. Image credit: X/MLCricket

The biggest cricket event to take place on American soil begins on Saturday, June 1 when co-hosts the United States take on neighbors Canada in the opening match of the T20 World Cup 2024 in Dallas.

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The ninth edition of the T20 World Cup not only marks the return of the ICC’s flagship T20 event to the Caribbean after 13 years, but will also be the first global cricket event to involve the sport’s ‘Full Members’ in American soil.

The United States and Canada are in the same group as their South Asian arch-rivals India and Pakistan, who will meet in a blockbuster clash in New York on June 9, as well as Ireland in Group A.

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Since only two teams can advance to the Super Eight, the second round of the event, it will be necessary for the two North American teams to pull off an upset or two for either of them to advance beyond the group stage.

The match between the United States and Canada will be preceded by the warm-up match between India and Bangladesh, the only practice match for the Men in Blue before they begin their campaign on June 5. Additionally, the two-time champion West Indies open their campaign the next day against Papua New Guinea at Guyana’s Providence Stadium.

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Before the game between the United States and Canada begins, we take a look at Saturday’s weather forecast for Dallas, what the field and conditions are expected to be like, as well as the head-to-head record between the two teams:

What will the weather be like in Dallas on Saturday?

The weather forecast for Dallas on Saturday calls for scattered afternoon thunderstorms. There is a 40 percent chance of rain during the day, reducing to 4 percent later in the evening, which is expected to remain “mostly cloudy and humid.”

Grand Prairie Stadium, which hosts four games in the tournament, recently suffered the consequences of a storm and a typhoon that damaged parts of the venue. While there is a possibility of thunderstorms in the afternoon, fans hope they do not result in a delayed start or a failure in the opening match of the tournament.

What is the Grand Prairie Stadium field expected to look like?

The Grand Prairie Stadium was scheduled to host four warm-up matches, and only one could take place, in which Canada scored 183/7 before defeating Nepal for 120. The surface is expected to be lively and have support primarily for the pacemaker. but it manages to remain a good batting track. Saturday night will also be quite humid and thunderstorms are forecast for the afternoon.

Where can I watch the United States vs Canada match live?

Cricket fans in India can tune in to the live telecast of the opening match between USA and Canada on Star Sports Network, with the live streaming on the Disney Plus Hotstar app.

United States vs Canada head to head

The United States enjoys a 5-2 lead over neighbors Canada in eight T20I matches, with one match ending in a no-contest.

The two teams had played a five-match T20I series in April in the run-up to the T20 World Cup, all of which took place at the venue where they met later on Saturday, with the Americans winning the series 4-0.

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