Today (June 7) at the T20 World Cup 2024, Canada will play Ireland in New York, Afghanistan will play New Zealand in Guyana and Bangladesh will play Sri Lanka in Dallas – here are the predicted XIs, team news, and today’s T20 World Cup match live score for CAN vs IRE, AFG vs NZ and BAN vs SL.

CAN vs IRE, live score: Follow the live scorecard here

AFG vs NZ, live score: Follow the live scorecard here

BAN vs SL, live score: Follow the live scorecard here

CAN vs IRE, AFG vs NZ & BAN vs SL: Toss updates

CAN vs IRE: The toss will take place at 10:00 am local time.

AFG vs NZ: The toss will take place at 7:00 pm local time.

BAN vs SL: The toss will take place at 7:00 pm local time.

CAN vs IRE, AFG vs NZ & BAN vs SL: Today’s World Cup match team news

Canada news

Canada were in action on the opening day of the tournament, against co-hosts USA in Dallas. Aaron Jones’ pyrotechnics notwithstanding, they will have been disappointed with their bowling effort which saw them fail to defend 194. Ireland, however, are a team they may fancy their chances of causing an upset against.

Ireland news

Like Canada, Ireland have also lost their only match. They were shot out for 96 on a tricky New York wicket against India and did not bowl particularly while trying to defend it. Beat Canada, though, and they can start to dream of qualifying from the group.

Afghanistan news

Afghanistan took on T20 World Cup debutants Uganda in their first match and secured a thumping 125-run win. Their batting at the death may still be a concern as they scored 27-4 in the last five overs of the first innings. New Zealand are sure to be a far sterner test for them.

New Zealand news

After nearly a week of action, New Zealand will get their first crack at this T20 World Cup when they play Afghanistan in Guyana. Their recent form has been up and down, with impressive wins over Pakistan but a few hammerings against Australia. They will hope opener Devon Conway can find form quickly after a lengthy period out due to injury.

Bangladesh news

Bangladesh are in a bit of a rut at the moment, coming as they are off the back of a series loss to the USA. Despite that, their squad is replete with some big names. Shakib Al Hasan is set to be one of the key players yet again, with the likes of Mustafizur Rahman and Mahmudullah making up an experienced core.

Sri Lanka news

Sri Lanka had the misfortune of being the first team to bat on the now-infamous wicket at the Nassau County Stadium. They were bowled out for 77 by South Africa but put up a good fight in defending it, even though they lost eventually. Against Bangladesh in one of the most intense derbies of recent times, they will want a bit more to come from their top order.

CAN vs IRE, AFG vs NZ, BAN vs SL: Today’s World Cup match predicted playing XIs

Canada: Aaron Johnson, Navneet Dhaliwal, Pargat Singh, Nicholas Kirton, Shreyas Movva (wk), Dilpreet Bajwa, Dilon Heyliger, Saad Bin Zafar (c), Nikhil Dutta, Kaleem Sana, Jeremy Gordon.

Ireland: Andy Balbirnie, Paul Stirling (c), Lorcan Tucker (wk), Harry Tector, Curtis Campher, George Dockrell, Gareth Delany, Mark Adair, Barry McCarthy, Josh Little, Ben White.

Afghanistan: Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Ibrahim Zadran, Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi, Gulbadin Naib, Azmatullah Omarzai, Rashid Khan (c), Karim Janat, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Naveen-ul-Haq, Fazalhaq Farooqi.

New Zealand: Devon Conway (wk), Finn Allen/Rachin Ravindra, Kane Williamson (c), Daryl Mitchell, Glenn Phillips, Mark Chapman, Jimmy Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Trent Boult, Matt Henry, Tim Southee.

Bangladesh: Litton Das (wk), Soumya Sarkar, Najmul Hossain Shanto (c), Towhid Hridoy, Shakib Al Hasan, Mahmudullah, Jaker Ali, Tanzim Hasan Sakib, Rishad Hossain, Mustafizur Rahman, Taskin Ahmed.

Sri Lanka: Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Mendis (wk), Kamindu Mendis, Wanindu Hasaranga (c), Sadeera Samarawickrama, Charith Asalanka, Angelo Mathews, Dasun Shanaka, Maheesh Theekshana, Matheesha Pathirana, Nuwan Thushara.

ICC T20 World Cup 2024: Last day’s results

USA vs Pakistan – Match tied (USA won the Super Over).

Namibia vs Scotland – Scotland won by 5 wickets with 9 balls remaining.

ICC T20 World Cup 2024: Upcoming matches

Netherlands vs South Africa – 10:30 am local time (New York)

Australia vs England – 1:00 pm local time (Barbados)

West Indies vs Uganda – 8:30 pm local time (Guyana)

CAN vs IRE, AFG vs NZ & BAN vs SL: Prediction for today’s T20 World Cup match

At New York, the Irish have the advantage of having played at this ground once already, and will be wary of what the deck has to offer. They could be hamstrung in case Harry Tector is unavailable, but will still back themselves to overcome a spirited Canadian side.

Afghanistan take on New Zealand in Guyana, where they thumped Uganda. This is one of the more important clashes in Group C as far as qualification is concerned, with three teams potentially in with a chance of making it. From New Zealand’s point of view, Kane Williamson and Daryl Mitchell will both be crucial if they are to effectively counter the Afghans’ high-quality spin attack. This could go either way, but New Zealand are perhaps slight favourites.

The final match on June 7 will see the latest installation of the ‘Naagin derby’ as Bangladesh and Sri Lanka go head to head. Despite their loss to South Africa earlier in the week, Sri Lanka will fancy their chances in this one given Bangladesh’s recent poor form. The Bangla Tigers will be missing pacer Shoriful Islam for this one; the seamers, Nuwan Thushara and Matheesha Pathirana, and spinners, Wanindu Hasaranga and Maheesh Theekshana, make Sri Lanka favourites.

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