India will clash with arch-rivals Pakistan in their ICC T20 World Cup opener on October 24 in Dubai, the ICC announced on Tuesday.
As per the schedule announced by the International Cricket Council (ICC), India’s next opponent will be New Zealand on October 31 in Dubai, followed by a match against Afghanistan in Abu Dhabi on November 3.
India’s remaining two Super 12 matches are against the winner of Group B (November 5 in Dubai) and second placed side of Group A (November 8 in Dubai).
The tournament’s first round kicks off on October 17 in Oman, with the hosts taking on Papua New Guinea and Bangladesh playing Scotland.
Group A consists of 2014 champions Sri Lanka, Ireland, the Netherlands and Namibia, while Group B has Bangladesh, Scotland, Papua New Guinea and Oman.
The top two teams from each group will qualify for the Super 12 stage.
The Super 12s — round two of the tournament, with two groups — will begin on October 23, with Australia facing South Africa in Abu Dhabi and England up against title holders and two-time champions West Indies in Dubai.
17 Oct: Oman v Papua New Guinea, Muscat (14h00); Bangladesh v Scotland, Muscat.
18 Oct: Ireland v Netherlands, Abu Dhabi (14h00); Sri Lanka v Namibia, Abu Dhabi.
19 Oct: Scotland v PNG, Muscat (14h00); Oman v Bangladesh, Muscat.
20 Oct: Namibia v Netherlands, Abu Dhabi (14h00); Sri Lanka v Ireland, Abu Dhabi.
21 Oct: Bangladesh v Papua New Guinea, Muscat (14h00); Oman v Scotland, Muscat.
22 Oct: Namibia v Ireland, Sharjah (14h00); Sri Lanka v Netherlands, Sharjah.
23 Oct: Australia v South Africa, Abu Dhabi (14h00); England v West Indies, Dubai.
24 Oct: A1 v B2, Sharjah (14h00); India v Pakistan, Dubai.
25 Oct: Afghanistan v B1, Sharjah.
26 Oct: South Africa v West Indies, Dubai (14h00); Pakistan v New Zealand, Sharjah.
27 Oct: England v B2, Abu Dhabi (14h00); B1 v A2, Abu Dhabi.
28 Oct: Australia v A1, Dubai.
29 Oct: West Indies v B2, Sharjah (14h00); Pakistan v Afghanistan, Dubai.