India to face Pakistan on October 24 in ICC T20 World Cup 2021

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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.

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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.

Complete schedule:

Round 1:

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.

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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.

Super 12s

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.

 

 

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