T20 WC 2021: India Set To Kick-Off Against Arch Rival Pakistan On October 24th In Dubai

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T20 World Cup: India is set to kick-off their T20 World Cup campaign against their arch-rivals Pakistan. Which is to be played on 24th Oct, in Dubai.

 ICC has released the schedule of upcoming ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2021. Which is set to be start from 17th October in UAE and Oman, with the Final to be played in Dubai on 14 November. 

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The tournament will begin with Oman taking on Papua New Guinea and Bangladesh will play Scotland in Oman on October 17. The first twelve matches will be played by eight teams who will try their best to qualify for the Super 12 stage to proceed further in the T20 World Cup.

Ireland, Netherlands, Sri Lanka and Namibia - making up Group A - will be in action in Abu Dhabi the next day, with Round 1 matches running till 22 October. The top two teams in each group will proceed to the Super12 stage of the tournament, beginning on 23 October. 

Gruop 1

Group 2


Australia and South Africa are set to unleash the curtains of the second round of the tournament – the Super12 stage –, as they face each other in Group 1 in Abu Dhabi on 23 October. Followed up with an evening clash between England and West Indies in Dubai on same day.

Arch-rivals England and Australia will lock horns in Dubai on 30 October. The group will conclude on 6 November with matches between Australia and West Indies in Abu Dhabi, and England and South Africa in Sharjah. Looking at teams of this group. Experts considering it as "Group of Death".

Group 2 will commence with a blockbuster clash between India and Pakistan in Dubai on 24 October at 6pm local time. The next challenge will be facing is on 31st October against New Zealand in Dubai followed by Afghanistan on November 3 in Abu Dhabi. The next two games of Team India will be against the qualifying teams from Group A and B. 


The first semi-final will be held in Abu Dhabi on 10 November at 6pm local time. The second semi-final will be hosted by Dubai on 11 November. Both semi-finals have reserve days.

The Final

The Final Showdown of the Tournament will be played in Dubai at 6 pm local time on 14 November, with a reserve day on 15th November.

Source: ICC

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