IPL is allready reaching its climax stage and after the conclusion of the tournament, the world will gear up for the T20 World Cup after a gap of five years. West Indies are the defending champions after they pipped England in the 2016 edition in India where Carlos Braithwaite hit four sixes to Ben Stokes in the last over to seal the deal for the men in maroon.
The action was scheduled to return in 2020 but Covid-19 pandemic postponed the tournament to 2021 but BCCI decided to host the T20 extravaganza in UAE, citing Covid situation in India. The action will begin from 17th October with eight qualifying teams fighting it out for a spot in main round of the tournament. Top four teams will qualify in the Super 12, during which the eight qualified teams in Super 12 will play the warm up matches.
The schedule for the warm up matches has been announced and it will be played on 18th and 20th October. Each side will play two practice matches before heading to play the Super 12 against the world’s best teams.
Team India is scheduled to play England and Australia in their warm up games, which will be the best practice before the tournaments gets underway for the men in blue.
Here is the complete schedule of the warm up games-
October 18, Monday – Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
Match 1 – Afghanistan vs South Africa – 3:30 PM IST
Match 2 – New Zealand vs Australia -7:30 PM IST
October 18, Monday – Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
Match 3 – Pakistan vs West Indies – 3:30 PM IST
Match 4 – India vs England – 7:30 PM IST
October 20, Tuesday – Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
Match 5 – England vs New Zealand – 3:30 PM IST
Match 6 – South Africa vs Pakistan – 7:30 PM IST
October 20, Tuesday – Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
Match 7 – India vs Australia – 3:30 PM IST
Match 8 – Afghanistan vs West Indies – 7:30 PM IST