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In Dubai on October 24, 2021, Pakistan and India will lock horns in the 2021 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup. On the morning of Tuesday, ICC announced the World Cup matches, confirming the location and date of the biggest clash of the tournament.
The 2021 ICC T20 Men’s World Cup begins with a first-round group B match between Oman and Papua New Guinea at Oman Cricket Academy Ground on October 17, a media report said on Tuesday. The top two teams in the qualifiers will advance to the Super 12, which will begin in Abu Dhabi from the UAE from October 23 with a group match between Australia and South Africa.
The tournament schedule, announced today by the International Cricket Council, places Scotland against Papua New Guinea and Oman against Bangladesh in other Group B matches on October 19, while Bangladesh takes Papua New Guinea and Oman against Scotland on October 21. All Group B matches will be held in Oman.
Former champion Sri Lanka will compete against the Netherlands, Ireland, and Namibia in Group A in the first round.
Abu Dhabi will host the 1st Semi-Final on November 10, while the 2nd Semi-Final Match will be played on November 11 and the Final on November 14 in Dubai, with all these final matches having a reserve day.
All day matches are scheduled for 14:00 local time, and day and night games are scheduled for 18:00 local time, or rather the United Arab Emirates (+4 GMT).
The complete list of fixtures and team-wise schedule can be checked here:
Group A: Sri Lanka, Ireland, Netherlands, and Namibia
Group B: Bangladesh, Scotland, Papua New Guinea, and Oman
*(Top two teams from each group advance to Super 12s)
Group 1: England, Australia, South Africa, West Indies, A1, and B2.
Group 2: India, Pakistan, New Zealand, Afghanistan, A2, and B1.
*(Top two teams from each group advance to the semi-finals)