The 2 South Asian giants final met at 2019 World Cup in England, the place India gained, sustaining its unbeaten World Cups document towards Pakistan.
Fierce rivals India and Pakistan will meet on October 24 at this 12 months’s Twenty20 World Cup, the Worldwide Cricket Council says because the delayed match’s fixtures are introduced.
The 16-nation match – to be held within the United Arab Emirates and Oman – will start on October 17 with Oman taking over Papua New Guinea within the opener adopted by a night match between Scotland and Bangladesh in spherical one of many competitors.
The highest two groups from Group A and Group B within the first spherical will advance to the so-called Tremendous 12 stage, the place the sport’s heavyweight nations be a part of the match.
Defending champions West Indies are in Group 1 together with Australia, 2010 champion England and South Africa. India and Pakistan are joined by New Zealand and Afghanistan in Group 2.
Australia will play South Africa and holders West Indies meet England in Group 1 matches on October 23 in the beginning of the Tremendous 12, which can ultimately resolve the 4 semi-finalists.
However the highlight will likely be on the Group 2 India-Pakistan contest in Dubai, with the 2 rival nations solely assembly in multi-nation occasions as a result of tensions over Kashmir, a disputed Himalayan territory claimed by each the nuclear-armed neighbours.
The 2 South Asian giants final met on the 2019 50-over World Cup in England, the place India gained, sustaining their unbeaten document towards Pakistan in World Cups.
England, the 2009 winners, will tackle Australia in one other key conflict on October 30 in Dubai.
The match, which will likely be hosted by the Board of Management for Cricket in India (BCCI), was initially meant to happen in Australia on the finish of 2020.
However it was known as off because the coronavirus pandemic swept throughout the globe.
It was then scheduled to be held in India this 12 months, however was moved to the UAE and Oman after the South Asian nation was hit by an enormous surge in virus circumstances in April and Could.
The matches will likely be held throughout 4 venues – the Dubai Worldwide Stadium, the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi, the Sharjah Stadium, and the Oman Cricket Academy Floor.
The Tremendous 12 spherical will run from October 23 to November 8 and the highest two groups in every group will advance to the semifinals to be performed at Abu Dhabi on November 10 and at Dubai on November 11.
The ultimate will likely be in Dubai on November 14 with a reserve day stored apart on November 15.
Virat Kohli’s India squad can have a packed schedule main into the match.
India’s check squad is enjoying a collection in England now and most gamers will return for the second half of the Indian Premier League, which is ready to renew within the UAE subsequent month after being suspended in Could as COVID surged in India.
West Indies T20 captain Kieron Pollard mentioned his staff was excited to start the defence of the title after a year-long delay within the match.
“We will’t wait to get began,” he mentioned.
“West Indian cricketers have at all times performed an thrilling model of cricket and I’m positive our followers within the Caribbean and everywhere in the world are extremely anticipating seeing us in motion.”