India will face Pakistan in their first match as ICC announces fixtures for the T20 World Cup

India will face Pakistan in their first match in the upcoming T20 World Cup, starting on October 17th. The ICC has announced the whole fixture list.

India will begin their T20 World Cup campaign against rivals, Pakistan on 24th October in Dubai, according to the fixture list released by the International Cricket Council (ICC) for the tournament. India’s next matches will be against New Zealand and Afghanistan on October 31st and November 3rd respectively. The Virat Kohli led side’s last league games will be against the top-ranked team from Group B, which will be on 5th November and the second-ranked team from Group A, which will be on 8th November.

The preliminary round of the tournament will have two groups: Group A and Group B. Group A consists of Ireland, Netherlands, Namibia and cricketing giants Sri Lanka. Group B consists of Oman, Papua New Guinea, Scotland and Bangladesh.

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The tournament will start with Oman facing Papua New Guinea on 17th October which will start at 2 p.m. local time, this will be followed by Scotland vs Bangladesh which will be at 6 p.m. local time. The Group A matches will begin the next day onwards in Abu Dhabi. Round 1 will continue till 22nd October. The top two teams, from each team, will progress to the Super 12 stage which begins on the 23rd of October.

Group 1 of the Super 12 stage will consist of Australia, South Africa, West Indies, England, the top-ranked side of Group A from Round 1, second-ranked side of Group B from Round 1. Group 2 consists of India, Pakistan, New Zealand, Afghanistan, the second-ranked team from Group A and the first ranked team from Group B.

This will be the first T20 World Cup played since 2016, where West Indies dramatically won against England at the Eden Gardens.

Who will be the masters of T20? Will it be West Indies again? Will it be world champs England or will India repeat 2007 and win it again? We have to watch and see. For now, here’s the entire schedule of the Super 12 stage of the tournament: Super 12

Group 1 fixtures

Oct. 23 – Australia vs South Africa 3:30 pm Abu Dhabi
Oct. 23 – England vs West Indies 7:30 pm Dubai
Oct. 24 – A1 vs B2 3:30 pm Sharjah
Oct. 26 – South Africa vs West Indies – 3:30 pm Dubai
Oct. 27 – England vs B2 – 3:30 pm Abu Dhabi
Oct. 28 – Australia vs A1 – 7:30 pm Dubai
Oct. 29 – West Indies vs B2 – 3:30 pm Sharjah
Oct. 30 – South Africa vs A1 – 3:30 pm Sharjah
Oct. 30 – England vs Australia – 7:30 pm Dubai
Nov. 1 – England vs A1 – 7:30 pm Sharjah
Nov. 2 – South Africa vs B2 – 3:30 pm Abu Dhabi
Nov. 4 – Australia vs B2 – 3:30 pm Dubai
Nov. 4 – West Indies vs A1 – 7:30 pm Abu Dhabi
Nov. 6 – Australia vs West Indies – 3:30 pm Abu Dhabi
Nov. 6 – England vs South Africa – 7:30 pm Sharjah

Group 2 fixtures

Oct. 24 – India vs Pakistan 7:30 pm Dubai
Oct. 25 – Afghanistan vs B1 7:30 pm Sharjah
Oct. 26 – Pakistan vs New Zealand 7:30 pm Sharjah
Oct. 27 – B1 vs A2 – 7:30 pm Abu Dhabi
Oct. 29 – Afghanistan vs Pakistan – 7:30 pm Dubai
Oct. 31 – Afghanistan vs A2 – 3:30 pm Abu Dhabi
Oct. 31 – India vs New Zealand – 7:30 pm Dubai
Nov. 2 – Pakistan vs A2 – 7:30 pm Abu Dhabi
Nov. 3 – New Zealand vs B1 – 3:30 pm Dubai
Nov. 3 – India vs Afghanistan – 7:30 pm Abu Dhabi
Nov. 5 – New Zealand vs A2 – 3:30 pm Sharjah
Nov. 5 – India vs B1 – 7:30 pm Dubai
Nov. 7 – New Zealand vs Afghanistan – 3:30 pm Abu Dhabi
Nov. 7 – Pakistan vs B1 – 7:30 pm Sharjah
Nov. 8 – India vs A2 – 7:30 pm Dubai