T20 WC 2021: India And Pakistan To Play On October 24 In Dubai

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Archrivals India and Pakistan will lock horns again during the upcoming T20 World Cup in the UAE. The match will be played on 24 October in Dubai, announced by the International Cricket Council (ICC) on Tuesday.

ICC has revealed the schedule of the upcoming T20 World Cup on their website. The tournament will begin with hosts Oman taking on Papua New Guinea in Oman on October 17. The first twelve matches will be played by eight teams who will try to qualify for the Super 12 stage.

ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2021 - Round 1 fixtures
Schedule of qualifying matches (Pic: ICC)

The Super 12 will witness the blockbuster match between India and Pakistan on October 24 in Dubai. Both teams were drawn in the same group by ICC and will be playing after their group stage match during the ICC World Cup 2019 in England.

ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2021 - Group 2 fixtures (Super 12)
The complete schedule of Group 2 (Pic: ICC)

India’s next challenge will be against New Zealand on October 31 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.

ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2021 - Group 1 fixtures (Super 12)
Schedule of Group 1 (Pic: ICC)

In the other group, Australia will take on South Africa on October 23 to kick off the Super 12 round of the tournament in Abu Dhabi. This group consist of England and West Indies as well, making it the group of death. Archrivals England and Australia will face each other on October 30 in Dubai.

Group matches will be played by November 8. The first semifinal will be held in Abu Dhabi on November 10 and the second semifinal will take place in Dubai on November 11. Both semis will have reserve days.

The final is scheduled for November 14 in Dubai.


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