ICC T20 World Cup 2021 Schedule: The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Tuesday (August 17) announced the complete fixtures for the upcoming T20 World Cup 2021. As the ICC has stated before, the tournament will start on 17th October and the final match will be held on 14th November.
India will take on Pakistan in the opening match of Group 2 of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Super 12 stage on October 24 at 6 pm local time in Dubai.
According to the original schedule, the seventh edition of the T20 World Cup was scheduled to be held in Australia last year (2020). However, the tournament was postponed due to the COVID epidemic around the world.
India was then given the right to host the 2021 T20 World Cup. But due to COVID-19 concerns in India, the BCCI was forced to relocate the tournament to the UAE.
ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 Groups list:
The ICC also released the group list for the 2021 T20 World Cup. According to the ICC’s group list, Group-1 includes teams like England, Australia, South Africa and the West Indies.
Meanwhile, India, Pakistan, New Zealand and Afghanistan have been placed in Group-2. Also, four teams from the qualifying round will join the main round.
ICC T20 World Cup 2021 Schedule:
The tournament will start on October 17 at 2 pm local time between hosts Oman and Papua New Guinea in Round 1, Group B match, on the same day the second match of the tournament between Group B teams Scotland and Bangladesh will be held at 6 pm. A total of 45 matches will be held in this entire tournament. The round 1 match will continue till October 22.
There is a total of 12 matches in round-1 of the tournament. The top two teams in each group will play in the Super 12 round of the tournament, which starts on October 23, with eight teams already qualified.
Super 12, Group-1:
The second round of the tournament – the Super 12 stage – will begin with the Group 1 match between Australia and South Africa on 23 October in Abu Dhabi. After that, England and West Indies will meet in Dubai in the evening on the same day.
|AUS v SA||23 Oct||14:00 hrs||Abu Dhabi|
|ENG v WI||23 Oct||18:00 hrs||Dubai|
|A1 v B2||24 Oct||14:00 hrs||Sharjah|
|SA v WI||26 Oct||14:00 hrs||Dubai|
|ENG v B2||27 Oct||14:00 hrs||Abu Dhabi|
|AUS v A1||28 Oct||18:00 hrs||Dubai|
|WI v B2||29 Oct||14:00 hrs||Sharjah|
|SA v A1||30 Oct||14:00 hrs||Sharjah|
|ENG v AUS||30 Oct||18:00 hrs||Dubai|
|ENG v A1||1 Nov||18:00 hrs||Sharjah|
|SA v B2||2 Nov||14:00 hrs||Abu Dhabi|
|AUS v B2||4 Nov||14:00 hrs||Dubai|
|WI v A1||4 Nov||18:00 hrs||Abu Dhabi|
|AUS v WI||6 Nov||14:00 hrs||Abu Dhabi|
|ENG v SA||6 Nov||18:00 hrs||Sharjah|
Super 12, Group-2:
Group 2 will kick off on October 24 at 6pm local time in Dubai with a clash between India and Pakistan, for which all Indian cricket fans are eagerly awaiting.
|IND v PAK||24 Oct||18:00 hrs||Dubai|
|AFG v B1||25 Oct||18:00 hrs||Sharjah|
|PAK v NZ||26 Oct||18:00 hrs||Sharjah|
|B1 v A2||27 Oct||18:00 hrs||Abu Dhabi|
|AFG v PAK||29 Oct||18:00 hrs||Dubai|
|AFG v A2||31 Oct||14:00 hrs||Abu Dhabi|
|IND v NZ||31 Oct||18:00 hrs||Dubai|
|PAK v A2||2 Nov||18:00 hrs||Abu Dhabi|
|NZ v B1||3 Nov||14:00 hrs||Dubai|
|IND v AFG||3 Nov||18:00 hrs||Abu Dhabi|
|NZ v A2||5 Nov||14:00 hrs||Sharjah|
|IND v B1||5 Nov||18:00 hrs||Dubai|
|NZ v AFG||7 Nov||14:00 hrs||Abu Dhabi|
|PAK v B1||7 Nov||18:00 hrs||Sharjah|
|IND v A2||8 Nov||18:00 hrs||Dubai|
Semi-finals and Final:
The first semi-final of the 2021 T20 World Cup tournament will be held in Abu Dhabi on November 10 at local time in the evening. The second semi-final will be held on November 11 in Dubai. Both semi-finals have reserve days.
The final match of the tournament will be held in Dubai on Sunday, November 14, at 6 pm local time, with Monday set as the reserve day for the final.
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