T20 World Cup 2021: Warm-up fixtures for the tournament revealed
No spectators will be allowed for any of the matches, and 8 out of the 16 warm-up matches will be broadcast on the Star Sports Network.
Updated - Oct 13, 2021 4:07 pm
The 2021 edition of the T20 World Cup will be held in the months of October and November in the United Arab Emirates. And, ahead of this mega event, the participating teams will play 16 warm-up matches.
No spectators will be allowed for any of the matches, and 8 out of the 16 warm-up matches will be broadcast on the Star Sports Network. Also, the highlights of these matches will be available on the official ICC website as well.
The warm-up matches will be split up into 2 parts. The 8 teams that are participating in the 2021 T20 World Cup Qualifiers will first play 8 warm-up matches between them. While 4 matches will be played on 12th October 2021, the other 4 rubbers will be played on 14th October 2021.
Eight teams already confirmed for Super 12s will play the other set of warm-up matches
The second set of warm-up matches will be played between the sides that have already qualified for the Super 12 stages of the 2021 T20 World Cup. And, these matches will be broadcast on the Star Sports Network.
The second set of warm-up matches will be played on 18th October and 20th October 2021. Four matches will be held on each of these two days. On 18th October 2021, the Indian cricket team will play its first warm-up match against England, while the Virat Kohli-led side will play its second warm-up clash on 20th October 2021 against Australia.
Here is the complete schedule of the warm-up matches ahead of the 2021 T20 World Cup
Warm-Up Matches Phase 1
|12th October 2021||Papua New Guinea vs Ireland||Abu Dhabi||03:30 PM|
|12th October 2021||Scotland vs the Netherlands||Abu Dhabi||07:30 PM|
|12th October 2021||Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka||Abu Dhabi||07:30 PM|
|12th October 2021||Oman vs Namibia||Dubai||07:30 PM|
|14th October 2021||Bangladesh vs Ireland||Abu Dhabi||11:30 AM|
|14th October 2021||Sri Lanka vs Papua New Guinea||Abu Dhabi||11:30 AM|
|14th October 2021||Scotland vs Namibia||Dubai||11:30 AM|
|14th October 2021||The Netherlands vs Oman||Dubai||11:30 AM|
Warm-Up Matches Phase 2
|18th October 2021||Afghanistan vs South Africa||Abu Dhabi||03:30 PM|
|18th October 2021||Pakistan vs West Indies||Dubai||03:30 PM|
|18th October 2021||New Zealand vs Australia||Abu Dhabi||07:30 PM|
|18th October 2021||India vs England||Dubai||07:30 PM|
|20th October 2021||England vs New Zealand||Abu Dhabi||03:30 PM|
|20th October 2021||India vs Australia||Dubai||03:30 PM|
|20th October 2021||Pakistan vs South Africa||Abu Dhabi||07:30 PM|
|20th October 2021||Afghanistan vs West Indies||Dubai||07:30 PM|
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