ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2021 schedule announced, India to play Pakistan on Oct 24

ICC Men's T20 World Cup will get underway in UAE and Oman from October 17

By Rajan Nath - August 17, 2021 11:08 am

ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2021 schedule: The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Tuesday announced the fixtures for the T20 World Cup. The ICC Men's T20 World Cup will get underway in UAE and Oman from October 17, with the Final to be played in Dubai on 14 November.

Round 1

The tournament will begin with the Round 1 Group B encounter between hosts Oman and Papua New Guinea at 2 pm local time on October 17, with Scotland and Bangladesh, the other teams in Group B, clashing in the evening match at 6 pm.

Ireland, Netherlands, Sri Lanka, and Namibia - making up Group A - will be in action in Abu Dhabi the next day, with Round 1 matches running till October 22. The top two teams in each group will proceed to the Super12 stage of the tournament, beginning on October 23.

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ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2021 - Group 1 fixtures (Super 12) via ICC

Super 12

The second round of the tournament – the Super12 stage – will get underway in Abu Dhabi on October 23, with the Group 1 contest between Australia and South Africa. This will be followed up with an evening clash between England and West Indies in Dubai.

Meanwhile, England and Australia will lock horns in Dubai on October 30. The group will conclude on November 6 with matches between Australia and West Indies in Abu Dhabi, and England and South Africa in Sharjah.

ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2021 - Group 2 fixtures (Super 12)

Group 2 will commence with a heavyweight clash between India and Pakistan in Dubai on October 24 at 6 pm local time. Pakistan then lock horns with New Zealand in Sharjah on October 26, in a tough start for the 2009 champions. Afghanistan will begin its campaign on October 25 at Sharjah, taking on the winners of Group B from the first round.

The group will conclude on November 8, with India taking on the second-placed Round 1 qualifier from Group A.

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ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2021 - semi-final and final via ICC

Semi-finals

The first semi-final will be held in Abu Dhabi on November 10 at 6 pm local time. The second semi-final will be hosted by Dubai on November 11. Both semi-finals have reserve days.

The final

The marquee clash of the tournament will take place in Dubai at 6 pm local time on November 14, Sunday, with Monday acting as the reserve day for the final.

ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2021 schedule: Groupings

Round 1

Group A: Sri Lanka, Ireland, the Netherlands and Namibia
Group B: Bangladesh, Scotland, Papua New Guinea and Oman

(Top two teams from each group advance to Super 12s)

Super 12s

Group 1: England, Australia, South Africa, West Indies, A1 and B2.
Group 2: India, Pakistan, New Zealand, Afghanistan, A2 and B1.

(Top two teams from each group advance to the semi-finals)

ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2021 schedule: Complete schedule

Round 1

17 Oct: Oman v Papua New Guinea, Muscat (14h00); Bangladesh v Scotland, Muscat (18h00)
18 Oct: Ireland v Netherlands, Abu Dhabi (14h00); Sri Lanka v Namibia, Abu Dhabi (18h00)
19 Oct: Scotland v PNG, Muscat (14h00); Oman v Bangladesh, Muscat (18h00)
20 Oct: Namibia v Netherlands, Abu Dhabi (14h00); Sri Lanka v Ireland, Abu Dhabi (18h00)
21 Oct: Bangladesh v Papua New Guinea, Muscat (14h00); Oman v Scotland, Muscat (18h00)
22 Oct: Namibia v Ireland, Sharjah (14h00); Sri Lanka v Netherlands, Sharjah (18h00)

ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2021 schedule: Super 12s

23 Oct: Australia v South Africa, Abu Dhabi (14h00); England v West Indies, Dubai (18h00)
24 Oct: A1 v B2, Sharjah (14h00); India v Pakistan, Dubai (18h00)
25 Oct: Afghanistan v B1, Sharjah (18h00)
26 Oct: South Africa v West Indies, Dubai (14h00); Pakistan v New Zealand, Sharjah (18h00)
27 Oct: England v B2, Abu Dhabi (14h00); B1 v A2, Abu Dhabi (18h00)
28 Oct: Australia v A1, Dubai (14h00)
29 Oct: West Indies v B2, Sharjah (14h00); Pakistan v Afghanistan, Dubai (18h00)
30 Oct: South Africa v A1, Sharjah (14h00); Australia v England, Dubai (18h00)
31 Oct: Afghanistan v A2, Abu Dhabi (14h00); India v New Zealand, Dubai (18h00)
1 Nov: England v A1, Sharjah (18h00)
2 Nov: South Africa v B2, Abu Dhabi (14h00); Pakistan v A2, Abu Dhabi (18h00)
3 Nov: New Zealand v B1, Dubai (14h00); India v Afghanistan, Abu Dhabi (18h00)
4 Nov: Australia v B2, Dubai (14h00); West indies v A1, Abu Dhabi (18h00)
5 Nov: New Zealand v A2, Sharjah (14h00); India v B1, Dubai (18h00)
6 Nov: Australia v West Indies, Abu Dhabi (14h00); England v South Africa, Sharjah (18h00)
7 Nov: New Zealand v Afghanistan, Abu Dhabi (14h00); Pakistan v B1, Sharjah (18h00)
8 Nov: India v A2, Dubai (18h00)

ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2021 schedule: Knock-out stage

10 Nov: Semi-final 1 (A1 v B2), Abu Dhabi (18h00)
11 Nov: Semi-final 2 (B1 v A2), Dubai (18h00)
14 Nov: Final, Dubai (18h00)

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