T20 World Cup: India to play against England and Australia in warm-up games

The 2021 T20 World Cup qualifiers are will take place from October 17 onwards in the UAE and Oman.

India T20 World Cup squad
Indian cricket team

The Indian cricket team is set to play two warm-up matches against England and Australia respectively in the upcoming 2021 ICC T20 World Cup in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). 

The Virat Kohli-led side will lock horns with the 50-over World Cup champions, England on October 18, followed by a clash against Aaron Finch’s men on October 20. The good news for all cricket fans and supporters is that both the games will be broadcasted live on Star Sports Network.

Several trusted sources confirmed the development to news agency ANI in a statement: “Yes, India will lock horns against England and Australia in warm-up games and they will be telecast on Star.”

Both England and Australia belong to Group A, which also comprises the West Indies and South Africa. On the other hand, team India is placed in Group B, which includes Pakistan, New Zealand, and Afghanistan. 

Here’s the full schedule for 2021 T20 WC warm-up matches:

(All timings in IST)

October 18

  • PAK vs WI at 3:30 PM
  • SA vs AFG at 3:30 PM
  • IND vs ENG at 7:30 PM
  • NZ vs AUS at 7:30 PM

October 20

  • IND vs AUS at 3:30 PM
  • PAK vs WI at 3:30 PM
  • ENG vs NZ at 3:30 PM
  • WI vs AFG at 7:30 PM

India-Pakistan clash on October 24

India vs Pakistan in World Cup 2019 - FirstSportz
India vs Pakistan

The much-awaited ICC tournament is set to begin with a high-voltage game between Australia and South Africa on October 23. Meanwhile, team India is set to kickstart their T20 WC campaign with a clash against arch-rivals Pakistan on October 24, 2021, at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai. 

Team India’s full schedule for league matches: 

  • India vs Pakistan – October 24 – Dubai – 7:30 PM IST
  • India vs New Zealand – October 31 – Dubai – 7:30 PM IST
  • India vs Afghanistan – November 3 – Abu Dhabi – 7:30 PM IST
  • India vs Winner of Group B – November 5 – Dubai – 7:30 PM IST
  • India vs Runner-up of Group A – November 8 – Dubai – 7:30 PM IST

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