T20 World Cup: ICC announces fixtures; India vs Pakistan on October 24

Australia and South Africa will lock horns in the maiden Super 12 match on October 23.

Sourav Ganguly and Jay Shah with the ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2021
Sourav Ganguly and Jay Shah with the T20 World Cup

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has announced the full schedule for the much-awaited Men’s T20 World Cup. The tournament is set to begin on October 17 with the qualifying matches in Oman. On the other hand, Super 12 games will take place from October 23 onwards where the maiden game will be played between the Group 1 members – Australia and South Africa. 

The AUS-RSA match will be followed by an evening clash between England and West Indies in Dubai. The all-important encounter between the arch-rivals India and Pakistan will take place on October 24 at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai.

Here’s the full schedule for the 2021 ICC T20 World Cup

Round 1 Fixtures

Date & DayMatchVenue
Oct 17, SundayOman vs Papua New GuineaOman
Oct 17, SundayBangladesh vs ScotlandOman
Oct 18, MondayIreland vs NetherlandsAbu Dhabi
Oct 18, MondaySri Lanka vs NamibiaAbu Dhabi
Oct 19, TuesdayScotland vs Papua New Guinea Oman
Oct 19, TuesdayOman vs BangladeshOman
Oct 20, WednesdayNamibia vs NetherlandsAbu Dhabi
Oct 20, WednesdaySri Lanka vs IrelandAbu Dhabi
Oct 21, ThursdayBangladesh vs Papua New GuineaOman
Oct 21, ThursdayOman vs ScotlandOman
Oct 22, FridayNamibia vs IrelandSharjah
Oct 22, FridaySri Lanka vs NetherlandsSharjah

Super 12 Fixtures

Group 1

Date & DayMatchVenue
Oct 23, SaturdayAustralia vs South AfricaAbu Dhabi
Oct 23, SaturdayEngland vs West IndiesDubai
Oct 24, SundayA1 vs B2Sharjah
Oct 26, TuesdaySouth Africa vs West Indies Dubai
Oct 27, WednesdayEngland vs B2Abu Dhabi
Oct 28, ThursdayAustralia vs A1Dubai
Oct 29, FridayWest Indies vs B2Sharjah
Oct 30, SaturdaySouth Africa vs A1Sharjah
Oct 30, SaturdayEngland vs Australia Dubai
Nov 1, MondayEngland vs A1Sharjah
Nov 2, TuesdaySouth Africa vs B2Abu Dhabi
Nov 4, ThursdayAustralia vs B2Dubai
Nov 4, ThursdayWest Indies vs A1Abu Dhabi
Nov 6, SaturdayAustralia vs West IndiesAbu Dhabi
Nov 6, SaturdayEngland vs South AfricaSharjah

Group 2

Date & DayMatchVenue
Oct 24, SundayIndia vs PakistanDubai
Oct 25, MondayAfghanistan vs B1Sharjah
Oct 26, TuesdayPakistan vs New ZealandSharjah
Oct 27, WednesdayB1 vs A2Abu Dhabi
Oct 29, FridayAfghanistan vs PakistanDubai
Oct 31, SundayAfghanistan vs A2Abu Dhabi
Oct 31, SundayIndia vs New Zealand Dubai
Nov 2, TuesdayPakistan vs A2Abu Dhabi
Nov 3, WednesdayNew Zealand vs B1Dubai
Nov 3, WednesdayIndia vs AfghanistanAbu Dhabi
Nov 5, FridayNew Zealand vs A2Sharjah
Nov 5, FridayIndia vs B1Dubai
Nov 7, SundayNew Zealand vs AfghanistanAbu Dhabi
Nov 7, SundayPakistan vs B1Sharjah
Nov 8, MondayIndia vs A2Dubai

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