Cricket opponents Pakistan and also India have actually been attracted the very same team at this year’s T20 World Cup, the International Cricket Council (ICC) introduced on Friday.
The event is readied to happen in Oman and also the United Arab Emirates from October 17 to November 14.
Pakistan as well as India will certainly be participated in Group 2 of the Super 12s (second round) by World Examination champs New Zealand and also Afghanistan as well as two qualifiers from rounded one.
Champions West Indies, on the other hand, have actually been pooled with former winners England, whom they defeat in the last final in 2016, in Team 1. They are joined by Australia as well as South Africa along with 2 more qualifiers.
Test nations Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and also Ireland should come through round one to reach the Super 12s but an additional Examination group Zimbabwe will certainly be absent.
Non-Test playing nations Netherlands, Namibia, Scotland, Papua New Guinea and also Oman will also have a possibility of making it through to the Super 12s.
” There are some great matches provided by the teams and it starts to bring the event to life for our followers as our very first multi-team occasion considering that the start of the global pandemic draws more detailed,” stated ICC acting chief executive Geoff Allardice in a declaration.
The tournament was originally indicated to take place in Australia at the end of 2020 however it was called off as the pandemic swept across the globe causing widescale lockdowns.
It was changed to India for 2021 yet the country is arising from a Covid-19 rise in April as well as Might and also specialists are afraid a new age of situations later on this year.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) stays the ‘host’ but the competition will now be held throughout 4 venues– the Dubai International Stadium, the Sheikh Zayed Arena in Abu Dhabi, the Sharjah Arena, as well as the Oman Cricket Academy Ground.
” There is nothing that divides the two teams as both are loaded with sides that are very competitive in the shortest style of the video game,” stated BCCI secretary Jay Shah.
” Having claimed that, the exciting T20 format is recognized for its surprises, and also we have to be prepared for the same. I make certain we will certainly witness some exciting as well as nail-biting video games.”
Attract Round 1
Team A: Sri Lanka, Ireland, Netherlands, Namibia
Team B: Bangladesh, Scotland, Papua New Guinea, Oman
Group 1: England, Australia, South Africa, West Indies, A1, B2
Group 2: India, Pakistan, New Zealand, Afghanistan, A2, B1