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ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2021: India face arch-rivals Pakistan on October 24

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The Indian cricket team will begin their ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2021 campaign against arch-rivals Pakistan at the Dubai International Stadium on October 24.

This will be the first meeting between India and Pakistan since the two heavyweights clashed at the 50-over World Cup in England in 2019.

As has been the norm in the last decade, the two sides have locked horns only in world events like the World Cups and Champions Trophy due to political tensions that have put bilateral meetings on hold.

Placed in Group 2, India’s second match of the tournament will see them take on New Zealand on October 31, followed by a clash against the Afghanistan cricket team in Abu Dhabi on November 3.

The remaining two Super 12 matches of the inaugural World T20 champions will be against the winner of Group B from Round 1 on November 5 and the second-placed team of Group A on November 8. 

Both these matches are scheduled to be held in Dubai, meaning four of India’s five Super 12 matches will be held at the Dubai International Stadium.

Indian cricket team’s ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2021 schedule, fixtures and India match times

All times are in Indian Standard Time (IST)

Day and Date

Match

Stadium

Time

Sunday, October 24

India vs Pakistan

Dubai International Stadium

7:30 PM IST

Sunday, October 31

India vs New Zealand

Dubai International Stadium

7:30 PM IST

Wednesday, November 3

India vs Afghanistan

Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi

7:30 PM IST

Friday, November 5

India vs B1

Dubai International Stadium

7:30 PM IST

Monday, November 8

India vs A2

Dubai International Stadium

7:30 PM IST


The top two teams from the Super 12 groups will qualify for the semi-finals of the  ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2021. Semi-final 1 will take place on November 10 in Abu Dhabi, while the second semi-final is scheduled for November 11 in Dubai. Both semis will have reserve days.

The  ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2021 final is slated to take place on November 14 at the Dubai International Stadium with November 15 kept as a reserve day.

Featured photo: Dibyangshu SARKAR / AFP



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