Arch-rivals India-Pakistan to face off on October 24 in T20 World Cup

Former champions India and Pakistan, as well as New Zealand, Afghanistan, and the other two qualifiers from Round 1, will make up Group 2 in the T20 World Cup.

NEW DELHI — On October 24, the much-anticipated high-octane battle between India and Pakistan in the upcoming T20 World Cup will take place in Dubai. Sources familiar with the situation confirmed the date.

The groupings for the Men’s T20 World Cup 2021, which will be hosted by the BCCI in Oman and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) from October 17 to November 14, were released by the International Cricket Council (ICC) last month. The Super 12 groupings have placed arch-rivals India and Pakistan in Group 2.

The two teams will face off in the showcase event’s group rounds. In Group 1 of the Super 12s, defending champions West Indies are paired alongside former champions England, Australia, and South Africa, with two qualifiers from Round 1 joining them, based on team rankings as of March 20, 2021.

Former champions India and Pakistan, as well as New Zealand, Afghanistan, and the other two qualifiers from Round 1, will make up Group 2.

The opening round will include eight teams, including automatic qualifiers Sri Lanka and Bangladesh, as well as the remaining six countries that qualified via the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Qualifier 2019.

In Group A, Ireland, the Netherlands, and Namibia will meet Sri Lanka, while in Group B, Oman, Papua New Guinea (PNG), and Scotland will face Bangladesh.

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