The International Cricket Council (ICC) has announced the full fixture and the match-ups for the upcoming ICC Men’s T20 World Cup in Australia next year. The premier event will run from 18 October – 15 November 2020 with West Indies defending the title.
Ireland, Namibia, Netherlands, Oman, Papua New Guinea and Scotland have secured their places from the Qualifiers in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. This will be a standalone tournament for the first time with seven cities hosting the games in the land of Kangaroos.
Papua New Guinea, Ireland and Oman will join Sri Lanka in Group A of the first round, with the four teams competing in Geelong from October 18-22. Sri Lanka and Ireland will play the opening match of the ICC T20 World Cup 2020 at Kardinia Park Stadium.
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Netherlands, Namibia and Scotland will join Bangladesh in Group B, with their matches taking place from October 19-23 at Bellerive Oval in Hobart. Following the first-round games, the highest-placed team in Group A and the second-placed team in Group B will join Pakistan, Australia, New Zealand and West Indies in Group 1 of the Super 12s.
On the other hand, the first-placed team in Group B and the second-placed side in Group A join India, England, South Africa and Afghanistan in Group 2 of the Super 12. Host Australia will play their first game of the ICC T20 World Cup against Pakistan, at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Saturday 24 October 2020.
India will begin their ICC T20 World Cup campaign against South Africa on October 24 at the Opus Stadium.