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ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2020 Schedule, Teams & Squads

The men’s competition of the ICC T20 World Cup 2020 is set to take place between October 18 and November 15. International Cricket Council announced it on January 29 at an event in Australia.

The mega event will get underway with some qualifying matches before the hosts Australia takes on top-ranked Pakistan in the first match of the Tournament on October 24 in a day-night fixture at Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG).

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Defending champions West Indies will take on New Zealand in their first Super 12 group stage match on October 25 in Melbourne. West Indies won the last T20 World Cup, defeating England in the nail-biting final at the Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai, India.

The hosts Australia, Pakistan, West Indies, New Zealand, and two qualifiers are placed in Group 1 of the Super 12s. Group 2 consists of India, England, South Africa, Afghanistan, and two qualifiers.

The first semi-final of the competition will take place on November 11 at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG). Adelaide Oval will host the second semi-final the following night. The final will take place on November 15 at Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG).

International Cricket Council (ICC) Chief Executive Officer (CEO) David Richardson said in a presser, “Whenever we host an event in Australia we know we can guarantee the one billion cricket fans around the world a great show.”

ICC CEO David Richardson continued, “The world’s best players. Outstanding venues. Noisy, passionate, knowledgeable fans. Exciting cricket. This is the perfect combination for a T20 World Cup, and in 2020 we go one step further with two T20 World Cups in one year.”

The top eight-ranked teams based on ICC World T20I Team Rankings as on December 31, 2018, have qualified for the Tournament automatically.
India and Pakistan enter the Tournament, ranked No. 2 and No. 1 respectively as on December 31, 2018. Because of this, the arch-rivals have been kept in the different groups of Super 12’s.

The first round will be played between October 18 and October 23. This will see Sri Lanka, Oman, Ireland, and Papua New Guinea compete in Group A. In Group B, Bangladesh will compete with Namibia, Netherlands, and Scotland for a place in the Super 12s. The Super 12 stage of the Tournament will underway on October 24.

GROUPS

Group 1: Pakistan, Australia, West Indies, New Zealand, Group A Team 1, Group B Team 2

Group 2: India, England, South Africa, Afghanistan, Group B Team 1, Group A Team 2

ICC T20 World Cup 2020 Complete Schedule

First round
October 18, 2020: Sri Lanka vs Ireland, Kardinia Park, South Geelong (8:00 AM PST)

October 18: Papua New Guinea vs Oman, Kardinia Park, South Geelong (1:00 PM PST)

October 19: Bangladesh vs Namibia, Bellerive Oval, Tasmania (8:00 AM PST)

October 19: Netherlands vs Scotland, Bellerive Oval, Tasmania (1:00 PM PST)

October 20: Ireland vs Oman, Kardinia Park, South Geelong (8:00 AM PST)

October 20: Sri Lanka vs Papua New Guinea, Kardinia Park, South Geelong (1:00 PM PST)

October 21: Namibia vs Scotland, Bellerive Oval, Tasmania (8:00 AM PST)

October 21: Bangladesh vs Netherlands, Bellerive Oval, Tasmania (1:00 PM PST)

October 22: Papua New Guinea vs Ireland, Kardinia Park, South Geelong (8:00 AM PST)

October 22: Sri Lanka vs Oman, Kardinia Park, South Geelong (1:00 PM PST)

October 23: Netherlands vs Namibia, Bellerive Oval, Tasmania (8.30 AM IST)

October 23: Bangladesh vs Scotland, Bellerive Oval, Tasmania (1:30 PM IST)

Super 12s Schedule
October 24: Australia vs Pakistan, Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney (1:00 PM PST)

October 24: India vs South Africa, Perth Stadium, Perth (4:00 PM PST)

October 25: A1 vs B2, Blundstone Arena, Hobart (8:00 AM PST)

October 25: New Zealand vs Windies, Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne (1:00 PM PST)

October 26: Afghanistan vs A2, Perth Stadium, Perth (11:00 AM PST)

October 26: England vs B1, Perth Stadium, Perth (4:00 PM PST)

October 27: New Zealand vs B2, Blundstone Arena, Hobart (1:00 PM PST)

October 28: Afghanistan vs B1, Perth Stadium, Perth (11:0 AM PST)

October 28: Australia vs Windies, Perth Stadium, Perth (4:00 PM PST)

October 29: Pakistan vs A1, Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney (8:00 AM PST)

October 29: India vs A2, Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne (1:00 PM PST)

October 30: England vs South Africa, Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney (1:00 PM PST)

October 30: Windies vs B2, Perth Stadium, Perth (4:00 PM PST)

October 31: Pakistan vs New Zealand, Brisbane Cricket Ground, Brisbane (9:00 AM PST)

October 31: Australia vs A1, Brisbane Cricket Ground, Brisbane (2:00 PM PST)

November 1: South Africa vs Afghanistan, Adelaide Oval, Adelaide (8:30 AM PST)

November 1: India vs England, Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne (1:00 PM PAT)

November 2: A2 vs B1, Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney (8.30 AM PST)

November 2: New Zealand vs A1, Brisbane Cricket Ground, Brisbane (2:00 PM IST)

November 3: Pakistan vs Windies, Adelaide Oval, Adelaide (8:30 AM PST)

November 3: Australia vs B2, Adelaide Oval, Adelaide (1:30 PM PST)

November 4: England vs Afghanistan, Brisbane Cricket Ground, Brisbane (2:00 PM PST)

November 5: South Africa vs A2, Adelaide Oval, Adelaide (8:30 AM PST)

November 5: India vs B1, Adelaide Oval, Adelaide (1:30 PM PST)

November 6: Pakistan vs B2, Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne (8:00 AM PST)

November 6: Australia vs New Zealand, Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne (1:00 PM PST)

November 7: England vs A2, Adelaide Oval, Adelaide (8:30 AM PST)

November 7: Windies vs A1, Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne (1:00 PM PST)

November 8: South Africa vs B1, Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney (8:00 AM PST)

November 8: India vs Afghanistan, Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney (1:00 PM PST)

Semi-finals
November 11: To be played at Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney (1:00 PM PST)

November 12: To be played at Adelaide Oval, Adelaide (1:30 PM PST)

Final

November 15: To be played at Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne. (1:00 PM PST)

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