ICC announces complete fixtures for the next Men’s and Women’s T20 World Cup

Hosts Australia will take on Pakistan's men and India's women for the opening fixtures of the Twenty20 World Cups in 2020

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The International Cricket Council on Tuesday (January 28) confirmed the fixtures of next Men's and Women's T20 World Cups, slated to be held in Australia in 2020. While the Men’s event will take place from October 8 to November 15, the Women’s one will be played from February 21 to March 8.

The T20 World Cups are being held in the same year and in the same country for the very first time, with the Men's and Women's finals to be played at the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground.

The Men's competition will feature several qualifying matches before Australia kicks off the Super 12 group stages on 24 October against the current No.1 side Pakistan at the Sydney Cricket Ground.

Australia, Pakistan, West Indies, New Zealand and two qualifiers make up one side of the draw, while India, England, South Africa, Afghanistan along with two qualifiers will form the other group.

On the other hand, 10 women's teams will feature in 23 matches with defending champions Australia to clash with India in the opening game in Sydney. Four-time winners Australia are in Group A with New Zealand, India, Sri Lanka and one qualifier, while West Indies, England, South Africa, Pakistan and a second qualifying team will form the Group B.

Here’s the full fixture of ICC Men’s T20 World Cup:

First round

18 October, 2020

Sri Lanka v Qualifier A3, Kardinia Park, South Geelong (2.00pm)

Qualifier A2 v Qualifier A4, Kardinia Park, South Geelong (7.00pm)

19 October, 2020

Bangladesh v Qualifier B3, Bellerive Oval, Tasmania (2.00pm)

Qualifier B2 v Qualifier B4, Bellerive Oval, Tasmania (7.00pm)

20 October, 2020

Qualifier A3 v Qualifier A4, Kardinia Park, South Geelong (2.00pm)

Sri Lanka v Qualifier A2, Kardinia Park, South Geelong (7.00pm)

21 October, 2020

Qualifier B3 v Qualifier B4, Bellerive Oval, Tasmania (2.00pm)

Bangladesh v Qualifier B2, Bellerive Oval, Tasmania (7.00pm)

22 October, 2020

Qualifier A2 v Qualifier A3, Kardinia Park, South Geelong (2.00pm)

Sri Lanka v Qualifier A4, Kardinia Park, South Geelong (7.00pm)

23 October, 2020

Qualifier B2 v Qualifier B3, Bellerive Oval, Tasmania (2.00pm)

Bangladesh v Qualifier B4, Bellerive Oval, Tasmania (7.00pm)

Super 12

24 October, 2020

Australia v Pakistan, Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney (7.00pm)

India v South Africa, Perth Stadium, Perth (7.00pm)

25 October, 2020

A1 v B2, Blundstone Arena, Hobart (2.00pm)

New Zealand v Windies, Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne (7.00pm)

26 October, 2020

Afghanistan v A2, Perth Stadium, Perth (2.00pm)

England v B1, Perth Stadium, Perth (7.00pm)

27 October, 2020

New Zealand v B2, Blundstone Arena, Hobart (7.00pm)

28 October, 2020

Afghanistan v B1, Perth Stadium, Perth (2.00pm)

Australia v Windies, Perth Stadium, Perth (7.00pm)

29 October, 2020

Pakistan v A1, Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney (2.00pm)

India v A2, Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne (7.00pm)

30 October, 2020

England v South Africa, Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney (2.00pm)

Windies v B2, Perth Stadium, Perth (7.00pm)

31 October, 2020

Pakistan v New Zealand, Brisbane Cricket Ground, Brisbane (2.00pm)

Australia v A1, Brisbane Cricket Ground, Brisbane (7.00pm)

1 November, 2020

South Africa v Afghanistan, Adelaide Oval, Adelaide (2.00pm)

India v England, Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne (7.00pm)

2 November, 2020

A2 v B1, Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney (2.00pm)

New Zealand v A1, Brisbane Cricket Ground, Brisbane (7.00pm)

3 November, 2020

Pakistan v Windies, Adelaide Oval, Adelaide (2.00pm)

Australia v B2, Adelaide Oval, Adelaide (7.00pm)

4 November, 2020

England v Afghanistan, Brisbane Cricket Ground, Brisbane (7.00pm)

5 November, 2020

South Africa v A2, Adelaide Oval, Adelaide (2.00pm)

India v B1, Adelaide Oval, Adelaide (7.00pm)

6 November, 2020

Pakistan v B2, Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne (2.00pm)

Australia v New Zealand, Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne (7.00pm)

7 November, 2020

England v A2, Adelaide Oval, Adelaide (2.00pm)

Windies v A1, Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne (7.00pm)

8 November, 2020

South Africa v B1, Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney (2.00pm)

India v Afghanistan, Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney (7.00pm)

Semi-finals

11 November, 2020 – Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney (7.00pm)

12 November, 2020 – Adelaide Oval, Adelaide (7.00pm)

Final

15 November, 2020 – Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne

(With ICC inputs)

 
 

By Salman Anjum - 29 Jan, 2019

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