An India-Pakistan clash in the ICC T20 World Cup is sure to happen as both the arch-rivals have been included in the same group. The ICC T20 World Cup 2021 has been shifted to UAE and Oman. The tournament will be played from October 17 to November 14. This tournament was initially to be played in India but it was decided to postpone it due to the second wave of Kovid-19 (COVID-19 Pandemic) in India.
However, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) will be its host. It will be held at four grounds – Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Sharjah Stadium and Oman Cricket Academy Ground.
8 qualifying teams will participate in the first round
Eight qualifying teams will participate in the first round of the tournament which will be played in Oman and UAE. Four of these teams will advance to the Super 12 round where there will be eight qualifiers. The upcoming tournament will be the first T20 World Cup since 2016. The last time West Indies won the title by defeating England. The eight teams in the preliminary round include Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Ireland, Netherlands, Scotland, Namibia, Oman and Papua New Guinea.
ICC Men’s T20 World Cup group announcement
Group 1 – England, Australia, South Africa, West Indies, Group A winner, Group B runner-up
Group 2 – India, Pakistan, New Zealand, Afghanistan, Afghanistan, Runner-up A, Winner of Group B