India and Pakistan will face each other in the Super 12s stage of the 2021 Men’s T20 World Cup, which will be hosted by the United Arab Emirates and Oman between October 17 and November 14. More than two years, his last fixture came in the 2019 50 overs World Cup.
On Friday, the ICC announced the make-up of the groups – both for the first round and for the Super 12 stage – for the big-ticket tournament, the first multi-team event organized by the ICC, the World Cup. There will be an event. The final test of the World Test Championship, which includes India and New Zealand, was held in Southampton last month.
The ICC has not unveiled the 16-team tournament schedule, which will be finalized soon.
The first round matches will be divided into two groups, to be played in the UAE and Oman. Group A includes Sri Lanka, Ireland, the Netherlands, and Namibia, while Group B includes Bangladesh, Scotland, Papua New Guinea, and Oman. The top two teams in each group will qualify for the Super 12, which will be played in three UAE centers, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, and Sharjah.
The teams in the Super 12s are also divided into two groups. India and Pakistan are in Group 2 with New Zealand, Afghanistan, and two qualifiers – B1 and A2. Group 1 includes defending champions West Indies, England, Australia, and South Africa and two other qualifiers A1 and B2. The ICC confirmed that the groups were selected based on team rankings until March 20, 2021.
In the 2020 edition of the tournament, which was originally scheduled for Australia and was later postponed by the ICC due to the Cove 19 epidemic, India and Pakistan were in different groups as they finished in the ICC T20. 1 and 2 were. This would be the first time the two teams have not competed in a group stage of a world tournament since the 2011 50-over World Cup.
This time India is second only to England and ahead of New Zealand, followed by Pakistan, Australia, South Africa, Afghanistan, and the West Indies.