ICC T20 World Cup 2021: India to face Pakistan after 5 years in T20 cricket

The ICC T20 World Cup 2021 International Cricket Council (ICC) declared the groups for the T20 World Cup on Friday. This event will be organized by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) in Oman and the United Arab Emirates which will start from October 17 to November 14 ICC men’s T20 world cup 2021.

India and Pakistan teams are in the same group. As the teams were taken in on the basis of team rankings as of March 20, 2021. The remaining two teams in each group would be after the completion of Round 1 of the ICC T20 World Cup.

1. India and Pakistan head to head in T20 WCs

ICC T20 World Cup 2021
ICC T20 World Cup 2021

India enjoys a 5-0 advantage against Pakistan across all editions of the T20 World Cup.The last T20 match took place between the two teams in 2016 at Eden Gardens and Kolkata as part of the T20 FIFA World Cup.

India emerged successful in that match as it conquered Pakistan by 6 wickets.

2. What is round 1 of ICC T20 World Cup?

India and Pakistan
India and Pakistan

Round 1 will have eight teams, including automatic qualifiers Sri Lanka and Bangladesh, playing against the six teams who booked their spot through a qualifying event in 2019 in the UAE.

Ireland, the Netherlands, and Namibia join Sri Lanka in Group A. Group B has Oman, PNG and Scotland joined by Bangladesh.

The top two teams from both groups will progress to the Super 12 stage.

2.1 Groupings: Round 1

Group A: Sri Lanka, Ireland, the Netherlands, and Namibia

Group B: Bangladesh, Scotland, Papua New Guinea, and Oman

2.2 Super 12 groups

Group 1 : Comprises defending champions West Indies pooled alongside 2010 champions England, Australia, and South Africa along with two qualifiers from Round 1 joining them.

Group 2 : Comprises 2007 champions India, 2009 winners Pakistan, New Zealand, Afghanistan, and two qualifiers from Round 1.

“We are happy to announce the groups for the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021.

There are some great match-ups provided by the groups and it starts to bring the event to life for our fans as our first multi-team event.

Since the onset of the global pandemic and draws closer said ICC’s acting CEO Geoff Allardice.

“Given the disruption caused by COVID-19, We selected the cutoff date as close as possible to the event to ensure we were able to include the maximum amount of cricket in the rankings which determine the groups.”

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