The teams for the T20 World Cup have been introduced on Friday.© AFP
India have been paired with Pakistan, New Zealand and Afghanistan in Group 2 of the Super 12 for the upcoming Twenty20 World Cup, the International Cricket Council (ICC) introduced on Friday. They shall be joined by two groups which might be but to be determined. The teams have been chosen on the premise of staff rankings as of March 20, 2021. Group 1 will see defending champions West Indies tackle England, Australia and South Africa. Round 1 of the T20 World Cup sees Sri Lanka, Ireland, Netherlands and Namibia in Group A and Bangladesh, Scotland, Papua New Guinea and Oman in Group B. The winners of Group A and runners-up of Group B will progress to Group 1 within the Super 12, whereas the winner of Group B and runners-up of Group A shall be part of Group 2.
“We are delighted to announce the teams for the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021. There are some nice match ups supplied by the teams and it begins to deliver the occasion to life for our followers as our first multi-team occasion because the onset of the worldwide pandemic attracts nearer,” ICC performing CEO Geoff Allardice was quoted as saying in a launch.
“Given the disruption attributable to COVID-19, we chosen the cutoff date as shut as doable to the occasion to make sure we have been in a position to embody the utmost quantity of cricket within the rankings which decide the teams. There is little doubt we’ll witness some extremely aggressive cricket when the occasion will get underway in simply three months.
“With the announcement of groupings, our countdown for the ICC T20 World Cup kickstarts. There is nothing that separates the 2 teams as each are filled with sides which might be extremely aggressive within the shortest format of the sport,” BCCI Secretary Jay Shah mentioned.
While the event is being held within the United Arab Emirates and Oman, BCCI are nonetheless the official hosts because it was initially set to be performed in India.
“It is sweet to get Oman within the body of world cricket with the internet hosting of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup. It will assist loads of younger gamers take an curiosity within the sport. We know it is going to be a world class occasion on this a part of the world,” BCCI president Sourav Ganguly mentioned.
The 2021 T20 World Cup shall be performed from October 17 to November 14.
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