Indian team has to play its first match against Pakistan.
Not many days are left in the ICC T20 World Cup 2021. In a few days, the qualifier matches will start and 10 days later the competition of Super-12 stage, from where the real battle of the championship will start. Team India will also start its campaign from the Super-12 stage itself. At present, some Indian veterans are busy in the last round of IPL 2021 and for whom the IPL ended early, they have started gathering together in the team hotel. These players have started their preparations, but the real preparation of Team India will start only after the IPL final on 15 October. India’s first match is on October 24, but even before that, Indian fans will get to see the action of Team India, when Indian players test their preparations in the practice match.
The ICC announced the schedule of practice matches before the World Cup on Tuesday 12 October. The practice matches of the qualifier matches starting from October 17, started from Tuesday itself, in which big teams like Sri Lanka and Bangladesh are also participating. At the same time, the preparation of 8 teams including India, which has already made a place in the Super-12 stage, will start from October 18. During this, each team will play two practice matches and then the real matches will start from the 23rd.
Practice matches on 18th and 20th October
Each team will clash with the teams of the other group in the practice match. Now let’s talk about the Indian team. The Indian team under the captaincy of Virat Kohli will take on the teams of Group 1 and both these matches are going to be very fun as England and Australia are in front of the team. According to the schedule fixed by the ICC,
The Indian team will play England in the first warm-up match on October 18 at 7.30 pm (Indian time). After that, on October 20, in the second warm-up match at 3.30 pm (Indian time), there will be a match against Australia, captained by Aaron Finch.
To get in groove for the #T20WorldCup, each team will play two warm-up matches!
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— T20 World Cup (@T20WorldCup) October 12, 2021
T20 series was won against Australia and England
India has played T20 series with these two teams in the last one year. On the tour of Australia in November-December 2020, Team India won the three-match series 2-1. After that, in March this year, there was a five-match series against England on the tour of India. Team India won 3-2 in that series of tough matches. The first match of the Indian team is against Pakistan on 24 October.
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