Former WorldT20 champions and three-time finalists Sri Lanka and Bangladesh will be competing along with the six qualifiers from T20 World Cup global qualifiers in the group stage of the tournament for four spots into the main Super 12’s, which will be held from 18th Oct – 15th Nov 2020.
As per the qualification criteria set for the tournament, Australia and the other nine top-ranked sides in the T20I team rankings as on 31st Dec 2018 have ensured direct qualification. However, the top eight make it straight to the Super 12’s stage while the remaining two will play in the group stage along with six other teams who will qualify from the ICC T20 World Cup Qualifiers in 2019. Four teams from the group stage will advance to the Super 12’s along with the eight direct entrants.
Pakistan, India, England, Australia, South Africa, New Zealand, the Windies and Afghanistan will start their T20 World Cup campaign directly from the Super 12’s stage of the tournament.
The global qualifiers were held from Oct 18th – Nov 02nd, 2019 in UAE, from which Papua New Guinea, Ireland and Oman have now joined Sri Lanka in Group A, while Group B will see the Netherlands, Namibia and Scotland joining Bangladesh. Group A matches will be held at Kardinia Park, Geelong, while Group B matches will be held at Bellerive Oval, Hobart.
2020 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 01st Round Schedule
|18-Oct-20||Sri Lanka vs Ireland||Kardinia Park, Geelong||14:00PM|
|Papua New Guinea vs Oman||Kardinia Park, Geelong||19:00PM|
|19-Oct-20||Bangladesh vs Namibia||Bellerive Oval, Hobart||14:00PM|
|Netherlands vs Scotland||Bellerive Oval, Hobart||19:00PM|
|20-Oct-20||Ireland vs Oman||Kardinia Park, Geelong||14:00PM|
|Sri Lanka vs Papua New Guinea||Kardinia Park, Geelong||19:00PM|
|21-Oct-20||Namibia vs Scotland||Bellerive Oval, Hobart||14:00PM|
|Bangladesh vs Netherlands||Bellerive Oval, Hobart||19:00PM|
|22-Oct-20||Papua New Guinea vs Ireland||Kardinia Park, Geelong||14:00PM|
|Sri Lanka vs Oman||Kardinia Park, Geelong||19:00PM|
|23-Oct-20||Netherlands vs Namibia||Bellerive Oval, Hobart||14:00PM|
|Bangladesh vs Scotland||Bellerive Oval, Hobart||19:00PM|
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