The 2 Finalist's in the 2019 ICC Men's T20 World Cup Qualifiers, Papua New Guinea and Netherlands, pose for a group photo - Image by ICC Online Media Zone @ICC (Twitter)

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.

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ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Qualifier Trophy with HE Sheikh Nahyan Mabarak Al Nahyan and the 14 Captains – Image by ICC Online Media Zone @ICC (Twitter)

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.

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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.

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Team’s in action during play-off and semifinal matches in Men’s T20 World Cup Qualifiers – Images by ICC Online Media Zone @ICC (Twitter)

2020 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 01st Round Schedule

Date Match Venue Time (Local)
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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Oman and Scotland qualify for 2020 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup in Australia – Images by ICC Online Media Zone @ICC (Twitter)

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