ICC T20 World Cup 2020 fixtures: India to start campaign vs South Africa on October 24

first_imgICC T20 World Cup 2020 fixtures: India to start campaign vs South Africa on October 24The Indian men’s team will begin its campaign against South Africa on October 24 at the new Optus stadium in Perth while the women’s team will face Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground on February 21.advertisement India Today Web Desk DubaiJanuary 29, 2019UPDATED: January 29, 2019 15:40 IST India will play South Africa in its first match at the T20 World Cup 2020 (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTS16 best men’s teams will play 45 matches from 18 October – 15 November 202010 top women’s teams will contest 23 matches from 21 February – 8 March 2020Both men’s and women’s finals will be played at the Melbourne Cricket GroundThe International Cricket Council on Tuesday announced the fixtures for the men’s and women’s T20 World Cup which will be played in Australia next year.The Indian men’s team will begin its campaign against South Africa on October 24 at the new Optus stadium in Perth while the women’s team will face Australia in the first match of the tournament at the Sydney Cricket Ground on February 21.The 16 best men’s teams will play 45 matches from 18 October 15 November 2020.Hosts Australia will play the opening match of the Super 12 stage of the tournament on Saturday 24 October under lights at the SCG in a blockbuster match-up against the world’s top-ranked team, Pakistan.The first men’s semi-final will take place at the SCG on Wednesday 11 November, with Adelaide Oval hosting the second semi-final the following night. Like the women’s final earlier in the year, the men’s final will be played at the MCG, on the evening of Sunday 15 November 2020.Here is the draw for the men’s #T20WorldCup in 2020!Which Super 12 route will be tougher to reach the semi-finals from? pic.twitter.com/C276LkqNgD ICC (@ICC) January 29, 2019Both tournaments will be held right across Australia in eight Host Cities and 13 venues.The women’s tournament will see top 10 teams contest 23 matches from 21 February 8 March.A spectacular opening celebration will mark the start of the women’s tournament, when hosts and defending champions Australia take on India at Sydney Showground Stadium on 21 February 2020. The women’s tournament will also feature double-header semi-finals at the iconic SCG on Thursday 5 March 2020.advertisementWomen’s and men’s tournaments to be played as standalone events, with both finals at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), the ICC confirmed in a media release.”To hold two T20 World Cup finals at the world’s largest cricket stadium in front of 92,000 people is a particularly exciting prospect,” ICC CEO Dave Richardson said in the statement.For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byrohan sen Tags :Follow India vs South AfricaFollow India vs AustraliaFollow ICCFollow T20 World Cup 2020 fixtureslast_img

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