ICC World T20: India to play 2 warm-up matches

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Published: Thursday, February 6, 2014, 11:30 [IST]
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ICC WT20: India to play 2 warm-up games

Dubai, Feb 6: India will play two warm-up matches, against Sri Lanka and England ahead of the ICC World Twenty20 in Bangladesh.

Full Schedule

India will face Sri Lanka on March 17 and England on March 19 (both day/night matches in Mirpur). They will launch their ICC World T20 campaign against Pakistan on March 21.

India are in Group 2 with Pakistan, Australia, West Indies and a Qualifier.

The ICC confirmed the schedule of warm-up matches on Wednesday (February 5).

A total of 16 warm-up matches will be played, including eight ahead of the first round and another eight in the lead up to the Super 10 stage.

The tournament starts on March 16 with Bangladesh facing Afghanistan. The final is on April 6.

Schedule of warm-up matches (All times local)

First round

Wednesday 12 March - Bangladesh Vs UAE (1530-1830), Fatullah; Ireland Vs Nepal (1930-2230), Fatullah; Afghanistan Vs Netherlands (1530-1830), ZACS, Chittagong; Zimbabwe Vs Hong Kong (1930-2230), ZACS, Chittagong

Friday 14 March - Nepal Vs UAE (1530-1830), Fatullah; Bangladesh Vs Ireland (1930-2230), Fatullah; Afghanistan Vs Zimbabwe (1530-1830), MA Aziz, Chittagong; Hong Kong Vs Netherlands (1930-2230), MA Aziz, Chittagong

Super 10 stage

Monday 17 March - New Zealand Vs Pakistan (1530-1830), Mirpur; Sri Lanka Vs India (1930-2230), Mirpur

Tuesday 18 March - West Indies Vs England (1530-1830), Fatullah; South Africa Vs Bangladesh A (1930-2230), Fatullah

Wednesday 19 March - Sri Lanka Vs West Indies (1530-1830), Mirpur; England Vs India (1930-2230), Mirpur; Australia Vs New Zealand (1530-1830), Fatullah; South Africa Vs Pakistan (1530-1830), Fatullah


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