India will tackle Pakistan in Ahmedabad on October 15
THE Cricket World Cup will start on October 5 with England going through New Zealand in Ahmedabad with the identical venue internet hosting the ultimate on November 19, organisers mentioned on Tuesday (27), with the schedule for the showpiece occasion in India additionally confirming Pakistan’s participation.
The fixtures have been revealed by the Worldwide Cricket Council throughout an occasion in Mumbai, lower than 4 months earlier than the beginning of the 50-overs event, with the delay partly as a result of soured political relation between India and Pakistan.
India’s refusal to journey to Pakistan for the Asia Cup in August-September triggered the newest dispute between the bitter neighbours, who play one another solely in multi-team occasions.
Pakistan responded by threatening to boycott the World Cup in the event that they weren’t allowed to stage no less than some matches of the Asia Cup on dwelling soil.
The stalemate was lastly resolved earlier this month when Pakistan agreed to separate matches with Sri Lanka, the place India will play their Asia Cup matches.
The arch-rivals meet within the event’s most anticipated match on October 15 in Ahmedabad’s Narendra Modi Stadium – the most important cricket venue on the planet by capability.
India will start their marketing campaign per week earlier in opposition to five-times champions Australia in Chennai.
England’s opener in opposition to New Zealand is a rematch of the 2019 last during which they prevailed through a now-scrapped boundary depend rule.
Amongst different key fixtures, 1992 champions Pakistan meet Australia in Bengaluru on October 20, whereas England tackle South Africa the next day in Mumbai.
Australia face India at Chennai on October 8 and captain Pat Cummins was trying ahead to the environment.
“You recognize there’s going to be massive crowds, however no larger than taking part in India at dwelling in a World Cup recreation, in order that’s going to be thrilling for us,” he added.
“It is going to be an enormous problem, they’re a top-class group however if you wish to win a World Cup you’re going to need to be higher than everybody else, so why not tackle India straight up?”
The primary semi-final will happen on November 15 in Mumbai with Kolkata internet hosting the second the next day. Each video games, in addition to the ultimate, shall be day-night fixtures.
There shall be a complete of 10 venues for the 10-team event – Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Dharamsala, Delhi, Chennai, Lucknow, Pune, Bengaluru, Mumbai and Kolkata.
Other than hosts India, the checklist of groups which have already certified embody Afghanistan, Australia, Bangladesh, England, New Zealand, Pakistan and South Africa.
Two extra sides will be part of them following a qualifying event in Zimbabwe, which is able to conclude on July 9.
Twice winners West Indies have appeared at each event because it was first staged in 1975 however defeat by the Netherlands within the qualifying occasion on Monday (26) leaves their probabilities hanging by a thread.