T20 World Cup Groups: The highly expected group models for the T20 World Cup 2021 have been revealed today during a ceremony in Oman. Oman is the co-host of the tournament along with the UAE. The world cup will begin on 17th October In UAE and Oman.
The match schedule will take to another week but the groups have announced. Fans are very excited to see rivals between India and Pakistan are pitted against each other in the same group. India and Pakistan were in separate groups in the previous tournament but not played due to the pandemic.
The first round will highlight eight teams and split into two groups of four who did not automatically qualify for the main part of the tournament. The top two from each of these groups – Sri Lanka, Ireland, Netherlands, and Namibia are in Group. Bangladesh, Scotland, Papua New Guinea, and Oman are in Group B. They will then progress to the Super 12 stage.
Each group in the Super 12s already consists of four teams that automatically qualified due to their high ranking. Australia is in Group 1 along with England, South Africa, and the West Indies. While India, Pakistan, New Zealand, and Afghanistan are the top-ranked teams in Group 2.
2021 T20 World Cup groups
Group A: Sri Lanka, Ireland, Netherlands, Namibia
Group B: Bangladesh, Scotland, Papua New Guinea, Oman
Group 1: Australia, England, South Africa, West Indies, A1, B2
Group 2: India, Pakistan, New Zealand, Afghanistan, B1, A2
“Given the disruption caused by COVID-19, we selected the cut-off date as close as possible to the experience to ensure we were able to include the most amount of cricket in the rankings which define the groups,” said the ICC Acting Chief Executive Geoff Allardice in a statement.