India's Quest for ICC T20 World Cup begins on October 24: Team India led by Virat Kohli will begin their quest to claim the T20 World Cup 2021 on October 24 against Pakistan. Ever since India's maiden T20 WC triumph in 2007, they have never reached the final of this ICC event. This year will be a great opportunity for Kohli and co. to bring an end to their ICC trophy drought. However, the path to glory won't be easy considering the T20 World Cup 2021 schedule and group in the Super 12s for India.
India is placed alongside Pakistan, New Zealand, and Afghanistan in Group B of the Super 12 stage. And most likely Bangladesh will join this group after qualifying from Round 1. As a result, all Asian teams in the same group could make life tough for already touted favorites India. Here's a detailed look at India's T20 World Cup Schedule, Match List, Venues, Squad for the T20 World Cup 2021:
T20 World Cup 2021 Schedule, Match List for Team India
As per the T20 World Cup 2021 schedule for Team India, they'll kickstart their campaign on October 24 in a high-octane clash against Pakistan in Dubai. Like all of India's other matches in the T20 WC 21, the match will begin at 07:30 PM IST. India will next face New Zealand on October 31 at the same venue.
Kohli's men will be up against the Afghanistan challenge in Abu Dhabi on November 3. India's last two matches in the Super 12 stage are scheduled on November 5 and November 8 in Dubai.
Here's the complete Team India schedule for the T20 World Cup 2021:
|Date||Match||Timings (In IST)||Venue|
|24-Oct-21||India vs Pakistan||7:30 PM||Dubai|
|31-Oct-21||India vs New Zealand||7:30 PM||Dubai|
|03-Nov-21||India vs Afghanistan||7:30 PM||Abu Dhabi|
|05-Nov-21||India vs B1||7:30 PM||Dubai|
|08-Nov-21||India vs A2||7:30 PM||Dubai|
Team India Probable Squad for T20 World Cup 2021
The Indian selection committee might face tough times when they sit out to select India's squad for the T20 World Cup 2021. Under Virat Kohli's leadership, the ‘Men in Blue' are ranked in the ICC T20I rankings. It will be crucial for the selectors to pick a squad that has the potential to claim the trophy in 2021.
While most of the players pick themselves, there are still a few fringe players who might get an opportunity considering the ICC's decision to allow huge squads due to unprecedented times during the COVID-19 era. Here's India's Predicted 23-man squad for the upcoming T20 World Cup 2021:
India’s Full Predicted Squad for the T20 World Cup 2021
Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Virat Kohli (C), Suryakumar Yadav, Shreyas Iyer, Ishan Kishan, Rishabh Pant, Sanju Samson, Hardik Pandya, Washington Sundar, Shardul Thakur, Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Yuzvendra Chahal, Rahul Chahar, Deepak Chahar, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammad Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, T Natarajan, Prasidh Krishna, Varun Chakravarthy
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q1: When is India vs Pakistan match in T20 World Cup 2021?
Ans: India will play against Pakistan on October 24 at the T20 World Cup in Dubai. The match will start at 7:30 PM IST.
Q2: When is T20 World Cup 2021 Final match?
Ans: The T20 World Cup 2021 Final will be played on 14 November in Dubai.