In the T20 World Cup 2021, India has to play its first match against Pakistan, but before that India has to play two warm-up matches against England and Australia. Out of this, India was to play against England on 18 October, but now it has been changed. This practice match between India and England has been canceled and now on October 18, India will play a warm-up match with Australia, while on October 20, India has to play a warm-up match against South Africa. India has to play both the warm-up matches according to India’s time from 7.30 pm.
According to Sportskeeda, India was earlier to play both the warm-up matches at the Dubai International Stadium, but now these matches will be played at the ICC Cricket Academy Ground in Dubai. After the practice match with India was canceled, the England cricket team will now play its first practice match against Pakistan on 18 October. Apart from this, the England cricket team will play its second warm-up match against New Zealand in Abu Dhabi on 20 October. This time the ICC T20 World Cup 2021 will be jointly organized in UAE and Oman and it will start from October 17, just after the IPL.
India will now get a chance to play warm-up matches against teams like Australia and South Africa before the match against Pakistan and this will give Team India a great opportunity to test their preparation. After the 2019 ODI World Cup between India and Pakistan, there will be a match now and everyone is eagerly waiting for it. India has an excellent record against Pakistan in ICC events and both the teams have faced each other 12 times so far. Out of this, Pakistan has not won even once.