After the thrill of league cricket in IPL 2021, an international dawn is coming in T20 from today. The Twenty20 Cricket World Cup starts today in the UAE and Oman.
The qualifier round begins today to decide the other four Super 12 teams in the tournament. Today, the first match of this round will be played between Oman and Papua New Guinea. The match will be played at the Oman Cricket Academy Ground at 3.30 pm. After this, the match between Bangladesh and Scotland will be played at the same ground from 7.30 pm.
Eight teams, including Team India, have already qualified for the Super 12 based on the ICC T20 rankings. The other four teams will be decided in a qualifier round between eight teams starting today. These eight teams are placed in Group A and Group B. Both Group A matches are to be played today. On the other hand, Ireland will face Netherlands and Sri Lanka will face Namibia in Group B tomorrow. The top two teams from both groups will qualify for the Super 12.
This is Oman’s second Twenty20 World Cup. Earlier, he surprised everyone by defeating Ireland in the 2016 event. The team is being led by Zeeshan Maqsood. Significantly, all Oman players play cricket as well as work full time. At the same time, the Papua New Guinea team is making its debut in the T20 World Cup this year.
India have been placed in Group 2 along with Pakistan, New Zealand and Afghanistan for the Twenty20 World Cup. After the qualifier round, it will include the winning team in Group B and the runner-up team in Group A. Group 1, on the other hand, includes the West Indies, England, Australia and South Africa. After the qualifier round, the winning team of Group A and the runner-up team of Group B will also join.