T20 Cricket World Cup: Australia to face South Africa; West Indies to take on England

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  • In the Men’s T20 Cricket World Cup, Australia will be up against South Africa in Abu Dhabi, while defending champions, West Indies, take on England in Dubai today evening.
  • Favorites, India, are set to square off against Pakistan tomorrow in an all-important clash.
  • The first round of the ICC T20 World Cup 2021 came to a conclusion yesterday. The teams that made it out of the round were Sri Lanka, Namibia, Scotland, and Bangladesh. The all-important Super 12 stage will now get underway from today.
  • There are two groups for the stage – A & B – with six teams slotted in both groups. The Super 12 stage will follow a roundrobin format where each team will square off against the other five. Following the Super 12 stage, the top two teams from each group will qualify for the semifinals.
  • Group A consists of India, Pakistan, New Zealand, Afghanistan, Scotland, and Namibia, while Group B has Australia, England, West Indies, South Africa, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka. Group B is virtually touted as the group of titans , with some heavyweight teams clashing against each other.
  • All India Radio will broadcast ball-by-ball commentary of the World Cup from today.
  • Source : newsonair.gov.in

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